According to The Economic News in Taiwan quoted by In Play, ASUSTeK, Gigabyte Technology and MicroStar International will utilise ATI Technologies next-generation chipset with integrated RADEON 9200-class graphics.
This is definitely a very positive news for ATI Technologies who launches its code-named RS300 chipset for Intel Pentium 4 and Prescott processors with 400, 533 or 800MHz Quad Pumped Bus and the Hyper-Threading technology support quite soon. I remind you that ATI RADEON IGP RS300 features dual-channel PC2700 and PC3200 memory support as well as integrates graphics core based on the RADEON 9000 and RADEON 9200 technology. Reportedly, ATI’s RS300 may be as fast as i875P “Canterwood” or even faster.
ASUS, MSI and Gigabyte are the largest manufacturers of mainboards who make mainboards both for retail as well as OEM markets. In case ATI supplies sufficient quantities of its chipsets, it will have a very positive impact on Markham, Ontario-based ATI’s revenue. Keep in mind that additionally ATI Technologies has license to build chipsets for the Pentium M processors, so, we may expect the same vendors to adopt such core-logic as well.