ATI readies 'Radeon Xpress' Athlon 64 chipset

ATI will ship its first PCI Express chipsets next month, initially targeting AMD processors, followed by Intel-oriented versions in November. And the new chipsets will ship under a new brand, Radeon Xpress. So claims Anandtech, citing no sources so presumably basing its commentary on a peak or two at the graphics chip company's roadmaps. The report matches what an ATI official let slip a few weeks ago.

First out will be the Radeon Xpress 200G and 200P, both due to appear in October 2004, and better known as the RS480 and RX480, respectively. The 200G incorporates an RV370 graphics core - the same core that's behind the Radeon X600 and X300 - while the 200P offers no integrated graphics, as expected. AMD-based PC vendors and their customers are apparently much keener on add-in graphics cards than their Intel equivalents, so ATI's decision makes sense.

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News source: The Reg

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