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Manufacturer: ATI
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Introduction to the Radeon XPress 3200

ATI is announcing the new Radeon XPress 3200 chipset today and we have all the details including 40 lanes of PCI Express on the north bridge and extreme overclocking potentional.

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Manufacturer: NVIDIA
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nForce for the Whole Family

NVIDIA is announcing two new chipsets for the Intel platform, aimed mainly at the mainstream and budget markets. You won't find quad SLI systems in here, though maybe you'll find a new system for mom?

ATI's Upcoming Chipset to be Dubbed 3200

Subject: Chipsets | January 4, 2006 - 08:49 PM |
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ATI's upcoming X16 chipset is going to be called the XPress 3200 according to the InqWell.

The 3200 number is there because the chipset features 32 lanes for dual PCIe 16X graphic cards and the rest of the name is logical.

Motherboard manufacturers are making these boards as we speak and there should be some retail boards at launch time. The boards are scheduled for a double jeopardy launch with the new graphic chip R580, known as Radeon X1900XTX.

Source: The Inquirer

NVIDIA & ULi Acquisition Interview

Subject: Chipsets | December 23, 2005 - 01:09 PM |
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Firing Squad has cornered NVIDIA's chipset guru, Drew Henry, in an attempt to get more information on the recently announced acquisition of ULi by the green giant.

If I was forced to speculate, I would suggest mobile chipsets and SATA-II. Although NVIDIA offers nForce3 mobile chipsets, they've been unusually quiet for the last few years. From this interview, we now know that 2006 will be the year that NVIDIA will return to the mobile market in greater force.

Source: Firing Squad

NVIDIA to Acquire ULI Chipset Maker

Subject: Chipsets | December 14, 2005 - 07:54 AM |
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Well, this is certainly going to be a smack in the face to ATI's hopes in the chipset market.  NVIDIA is set to take over ULI's chipset business next year and that is nothing but bad news for the big red machine.  As most of you know the ATI motherboard south bridge chips have been plagued with issues and ATI's quick fix was to pair the Xpress 200 north bridge with a ULI south bridge, just like we saw on the Asus A8R-MVP motherboard I recently reviewed.&n

Source: Digitimes
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Manufacturer: VIA
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Introduction to the K8T900

VIA readies another chipset that is both ready for the M2 socket as well as competing in the currently NVIDIA-dominated AMD-platform chipset market.

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NVIDIA's Return to Integrated GPUs

NVIDIA has readied its first integrated chipset since the nForce2 and is going to try and take the AMD market by storm by offering HD output for the first time on a motherboard.

Intel 975X Chipset to Support Both SLI and CrossFire

Subject: Chipsets | September 12, 2005 - 10:19 PM |
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According to Digitimes Intel's upcoming 975X chipset will support both SLI and CrossFire dual graphics solutions, throwing yet another wrench into the world of multi-GPU systems.  Now perhaps an Intel platform for a gaming box looks a little better?

Intel's forthcoming high-end 975X chipset, which is expected to be launched in the first quarter of next year, will support both Nvidia's SLI and ATI Technologies' 'CrossFire' dual-graphics technology, according to sources at Taiwan motherboard makers.

Source: Digitimes

Intel Buys Entry Level Chipsets from ATI

Subject: Chipsets | September 12, 2005 - 02:40 PM |
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This is an interesting turn of events; due to Intel's recent chipset shortage, Intel has started buying RC410 chipsets from ATI in order to fill in the gaps in their 915 chipset market. 

Intel has placed orders for PCIe-enabled RC410 chips from ATI Technologies in order to maintain its supply of 915-based motherboards as the chip giant is reportedly to phase out its 865 and 915PL/GL chipsets in the fourth quarter and exit the entry-level chipset market, the Chinese-language Commercial Times reported t

Source: Digitimes

ATI To Release Five New Chipsets

Subject: Chipsets | August 30, 2005 - 07:52 AM |
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This is pretty interesting news this morning.  Digitimes is saying that ATI has plans to introduce a new lineup of chipsets for the AMD Socket M2 in 2006.  They first mention the new ATI RD580 and RD580C chipsets, which we first saw mentioned at the recent ECS Editor's Day (see below) and from what we here these will have two full x16 PCIe connections to compete against the NF4 SLIX16 chipset.  There is also mention of a new integrated chipset, the RS and RX48

Source: Digitimes