TORONTO, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ - ATI Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:ATYT - news; TSE:ATY - news) today announced that its RADEON(TM) product line of graphics and video accelerators is fully optimized to support the recently announced AMD- 760(TM) chipset.Full AGP 4x support right off the bat. Hmm, is this a shot at NVIDIA? Windows 98 Central (nice redesign) has this quote from one of their partners in crime about the 'leaked' NVIDIA 6.47 Detonator drivers:
Through the use of Double Data Rate (DDR) SDRAMs, AMD's AMD-760 chipset offers double the performance of today's PC100/PC133 SDRAM through a front side bus that operates at up to 266MHz. When combined with the chipset's 4XAGP support, the latest high speed AMD Athlon(TM) processor and the 6.4GB/s of bandwidth that DDR gives ATI's RADEON graphics processor, you have the next generation in performance computing.
``The combination of ATI's RADEON graphics board with the 2.1GB/s bandwidth of our AMD-760 chipset offers a powerful combination of top performance for a reasonable price in a PC subsystem today,'' said Ned Finkle, director of AMD's Infrastructure Enablement Group. ``DDR memory is the technology that powers both the AMD-760 chipset and ATI's RADEON and AMD is happy to be working with ATI to help introduce the PC industry to DDR.''
Yashiro points out that these "new" drivers fix a couple of problems. Here's what he had to say:Full AGP support for Win2k. Better late than never, I guess. When you're happy and you know it...
These drivers include the fix for the BSOD on shutdown (mostly on WinMe systems), and apparently enable full AGP support for Win2k.