AMD 780-series core-logic will feature HyperTransport 3.0 bus for CPUs, PCI Express 2.0 x16 and x1 for add-on cards and DirectX 10-compliant graphics core with universal video decoder (UVD) engine as well as D-Sub, DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort outputs. The chipset will be released to mass production in Q1 2008 and mainboards on its based may feature new-generation SB700 I/O controller.
740G and the newer 780 series are expected in Q3 2007 and Q1 2008, respectively. Laptops and low-cost desktops are the primary targets for integrated graphics, so those will be the products to watch over the next year to see if AMD is able to make headroom.
It's entirely possible that AMD may push Intel to revolutionize their integrated GPUs, such as how the stunning success of the Athlon and Athlon64 pushed Intel to develop Core. This is nothing but good for the consumer.