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
Subject: Chipsets | August 30, 2005 - 10:52 AM | Ryan Shrout
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
Subject: Chipsets | August 17, 2005 - 04:19 PM | Ryan Shrout
VIA has announced the first chipset for the new mobile VIA C7-M processor.
VIA today announced the VIA VN800, the first chipset solution for the VIA C7-M™ processor with DDR2 memory support for fast and efficient system memory access and hardware MPEG-2 decoding for flawless DVD playback.
Subject: Chipsets | August 8, 2005 - 11:51 AM | Ryan Shrout
Though it wasn't officially released or announced yet, NVIDIA sent out a PR this morning touting the use of a new chispet in an upcoming Dell system. The XPS 600 series of system will now be using the NVIDIA nForce4 SLI X16 MCP that gives the board a full x16 lanes of PCI Express to both graphics card slots and rids the system of any switching or paddle boards for moving between SLI and standard modes. In all reality, this will mean nothing in terms of perfor
Subject: Chipsets | May 26, 2005 - 12:03 PM | Ryan Shrout
In other chipset news, it looks that even though Intel is saying no chipset shortage exists, the motherboard vendors in Taiwan have very different opinons.
Intel recently stated that the tight supply has improved, as the company is able to meet both shipment and lead-time goals for most motherboard makers.
Subject: Chipsets | May 26, 2005 - 12:02 PM | Ryan Shrout
File this one under, duh. Digitimes is reporting that when ATI launches their upcoming multi-VPU technology at Computex, the demand for their chipsets that support this technology will increase dramatically.
ATI Technologies, which reportedly is set to roll out its long-anticipated multi-VPU 'Crossfire' technology at the upcoming Computex Taipei, may see a boost in its chipset shipments as well, local motherboard makers predict.
The new multi-VPU Crossfire will be a comparable technol
Subject: Chipsets | May 25, 2005 - 09:55 AM | Ryan Shrout
I found these roadmaps in my inbox this morning that appear to have come from a Foxconn presentation of some kind.
First up is the Intel roadmap; we can see that the NVIDIA chipsets are in red, the Intel chipsets in blue and the SiS chipsets are in green. NVIDIA's nForce4 SLI is shown here as the Q2 2005 product and if you look to Q4 of 2005, you'll see another product called C60G and C60D. These are very likely the upcoming integrated g
Subject: Chipsets | May 10, 2005 - 10:29 AM | Ryan Shrout
Digitimes is reporting that NVIDIA is readying its C51 chipset to enter the mainstream segment of the K8 market, both S939 and S754. Apparently there are going to be two versions of the chip that will have two different graphics cores. The report also says that NVIDIA may be lowering prices on their SLI chipsets. If the prices Digitimes claims ATI is going to release their chips for are true, NVIDIA may be in a lot of trouble!
In addition, Nvidia plans to reduce the prices on its current l
Subject: Chipsets | April 27, 2005 - 11:41 AM | Ryan Shrout
According to this article at Digitimes, it looks like both VIA and ULi are going to obtain rights to use dual-graphics technology from both ATI and NVIDIA. You'll remember that PC Perspective was one of the proponents of the SLI technology from NVIDIA being available to other chipset vendors, but at the time, NVIDIA claimed it was all a quality control issue. Perhaps this shows that it was really a money issue after all?
Taiwan-based chipset makers including VIA Technologies and ULi expect to obt