Feeds

ATI rebrands Xpress chipsets

'Radeon' out, 'CrossFire' in

Top three mobile application threats

ATI has formally renamed its Radeon Xpress 200 chipset to CrossFire Xpress 1600, the company's website reveals. Such a move had been anticipated - a number of motherboard makers have already begun cutting and pasting the new name into existing product documentation.

The Xpress 1600 supports a pair of 8x PCI slots for co-operative GPUs and hooks them up to either an Intel processor and main memory, or to an AMD processor and its built-in memory controller.

The chipset's South Bridge component plays host to eight USB 2.0 ports, up to seven PCI slots, four parallel ATA 133 drives, two Serial ATA drives that can be run in RAID 0 and 1 configurations and an HD audio sub-system. It also provides support for Trusted Platfrom Module 1.1 and 1.2.

ati crossfire xpress 1600 chipset logo

The chipset's core component is the RD480, RD481 or RD482 North Bridges, all of which can form the basis for CrossFire Xpress 1600 motherboards. The recently released RD580 powers ATI's CrossFire Xpress 3200 chipset, which supports two 16x PCI Express graphics cards.

ATI is expected to unveil is SB600 South Bridge chip in May. Its upcoming HDMI-enabled RD600 and RS600 chipsets - their go-to-market name remains unknown, though it's clearly going to be CrossFire Xpress something - are believed to be set to ship in June. ®

Seven Steps to Software Security

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Prevent sensitive data leakage over insecure channels or stolen mobile devices.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.