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We managed to catch up with Bruce, the product manager of ULi on their new
M1695 and M1697 chipsets and the future directions. According to Bruce, the ULi North Bridge is highly scalable and there is a
possibility that ULi will offer a 32 PCIe lanes board by pairing up a M1695 and
a M1697 chipset. This is pretty cool because there is no need for additional
Southbridge that takes up precious PCB space as M1697 is a single chip solution
with South Bridge capabilities built in. ULi is already currently working on
chipsets based on new Socket M2 interface to support DDR-II memory. Socket M2 is meant for next generation AMD CPUs
codenamed Windsor, Orleans and Manila targeted for release in H2 2006.

 ULi Dual Chipsets For Dual Graphics

We managed to catch up with Bruce, the product manager of ULi on their new
M1695 and M1697 chipsets and the future directions. Both the M1695 and M1697 can
support AMD Athlon 64 X2 CPU and has up to 20 PCIe lanes. The difference between
M1695 and M1697 chipset is that the M1697 is a single chip solution that
combines the North and the South Bridge together while M1695 is a discrete
solution pairing up with M1567 Southbridge. M1697 core contains with a newer
M1575 South Bridge that has SATA II w/ NCQ capability and supports RAID 0,1,
0+1, 5, JBOD. Motherboards based on M1695 chipset will be coming out later this
month and M1697 about 2 months later.

According to Bruce, the ULi North Bridge is highly scalable and there is a
possibility that ULi will offer a 32 PCIe lanes board by pairing up a M1695 and
a M1697 chipset. This is pretty cool because there is no need for additional
Southbridge that takes up precious PCB space as M1697 is a single chip solution
with South Bridge capabilities built in. ULi is already currently working on
chipsets based on new Socket M2 interface to support DDR-II memory. Socket M2 is meant for next generation AMD CPUs
codenamed Windsor, Orleans and Manila targeted for release in H2 2006.

 ULi Dual Chipsets For Dual Graphics

 ULi Dual Chipsets For Dual Graphics

The new M1575 South Bridge on demo that offers SATA II w/ NCQ
support, RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5, JBOD and High Definition audio just like the Intel
ICH7 South Bridge.

 ULi Dual Chipsets For Dual Graphics

 ULi Dual Chipsets For Dual Graphics

ULi has an impressive M1695 demo that hooks up to 6 LCD monitor
displays, showing the power of their TGi (Triple Graphics Interface)
simultaneous PCI Express x16, AGP 8X, PCI graphics interfaces. As you can see,
the Dual core Athlon 64 X2 clocked at 2.4Ghz is pretty much a powerful
multi-tasking machine with CPU utilization of around 50% with 3 video clips
running concurrently and 6 desktop windows displays.

 ULi Dual Chipsets For Dual Graphics

 ULi Dual Chipsets For Dual Graphics

 ULi Dual Chipsets For Dual Graphics

 ULi Dual Chipsets For Dual Graphics