Abilities Overclock And the High End market
You presented an interesting innovation in the form of Hybrid Graphics - is CrossFire anything, and if so, can you 'mix' cards?
The technology is a standard CrossFire supported by the board. For this reason the technology can only be combined with a 3450 card, and possibly a 3470 in the near future. It is not possible to 'mix' other cards, as the technological differences are too great, which will eventually cause a bottleneck. Will only hurt performance.
What about the new platform's overclocking capabilities - in terms of processor, graphics core, and chipset?
"The graphics core operates at a base frequency of 500MHz, but with relatively simple overclocking can reach up to 1000MHz. This is an unprecedented 100% overclocking option for the core without replacing the cooling. Adding a fan (active air cooling) can even yield higher results, And with more exotic cooling the sky is the limit.
This fact proves that we can actually market cores with a higher frequency, but at the moment there is no need to do that because we have no competition. "
What about Overclocking for processors? It's no secret that Phenom was very disappointed in this respect.
"There is a difficulty in the field, we are working on it vigorously."
According to the new situation, how do you deal with similar solutions Intel As a powerful factor in the IGP market, and in front of Intel solutions combined with NVIDIA?
"The results we have shown prove that the average improvement we offer exceeds the competitor three times. These are unprecedented differences (the comparison was made between the G35 + Q6600 and the 780G - GZ) platform. We will also compete and win with the future solutions of the two major competitors in this market. The IGP. "
The feeling is that you have neglected the high market because you can not handle it successfully. Is this indeed the case and what do you do to make things happen?
"We will never abandon the high market. Until two years ago, we were technologically leading this market segment, and now we are working on new solutions that will give us back the lead. Nevertheless, it should be noted that the mainstream segment and IGP in particular includes 70% of the market. The big competitor's 'bread and butter' Financially, it is important for us to gain momentum and invest in it as well.
Nevertheless, we are doing everything we can to win the hearts of the overeklokers and gamers again. We equip Macci, one of the world's best known overeklocers, with all the equipment needed in a special laboratory to break the record of the3DMark And will give us back the prestige in the field. "