AMD Launches First ATI Integrated Chip Sets

By Scott Ferguson  |  Posted 2007-02-28 Email Print this article Print

The chip sets, which should start showing up in PCs by April, will be offered first in desktops and then later in notebooks, company officials said.

Advanced Micro Devices is finally delivering on its promise to integrate ATI graphics technology into its product line.

On Feb. 28, the chip maker, based in Sunnyvale, Calif., plans to introduce a pair of chip sets called the AMD 690 series that will integrate ATI's Radeon graphics processors.

The two new chip sets, the 690G and the 690V, will start shipping to motherboard makers in the next several weeks and the chip sets should start appearing in PCs by April, said Phil Eisler, corporate vice president of AMD's Chipset Division.

The 690G chip set is based on the ATI Radeon X1250 graphics chip and supports digital outputs such as DVI (Digital Video Interactive) and HDMI (high-definition multimedia interface). The 690V chip set will integrate the ATI Radeon x1200 and does not support digital outputs, which will limit output to VGA standards.

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However, both chip sets in the 690 series will support dual output and support a PCI Express bus, which will allow the graphics board to further augment a PC's capabilities, such as adding support for a four-display setup.

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