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    News - AMD quietly rolls out value-conscious 760G chipset

    AMD has today launched a downgraded alternative to its impressive 780G chipset in the form of the 760G.
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    Re: News - AMD quietly rolls out value-conscious 760G chipset

    780G boards can be had for about £55. 740G boards are about £45.

    So I would assume 760G boards would fall between those two, or will they just replace the 740G boards? Either way you are loosing out on HD acceleration and HDMI for a saving of less than £10. Doesn't seem worth it to me.

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    Re: News - AMD quietly rolls out value-conscious 760G chipset

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    780G boards can be had for about £55. 740G boards are about £45.

    So I would assume 760G boards would fall between those two, or will they just replace the 740G boards? Either way you are loosing out on HD acceleration and HDMI for a saving of less than £10. Doesn't seem worth it to me.
    Not if you don't need HDMI or HD acceleration and would rather spend that tenner down the pub, but yeah, I do see your point. £10 isn't a lot to quibble over.

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    Re: News - AMD quietly rolls out value-conscious 760G chipset

    Quote Originally Posted by Fraz View Post
    Not if you don't need HDMI or HD acceleration and would rather spend that tenner down the pub, but yeah, I do see your point. £10 isn't a lot to quibble over.
    OEMs trying to hit price points on bargain bucket and business desktops will quibble over a lot less than a tenner... that's where a lot of these will go.

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    Re: News - AMD quietly rolls out value-conscious 760G chipset

    Thats a good point kingpotnoodle, i was thinking about self builds rather than OEMs.

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    Re: News - AMD quietly rolls out value-conscious 760G chipset

    but even for a self build, I'm probably not going to spend that £10 extra. I'm looking at 740g/780g boards for a NAS/file server build. There's a large part of me that says, go on, spend the extra £10-15 for 780g and the HD stuff even though I know the chances of it ever being used are virtually, if not entirely, nil. (this box will probably only ever have a monitor attached to it when it's being set up, then it'll be in the loft)

    I keep repeating to myself "must be sensible, must be sensible..."

    slightly more on topic, I'd be interested whether this is actually a 740g replacement, or is meant to sit in between the current offerings

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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryRW View Post
    ...the chances of it ever being used are virtually, if not entirely, nil. (this box will probably only ever have a monitor attached to it when it's being set up, then it'll be in the loft)
    My "boxes" move around quite a lot. If you decide, for instance, to get a different NAS solution, you may wish you'd bought 780g, so you could use this as a Media Centre in your front room.

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