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Radeon Xpress 1250 will be ATI's only AVIVO capable chipset in the near future
Radeon Xpress 1250, complete with AVIVO

DailyTech has learned ATI’s upcoming RS600 integrated graphics chipset for Intel LGA775-based processors has been named Radeon Xpress 1250.

The Radeon Xpress 1250 has a Radeon X700 derived graphics core with support for HDMI with HDCP compatibility. An HDCP-DVI TMDS transmitter is integrated into the Radeon Xpress 1250 core logic too. There’s no word if the Radeon Xpress 1250 will support the recently finalized HDMI 1.3 specification or HDMI 1.1 like the Sapphire Radeon X1600Pro HDMI. ATI’s AVIVO video processing engine with hardware acceleration for H.264, Blu-Ray and HD-DVD video formats. Windows Vista Premium with Aeroglass interface will also be supported by the IGP chipset.

It doesn’t appear the Radeon Xpress 1250 will be a complete replacement for ATI’s current Radeon Xpress 200. Instead the Radeon Xpress 1250 will be aimed towards digital home users while the Radeon Xpress 200 will continue to cater towards business users -- including Windows Vista Premium with Aeroglass support. Whether or not Radeon Xpress 1250 based systems will receive Intel Viiv branding is unknown. Radeon Xpress 1250 motherboards have been spotted at Computex from ECS and are expected to arrive during the August-September time frame. Mid-2007 will bring another ATI chipset, the RS700. Naming of the RS700 chipset is unknown though.

ATI's Xpress 1600 and 3200 chipsets, though older, are still the company's flagship CrossFire products.  ATI will also release RD600 later this year, a non-IGP version of RS600 specifically for CrossFire.


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Cool Beans!
By DavidJ on 6/28/2006 8:49:36 PM , Rating: 2
Wow, If these onboard graphics are going they way they are, they'll catch up and surpass my rig in no time. Time to upgrade!




RE: Cool Beans!
By reactor on 6/28/2006 10:16:54 PM , Rating: 2
already passed mine :(


RE: Cool Beans!
By rumptis on 6/29/2006 9:26:49 AM , Rating: 2
Looks like they are getting ready for Vista. The Intel onboard crap isn't going to cut it.


By kenyee on 6/28/2006 9:08:35 PM , Rating: 2
Hoping this is fast enough to do 1080p deinterlacing for the HTPC crowd...hope it can really decode H.264 MPEG4 at that resolution as well :-)

nVidia is slacking off and not upgrading the C51 for the rest of the year :-P




By xdrol on 6/29/2006 6:06:08 AM , Rating: 2
Why deinterlance a 1080 p picture? :) You mean 1080i.


By tygrus on 6/29/2006 9:53:32 AM , Rating: 2
'1080i' means interlaced. To show 1080i on a progressive monitor (ie. LCD) then you have to show two half frames at once that were once captured at two different times. De-interlacing uses an algorithm (fuzzy logic?) which uses the previous half frame and the next few half frames to make it look smooth (eg. minus jaggered lines and distortion caused by estranged frames not belonging together).

A proper 1080p video needs no deinterlacing when shown on a LCD PC monitor.


Integrated graphics
By Brainonska511 on 6/28/2006 7:59:13 PM , Rating: 2
That's pretty good - essentially having integrated graphics on the level of an X700.




HTPC
By othercents on 6/29/2006 12:11:17 PM , Rating: 2
This is definetly the way to go with HTPC. I think if someone plays their cards right they can build a system around this chip with just Sound, DVD, and Harddrive in a small enough package to make everyone happy. I would be interested in a system like this.

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RS600
By Trisped on 6/29/2006 12:39:24 PM , Rating: 2
At first I thought this was talking about the R600, but I guess not.

It looks good. Looking forward to benchmarks.




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