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Review: ATI PCI Express Introduction

by Ryszard Sommefeldt on 1 June 2004, 00:00

Tags: AMD (NYSE:AMD), ATi Technologies (NYSE:AMD)

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Introduction

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PCI Express is just around the corner in terms of Intel releasing a supporting mass market chipset, with the other usual core logic suspects doing their own PCI Express dances in the near future. With the current main focus of PCI Express being its replacement for the AGP graphics interconnect, it makes sense that large GPU vendors should officially announce their wares in the very near future and show off working hardware to all and sundry.

While I don't have the working hardware side of things today, I do have ATI's official PR about their upcoming PCI Express products, including the R423 and the mid-range RV380 and RV370 parts, as well as their mobile bits and pieces. So without further ado, here's a short article on what's new for ATI in terms of the new bus standard, centered around their desktop Radeon product family, with the mobile stuff tacked on for good measure.