AMD ATI CrossFire Xpress Chipsets Renamed, Again
Anh Tuan Huynh
November 15, 2006 12:50 AM
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Goodbye CrossFire Xpress
AMD recently completed its acquisition of ATI and absorbed ATI.com
. Nevertheless, ATI’s two performance chipsets remained branded by ATI. AMD’s CrossFire Xpress 1600 and CrossFire Xpress 3200 chipsets still carry ATI branding. AMD will be changing the names of its ATI CrossFire Xpress 1600 and CrossFire Xpress 3200 chipsets according to the latest roadmap.
The ATI CrossFire Xpress 1600 chipset will be renamed to AMD 480X CrossFire. This is the second time the
chipset has been renamed. It was previously named Radeon Xpress 200 CrossFire until ATI changed it to CrossFire Xpress 1600 to match the
then newly released
Radeon Xpress 3200 nomenclature
. Features of the AMD 480X CrossFire remain unchanged. The chipset still supports two half-speed PCI Express x16 slots in CrossFire with a PCIe link to the SB450, SB460 or SB600 south bridges.
The enthusiast ATI RD580 CrossFire Xpress 3200 will be renamed AMD 580X CrossFire. Features of the AMD 580X CrossFire will remain the same. The chipset will continue to support two full-speed PCIe x16 slots with a PCIe link to the SB450, SB460 or SB600 south bridges.
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11/15/2006 11:27:02 AM
isn't this going to confuse buyers? for instance, you want to run sli with nvidia, well you buy an nvidia nforce sli motherboard.
with ati if you wanted to run ati crossfire you have always bought an ati crossfire motherboard. but now you have to buy and amd motherboard to run crossfire with your ati graphics cards, thats stupid. unless of course they are going to change the ati name to amd. which would be just as stupid.
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