ATI demonstrates first PCI Express GPU

Posted on Tuesday, September 16 2003 @ 12:05 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
ATI today introduced the world first PCI Express visual processor at the Intel Developer Forum Fall 2003

ATI has designed, developed and validated in tests with Intel, the industry’s first visual processor using the brand-new PCI Express bus to accelerate the movement of information between the visual processor and the central processor.

“PCI Express is the most significant transition the PC industry has undergone in the past decade. We already have working silicon that uses PCI Express natively,” said Rick Bergman, Senior Vice President of Marketing and General Manager, Desktop, ATI Technologies Inc. “As the industry transitions to PCI Express and as chipset and motherboard companies make this new interconnect available to customers, ATI will be ready with visual processors that can take advantage of the advanced capabilities.”

ATI has been a key player in the development of PCI Express standards since its inception, first sitting on the original steering committee and continuing to influence and support the PCI Special Interest Group (PCI-SIG).

“ATI is demonstrating the world's first PCI Express visual processor on multiple Intel platforms at Fall IDF,” Randy Wilhelm, Vice President of the Client Platform Division at Intel Corporation. “By validating its products with Intel’s PCI Express development platforms, ATI will help ensure interoperability that will benefit the end user’s experience.”

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Re: ATI demonstrates first PCI Express GPU
by Anonymous on Tuesday, September 16 2003 @ 16:29 CEST
while Nvidia just reiterated their support PCI Express yesterday, ATI has actually something to demostrate. That's cool. Who do you think is the underdog now

  • Reply by Anonymous on Tuesday, September 16 2003 @ 23:06 CEST

    True what you said about ATi's lead over nVidia. I think its the Intel Grantsdale chipset that'll have PCI Express support in Q2 '04.