ATI renames Radeon Xpress 200 CrossFire chipset?
French site PC
Inpact (translate here)
has uncovered that the spec
sheet for Asus' A8R-MVP motherboard now lists an unannounced ATI
CrossFire Xpress 1600 chipset. The board has been shipping with a
Radeon Xpress 200 CrossFire chipset since its release, suggesting that ATI has decided to rename the chipset to better fit with the
naming scheme of its recently-released CrossFire Xpress 3200. A quick
glance at ATI's site seems to confirm
this, although the CrossFire Xpress 1600 is still listed alongside the
Xpress 200 CrossFire. The new naming scheme would nonetheless make
sense, as the CrossFire Xpress 3200 and 1600 dedicate 32 and 16 PCI
Express lanes to CrossFire multi-GPU setups, respectively. Oddly,
though, ATI has yet to announce the move, despite the Xpress 200
CrossFire being its most popular CrossFire chipset.