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ATI brings PCIe and DX9 to A64 with Radeon XPRESS 200!

ATI brings PCIe and DX9 to A64 with Radeon XPRESS 200! news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages
By Steve Dougherty from Nov 8, 2004 @ 16:00 CST

As mentioned earlier on, ATI aimed to release their new series of PCI-Express equipped Athlon64 chipsets today dubbed the "XPRESS 200" series. Aimed more so at the budget / entry level market for Athlon64, the two varying chipsets differ in that the 200G carries an integrated DirectX 9 capable graphics core, and the 200P does not. Interested to see how it's performing against the competition (or there lack of)? Naturally we see a bunch of sites surface with all the info you'll be seeking, as per the below list folks. Of course it'll be updated as more coverage on the two new chipsets come in.


Update: ATI have since made available the official PR for your reading pleasure.


- Tech Report
- Spodes Abode
- Hot Hardware
- Anandtech
- DriverHeaven
- PC Perspective
- LegitReviews
- AMDZone
- Toms Hardware
- FiringSquad


Tech Report:-
The race between the major chipset players to produce that first AMD chipset with PCI Express has been dramatic. Who knew that ATI would be the first to deliver to us a fully working reference board for an extended testing session? And who knew that ATI's Athlon 64 chipset with PCI Express would also pack an integrated Radeon graphics core with DirectX 9? Say hello to the Radeon Xpress 200 chipset, ATI's surprisingly solid first stab at the AMD core logic market.


Quick to follow suit, Tul Corp have introduced their PowerColor XPRESS 200 motherboard which you can get all the details on within the official press release here.


Nov. 8, 2004 - Taipei, Taiwan) Tul Corporation today reveals the PowerColor XPRESS 200 mainboard on AMD platform to the worldwide market. As any experienced gamer would know, current PC games demand more and more graphics power to run; users may need to spend from 200 to 400 USD to purchase a qualified graphics card. The PowerColor XPRESS 200 fulfils the needs of high graphics performance and limited budget for users.