Why PCI Express Bandwidth Matters
With the launch of the XPress 3200, ATI raised questions about the efficiency of NVIDIA's dual chip SLI X16 soluiton and we set to out answer them as best we could.
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.
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?
Subject: Chipsets | January 4, 2006 - 11:49 PM | Ryan Shrout
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.
Subject: Chipsets | December 23, 2005 - 04:09 PM | Ryan Shrout
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.
Subject: Chipsets | December 14, 2005 - 10:54 AM | Ryan Shrout
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
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.
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.
Subject: Chipsets | September 13, 2005 - 01:19 AM | Ryan Shrout
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.
Subject: Chipsets | September 12, 2005 - 05:40 PM | Ryan Shrout
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