ATI unveils new chipset line-up bringing new features
Subject: Motherboards | May 23, 2006 - 08:55 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
MARKHAM, CANADA - May 23, 2006 - ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX:ATY,
NASDAQ:ATYT) is bringing its technology leadership to a new generation of
AMD PC users with the introduction of the CrossFireT Xpress 3200 chipset and
the ATI RadeonR Xpress 1100 series of chipsets, all compatible with socket
AM2. The CrossFire Xpress 3200 is the top-performing enthusiast chipset
available today and the Radeon Xpress 1100 prepares users for Windows VistaT
with ATI's fastest integrated graphics ever.
The feature-rich platforms employ ATI's new southbridge technology, the
SB600 series. The SB600 series provides the most connectivity options
available today, including 10 USB 2.0 ports, 4 SATA Generation II ports,
RAID support, high-definition audio, and support for established
connectivity options, such as parallel ATA. The SB600 also makes use of
disk controller technologies such as the Advanced Host Controller Interface
(AHCI) with native command queuing (NCQ) to provide super-fast access to
data storage, making games, applications, and files load faster. In Windows
Vista, the new controller also ensures blazing disk performance on AMD
systems using the native AHCI driver - something that's only supported today
on ATI platforms.
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