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ATI's RD600 Conroe chipset will sport three PCIe slots

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by dafloppyone, 10 Jul 2006.

  1. dafloppyone

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    ATI is working on one cool, Conroe-supporting chipset. It is codenamed RD600 and this one will have no less than three PCIe 16X ports. As you might know, ATI wants to do a lot with what the chip firms now call physics. Most especially it wants to get you buying three graphics cards for your PC. Two cards for graphics will cost you and a third one for physics might not be super expensive but it won't be cheap either. Of course, it all depends on what you want, as the top ATI physics chippery comes with the top ATI graphic card. That's why you'll need a third PCIe slot. The RD600 chipset will support Conroe, Intel Core 2 Duo CPUs and it is expected in the next few months - probably before the beginning of Q4 2006.

    http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=32915
     
  2. Zefan

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    For physics I presume it'll be "You can use any card", same as with crossfire (Although without the master)?
     
  3. dafloppyone

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    heh maybe ati is thinking of developing its own physics cards