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Crossfire may boost ATI chipset shipments
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Fri 27 May 2005



Digitimes -- "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 technology to the SLI (scalable link interface) architecture marketed by rival Nvidia. A report from The Inquirer stated ATI will debut Crossfire on June 1 at Computex Taipei.

Motherboard makers estimate shipments of motherboards based on ATI’s RD400 and RD480 chipsets will be boosted accordingly, with the RD400 supporting the AMDs Socket 939 platform, while the RD480 will support Intel’s LGA 775 Pentium 4 platform.

In related news, ATI is still suffering from gloomy sales for its PCIe-supported Radeon X300 series chipsets, according to sources at motherboard makers. Intel’s aggressive strategy with its integrated chipsets has affected ATI’s channel sales, and the company will probably need two months to ease its inventory, the source noted."


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