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Dongle-less CrossFire, full HDCP support on both desktop and mobile platforms, and more

We've come across some ATI documents that reveal ATI's next generation CrossFire enabled chipset which will be positioned as a mainstream part. RD550 has not yet received an official name at this time but details include support for 1x16 + 1x8 PCIe slots. RD550 will also enable dongle-less CrossFire support which will be a welcomed feature by enthusiasts.

RD550 is an AMD based chipset and will have support for AMD's upcoming AM2 platform. Support for AM2 will also be included with RD580. Boards using RD550 are expected to be announced sometime in March of this year. Interestingly, during the same time frame, no new chipsets for Intel processors will be introduced but Intel users can expect to see RD600 products to emerge in June. RD600 is slated to support 2x8 PCIe slots and DDR3 memory.

Also coming in June will be ATI's RS600 and RS690 parts which are both positioned as mainstream parts. A key feature of RS600 and RS690 is that ATI will implement full HDCP support on chip. According to the documents ATI indicates that the chipset will hold the necessary HDCP keys as well as support an integrated HDCP-DVI TMDS transmitter. HD audio will also be another key feature for RS600 series. Interestingly, details are noted that a mobile version of the same chipset will also have HDCP keys integrated on chip. Both chipsets will include the ability to output full HD content and come equiped with HDMI connections.

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RE: HDCP and New Monitors
By gersson on 2/25/2006 6:12:35 PM , Rating: 2
heh good luck with that :-)

BTW, Daily Tech mods hate me. Stop changing all my posts or better yet ban my account so I know I'm not welcomed here...

RE: HDCP and New Monitors
By KristopherKubicki on 2/25/2006 6:37:27 PM , Rating: 2
You're not going to like this -- but anyone can mod on DailyTech. Only I can ban you though :-P


RE: HDCP and New Monitors
By kilkennycat on 2/25/2006 6:59:27 PM , Rating: 2
I must be banned then.... The last couple of attempted posts have earned me a notice that there was a problem with my posting and the (Daily Tech) webmaster has been informed. Of course, as usual with such things.... total silence from the webmaster, no followup emails, nothing. Please can we go back to the original Anandtech news system and not this Daily Tech nonsense ? Now let's see whether Daily Tech drops this posting.....

RE: HDCP and New Monitors
By KristopherKubicki on 2/25/2006 7:11:51 PM , Rating: 2
No one banned you. If you use Tor or some other anonymizer that changes your IP, you might have problems as your cookie gets tied to the IP.


RE: HDCP and New Monitors
By DigitalFreak on 2/25/2006 7:14:45 PM , Rating: 2
Ban him anyway

RE: HDCP and New Monitors
By kilkennycat on 2/25/2006 10:18:08 PM , Rating: 2
Er, grumpy ? Got an itch you can't scratch ?

RE: HDCP and New Monitors
By kilkennycat on 2/25/2006 10:16:55 PM , Rating: 2
Seems to have worked this time....thanks for thr extra info. I don't use Tor or anything similar...

RE: HDCP and New Monitors
By KristopherKubicki on 2/26/2006 4:03:07 AM , Rating: 2
Did you login on a laptop and change connections? I noticed your IP changed between accounts. That happens to me sometimes on my PDA and I have to logout and log back in. I'll see if I can get my web guys to fix it.

RE: HDCP and New Monitors
By Zoomer on 2/28/2006 8:39:35 PM , Rating: 2
I see. No wonder I can't log in from work.

Or did you get money from my employer to ban all such logins? It isn't going to work, there's still /. ;)

RE: HDCP and New Monitors
By stephenbrooks on 2/26/2006 4:48:53 PM , Rating: 2
What's *really* weird is that your post appears to be a reply to one of mine from a day or two ago, which has now vanished. Even if I set the threshold to -1 and also click 'show all' it still doesn't turn up, but it seems that you saw it! Unless my post got to -1 and then somehow when it's -1 there is an option to delete, something's a bit kinky with this message posting server.

RE: HDCP and New Monitors
By stephenbrooks on 2/26/2006 4:50:16 PM , Rating: 2
Or... maybe that was a post I thought of writing but eventually decided against, or the request didn't go through. I'm confused. Anyway, the gist of the post was "maybe HDCP would be more popular if people were given free monitor upgrades to it".

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