Advanced Micro Devices on Wednesday announced the availability of silicon targeted at the "performance" gaming community.
The new 790GX chipset is slotted below the existing, higher-end 790FX, which is targeted at the ultra-enthusiast game segment.
The 790GX allows gamers to safely run Phenom-processor-based systems at speeds of more than 3.0GHz using a technology AMD calls "Advanced Clock Calibration." A processor rated at 2.5GHz, for example, can be "overclocked" to run at 3.2GHz to get better performance in games.
"Significant tuning enhancements via Advanced Clock Calibration...introduced with the AMD 790GX … Read more