The tight supply of ATI graphics chipsets, particularly the Radeon 9600XT
lineup, will ease by the end of March. ATI will start delivering chipsets
supporting PCI express technology in the second quarter. Many of ATI’s OEM
clients of motherboards and graphics cards have already verified the company’s
PCI express-based chipsets and have decided to use the products. The proportions
of PCI express and AGP 8X chips to ATI’s total shipments of graphics chips will
be at comparable levels by the end of this year.

GPUs

R420 (AGP
8X)
R423 (PCI Express x16)
RV380 (PCI Express x16)
RV410 (AGP8X, PCI Express x16)
RV370 (PCI Express x16)

Chipsets

RX480 (AMD, Discrete)
RS480 (AMD, UMA)
RS400 (Intel, UMA)

ATi will have PCI Express GPUs like RV423 and RV380 on AGP8x interface by
using a PCI Express x16 to AGP8x bridge as well so as to facilitate the
transition. ATi’ method is different from NVIDIA’s High Speed Interconnect (HSI)
that bridge AGP8x GPU to PCI Express x16 interface.

The tight supply of ATI graphics chipsets, particularly the Radeon 9600XT
lineup, will ease by the end of March. ATI will start delivering chipsets
supporting PCI express technology in the second quarter. Many of ATI’s OEM
clients of motherboards and graphics cards have already verified the company’s
PCI express-based chipsets and have decided to use the products. The proportions
of PCI express and AGP 8X chips to ATI’s total shipments of graphics chips will
be at comparable levels by the end of this year.

GPUs

R420 (AGP
8X)
R423 (PCI Express x16)
RV380 (PCI Express x16)
RV410 (AGP8X, PCI Express x16)
RV370 (PCI Express x16)

Chipsets

RX480 (AMD, Discrete)
RS480 (AMD, UMA)
RS400 (Intel, UMA)

ATi will have PCI Express GPUs like RV423 and RV380 on AGP8x interface by
using a PCI Express x16 to AGP8x bridge as well so as to facilitate the
transition. ATi’ method is different from NVIDIA’s High Speed Interconnect (HSI)
that bridge AGP8x GPU to PCI Express x16 interface.