ATI ha annunciato la disponibilità del chip-set CrossFire Xpress 3200, dotato di supporto per le cpu AMD Athlon 64, Athlon 64 FX, Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core e Sempron. CrossFire Xpress 3200 è, in accordo al comunicato stampa del chip-maker di seguito allegato, la soluzione ideale per la realizzazione di sistemi orientati al gaming di fascia alta, mediante l'utilizzo di due Radeon X1900 XTX, e di fascia media, mediante l'utilizzo di due Radeon X1900, grazie alla compatibilità ottimale con la tecnologia proprietaria CrossFire.
MARKHAM, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 1, 2006--
World's fastest gaming performance, unprecedented overclocking
capabilities and maximum stability combine to unleash new age of
ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX:ATY)(NASDAQ:ATYT), has changed the
rules of the motherboard industry with the introduction of its
CrossFire(TM) Xpress 3200 chipset-delivering the enthusiast gaming
platform of the future. Developed from the ground up for multi-GPU
gaming, the CrossFire Xpress 3200 chipset enables the world's fastest
gaming performance, advanced overclocking capabilities and bedrock
stability available in an AMD-based PC motherboard today.
The first chipset to unleash true, unrestricted dual x16 PCI
Express(R) performance, CrossFire Xpress 3200's architecture enables
exceptionally advanced game play. Whether you're gaming with two
top-of-the-line ATI Radeon(R) graphics cards such as the Radeon(R)
X1900 XTX or two of ATI's mainstream graphics cards like the
Radeon(R) X1600, the CrossFire Xpress 3200 chipset is engineered to
deliver the ultimate blistering acceleration and maximum ease of use
in a multi-GPU gaming platform.
"Building the world's best enthusiast PC platform requires three
things - a chipset that delivers best gaming performance, the highest
and most flexible overclocking capabilities, and unparalleled
stability," said Raymond Chen, VP Marketing, ASUS USA. "As a solid
ATI partner, ASUS is delivering a CrossFire Xpress 3200 motherboard
today-the Asus A8R32-MVP-and ushering in a new feature-rich era of
CrossFire Xpress 3200 hardware has been precisely engineered to
enable up to 60 percent overclocking of the chipset with stock
cooling and at default voltages. With the ultimate in customization
and control over every system parameter, gamers can play games the
way they want and start setting their sights on breaking new
"The introduction of ATI's CrossFire Xpress 3200 chipset-the
first single chip with 32 PCI Express lanes-is a defining milestone
for the PC platform," said Reuven Soraya, Director of ATI's Chipset
Business Unit. "Unlocking a universe of performance and overclocking
options on the motherboard along with dual-GPU support for ATI's
X1000 series of graphics cards, CrossFire Xpress 3200 is the backbone
of the world's fastest and most versatile gaming platform."
The advanced architecture, speed and flexibility of CrossFire
Xpress 3200 is also supported by ATI's rigorous quality control and
certification procedures to ensure unparalleled stability and ease of
use of the CrossFire Platform.
"ATI's CrossFire Xpress 3200 will make you a believer. This
platform is fantastic," said Rahul Sood, President and CTO, Voodoo
PC. "The CrossFire Xpress 3200 chipset has set a new benchmark for
the gaming PC by which all other motherboards will be measured."
"As the UK's leading manufacturer of performance systems, MESH is
always interested in cutting edge technology that can give us the
advantage," said Tony Riccardi, General Manager, MESH Computers. "The
CrossFire Xpress 3200 is just such a technology. My R&D team has been
very impressed with both the build quality and performance
characteristics of ATI's latest chipset, and - as a result - we are
creating a full range of seven SKUs using this technology for
"ATI's CrossFire Xpress 3200 raises the bar on platform 3D
performance and features," said Robin Daunter, Research and
Development Manager, Evesham Technology. "As the first solution to
offer true two x16 PCI Express interfaces on any gaming platform,
it's a must for the ultimate gamer. With this in mind, Evesham
Technology will be offering a top to bottom Xpress 3200 platform
solution in both Crossfire and single graphics card configurations to
service the Crossfire upgrade market."
Motherboards with CrossFire Xpress 3200 will be available
starting March 1, 2006 from ATI partners including ABIT, ASUS, DFI,
Sapphire and PC Partner with more to follow. For more about ATI's
CrossFire Xpress 3200 please visit www.ati.com.
Source: ATI Press Release