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ATI prepares two new chipsets

RS482 and RX482 are the codenames
Wed Dec 22 2004, 07:33
ATI IS WORKING to improve two chipsets. Its RS480 and RX480 families had some features that could certainly do with a sound tweaking.

Both chipsets suffered from USB 2.0 slowdown, lack of LAN and Azalia-like audio. Early adopters of ATI's chipsets used the ULI Southbridge as it did had all those features ready and good to go. In the first quarter of next year, ATI will have a new south bridge that will fix and incorporate all these things that went wrong or were missing.

ATI will certainly benefit from a fully packed chipset and having Azalia like Dolby Digital Live capabilities is a good choice.

We are quite sure that both RX482 and RS482 are going to support AMR microprocessors. AMR is ATI's way of doing SLI, it stands for ATI Multiple Rendering. µ


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