“AMD has revealed to its Taiwan motherboard partners that Pisces, a new entry-level desktop platform based on its Athlon II processors (Propus, Rana and Regor) and the new 55nm-based 780G+ IGP chipset (ATI Radeon HD 4200 GPU), is scheduled to be released before September this year.
The 780G+ chipset will enter the design validation test (DVT) stage in April, while related motherboards will be showcased at Computex Taipei 2009 in June, according to industry sources in Taiwan.
AMD declined the opportunity to respond to this report saying it cannot comment on unannounced products.”
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According to DigiTimes, the low price of the Phenom II processor has made the company a lot more popular. So popular that motherboard manufacturers are expecting a big jump in market share, their prediction is 30%. Computex will also bring about some more interest in AMD, with the rumoured release of the 780G+ chipset. They will pair that with the new Athlon II processors in a platform named Pisces, which undoubtedly will be cheaper than a Dragon platform.