ATI ships PCI Express chipsets
DigiTimes is reporting that ATI is shipping desktop chipsets with PCI Express support. ATI has yet to officially announce the chipsets, though.
ATI has not announced the product yet since the company wants to “show it in the results,” Orton explained. ATI is happy with the initial customer reception on both the AMD and Intel platform, he added.
ATI's PCI-E chipsets include the RX480 IGP, which will finally bring a DirectX 9-class integrated graphics core to the Athlon 64 platform.
Rather than pair the new north bridge chips with one of its own south bridges, it looks like ATI will be using ALi's M1573 south bridge. The M1573 sports high definition audio, Serial ATA RAID, and plenty of PCI-E x1 lanes.