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AMD Renames ATI CrossFire Xpress Chipsets

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    ATI’s two performance chipsets CrossFire Xpress 1600 and CrossFire Xpress 3200 will be renamed once again. The ATI CrossFire Xpress 1600 chipset will be renamed to AMD 480X CrossFire. This is the second time the RD480 chipset has been renamed. It was previously named Radeon Xpress 200 CrossFire until ATI changed it to CrossFire Xpress 1600 to match the then newly released RD580 Radeon Xpress 3200 nomenclature. Features of the AMD 480X CrossFire remain unchanged. The chipset still supports two half-speed PCI Express x16 slots in CrossFire with a PCIe link to the SB450, SB460 or SB600 south bridges. The enthusiast ATI RD580 CrossFire Xpress 3200 will be renamed AMD 580X CrossFire. Features of the AMD 580X CrossFire will remain the same. The chipset will continue to support two full-speed PCIe x16 slots with a PCIe link to the SB450, SB460 and SB600 south bridges.

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    Talk about cut your nose to spite your face LOL
    Needless to say those who are loyal to name brand will not buy this. Gee, I wonder why? LOL
    I gotta feeling they are going to do this to the ATI video cards as well. This shows way to much emo IMO.
     
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    This takes the piss
     
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    Nooooooo!!!
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    Please AMD not another 3dFX in the book.
     
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    I already hate the "ATI" page because well it looks like AMD2.com. I mean this merger is a great thing granted in a few years we will see huge payoffs(Think Integrated GFX solutions that ARE powerful because they are right in the loop directly with the CPU) but CMON dont swallow ATI up I wanna be on "The Red Team" not on "The Other Green Team".......
     
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    all AMD have done is limit independant choice for the consumer and just like the cpu's i can see the former ATI products maintaining artifficially high prices for alot long than they used to. My hope now is that another company raises its game to the level of AMD and Nvidia in the Graphics card arena so they can keep prices fair for the consumer.
     
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    We need Voodoo to make a come-back :D
     
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    They day me and my freshmen roommate received a box of 2 voodoo2's in 1998, was one of the greatest moments in gaming history. To go from software rendered Quake2, to super shiny hardware rendering, was just amazing. No one had ever seen hardware rendering like that before. Our entire floor bought voodoo2's after that.
     
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    either that or S3, Matorx or some other company to step up to the plate and offer the consumer once again some competitive independant choice.
     
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    this was pretty obvious to me that would happen
    but a daamit chipset would sound better :p
     
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