ATI announces another uncoming chipset
Subject: General Tech | November 24, 2005 - 12:04 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Inquirer caught ATI talking about a new chipset that might be ready to launch in the first quarter of 2006, called the RS485. It will be made to handle the upcoming M2 AMD processors, though it will not support Crossfire, it will support DDR2.
"The chipset is called the RS485 and it supports one single graphic slot only. It's designed over
a new reference motherboard as it has to accommodate new AMD DDR 2 CPUs. Those CPUs will bring a
lot of memory and socket changes but they won't surface before sometime in Q2 next year. It's all
done in order to support DDR 2 memory on AMD.
The chipset was sampled back in September and should be in production in December but you won't be
able to do much with it before AMD introduces its new DDR 2 CPUs. Will you?"
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