ATI, NVIDIA announce Turion 64 X2 chipset support

— 1:01 PM on May 17, 2006

Following the launch of AMD's Turion 64 X2, both ATI and NVIDIA are announcing core logic solutions for the new mobile chip. ATI is introducing a Radeon Xpress 1100 chipset series, which the company says features Windows Vista support and 33% faster onboard graphics than its previous Radeon Xpress 200M chipset. A quick look at the Xpress 1100 series spec sheet reveals Xpress 1100 and 1150 variants with integrated Radeon X300 graphics cores running at 300 MHz and 400 MHz, respectively. Both support DirectX 9 and Shader Model 2.0, and feature a HyperMemory implementation that allows for up to 128 MB of video memory. ATI says Xpress 1100-based notebooks from manufacturers including Fujitsu-Siemens, Gateway, and HP are on the way.

Along with ATI, NVIDIA is also announcing chipset support for the Turion 64 X2 via its new GeForce Go 6150 integrated graphics processor and nForce Go 430 media communications processor. Like ATI's Radeon X300, NVIDIA's new mobile IGP also touts Windows Vista support, but it features a 425 MHz core clock, Shader Model 3.0 support, and NVIDIA PureVideo hardware video processing features. The GeForce Go 6150/nForce Go 430 chipset combo is scheduled to appear in Turion 64 X2-powered HP Pavilion dv2000 and Compaq Presario V3000 series notebooks before the end of this quarter.

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