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Appeared on: Tuesday, May 23, 2006
ATI Powers Windows Vista PCs at WinHEC

ATI introduced the CrossFire Xpress 3200 chipset and the ATI Radeon Xpress 1100 series of chipsets, all compatible with socket AM2.

The CrossFire Xpress 3200 is the top-performing enthusiast chipset available today and the Radeon Xpress 1100 prepares users for Windows Vista with ATI's fastest integrated graphics ever.

The feature-rich platforms employ ATI's new southbridge technology, the SB600 series. The SB600 series provides wide connectivity options, including 10 USB 2.0 ports, 4 SATA Generation II ports, RAID support, high-definition audio, and support for established connectivity options, such as parallel ATA. The SB600 also makes use of disk controller technologies such as the Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) with native command queuing (NCQ) to provide fast access to data storage.

Developed from the ground up for multi-GPU gaming, the CrossFire Xpress 3200 now for socket AM2 delivers advanced tuning capabilities in an enthusiast motherboard, fast gaming performance, made even faster with AMD's new dual-core processors. CrossFire Xpress 3200 unleashes true dual x16 PCI Express performance, enabling high-definition gameplay using a CrossFire multi-GPU setup such as a top-performing ATI Radeon X1900 CrossFire solution, or mainstream graphics with ATI Radeon X1600 CrossFire.

The Radeon Xpress 1100 series boasts 33 percent faster graphics than the Radeon Xpress 200 and also includes support for DirectX 9 and DDR2 up to 667 MHz.

The new CrossFire Xpress 3200 and Radeon Xpress 1100 series of chipsets for socket AM2 from AMD, featuring ATI's new south bridge technology, will be available from ATI partners including ASUS, AsRock, Abit, AOpen, DFI, ECS, Epox, Jetway, and MSI.

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