by Anton Shilov
10/31/2003 | 07:22 AM
Mainboards powered by ATI RADEON 9100 IGP from Sapphire Technology and ASUSTeK Computer at last reached retail shelves in some Asian stores, particularly in
ATI’s RADEON 9100 IGP-based mainboards from ASUS and Sapphire are one of a few platforms available in the market with officially claimed support for the next-generation
In early-Summer 2003 sources close to Intel revealed that due to
ATI Technologies’ RADEON 9100 IGP core-logic integrates DirectX 8.1-class RADEON 9200-like graphics core, dual-channel PC3200 memory controller and PSB controller for Intel processors with up to 800MHz Quad Pumped Bus support. Besides, the RADEON 9100 IGP supports external AGP 8x port and can even operate both integrated graphics core and external AGP card to support up to three displays at once.
Sapphire’s Axion RADEON 9100 IGP mainboard employs RS300 North Bridge and IXP150 South Bridge to bring you Socket 478 for various Intel’s CPUs, 2 DIMM slots for up to 2GB of PC3200 memory, two Parallel ATA-33/66/100/133, 10/100Mb/s Ethernet controller, USB 2.0 ports and so on. ASUS P4R800-VM boasts with the same functionality with the exception that its IXP200 I/O controller incorporates 10/100Mb/s Ethernet controller logic from 3Com.
Sapphire’s Axion RADEON 9100 IGP is priced at $105 in