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ATI gives more bandwidth for Crossfire

Discussion in 'News' started by djbbenn, Oct 29, 2005.

  1. djbbenn

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    ATI is now working on a chipset code named the RD580 to compete with NVIDIA's NF4 SLIX16. The current RD480 supports two 8x PCI-E slots while the new RD580 is to support two full speed 16x PCI-E slots in Crossfire mode. The RD580 should be ready by the end of this year.

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    Yet more paper launches.
     
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    What I dont understand is why they just didnt do this from the start? both companys woulda saved a ton of r and d $$...
     
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    Well one reason could be, people go out and buy there chipset. They make a ton of money, then they introduce a new chipset. All those people who have to have the newest stuff to date and like having the best that just bought the other chipset, will go out and buy the new one straight away.

    So ATI makes money on a chipset, then they let another one out and make more money off of the same people again. Companies know that people will buy the newest stuff to date.You tell me that they didn't know how to make a full two by 16x supporting chip when they introduced Crossfire... Probably just another money grab if you ask me.

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    UMM...maybe they just could not do it yet!!!
     
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    What are you talking about, they've been working on it since RD480 launched back in mid 2004. This is info has been known for months, and expect it around CeBIT, not December.
     
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