DFI confirms ATI RD600 chipset for Intel

Written by Tim Smalley

July 25, 2006 | 11:56

Tags: #2 #chipset #core #crossfire #duo #lanparty #processors #rd600

Companies: #amd #ati #dfi #intel

DFI has confirmed that it is readying a LANParty-series motherboard based on ATI's soon-to-be-released RD600 chipset.

Yesterday, AMD confirmed that it would buy ATI for a cool $5.4 billion and we also reported that Intel has already pulled ATI's chipset license, meaning that there will be no more ATI chipsets for Intel processors after the end of the year.

It was unclear whether ATI's CrossFire-ready chipset for Intel's Core 2 Duo processors would ever see the light of day. This news merely confirms that ATI is continuing on with plans and RD600 will appear on the market some time in September.

DFI is said to be working on the first versions of its RD600 mobo and testing is going well. Engineers are having a lot of success overclocking the RD600 chipset, reaching over 430MHz FSB on the reference board.

If DFI's previous LANParty motherboards are anything to go by, the company should surpass these speeds with an overclocking monster. Lets all hope that is the case.

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