Integrated chipsets might not excite the average enthusiast, but they're the platform utilized by over 95 percent of the systems sold today. AMD's new 780G is meant to earn Sunnyvale a larger piece of the integrated pie, assuming ATI's chipset can deliver. Ars Technica benchmarks the integrated chipset with World of WarCraft, Call of Duty 4, Company of Heroes, World in Conflict, and Crysis.
• Excellent price/performance ratio
• Sets new standard for integrated GPU performance
• Crossfire functionality
• SB700 southbridge SATA performance still lags Intel's ICH9
• Current Athlon X2 and Phenom performance may artificially limit attractiveness of chipset