Gigabyte offers ATI-based motherboard without integrated graphics core

Posted on Monday, September 20 2004 @ 18:25 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Gigabyte has silently added a new product to their motherboard lineup featuring a somewhat stripped-down version of ATI's RS350, the RX330, without integrated graphics core.
“The first discrete solution of ATI, RX330, is the exclusive product by Gigabyte. GA-8TRX330-L motherboard specially designed for Intel Pentium 4 platforms, powered by ATI top performing RX330 chipset and a variety of new cutting edge technologies,” the mainboard company said in the statement that can be located on this page of its web-site, but could not be found on the main page of the company’s web-site at press time.

RX330 seems to be a code-name of a cut-down version of the RS350 core-logic, or RADEON 9100 PRO IGP, that does not contain graphics core. RADEON 9100 PRO IGP chipset is basically a superset of the famous RADEON 9100 IGP core-logic unveiled last year. The newer flavour boasts with improved dual-channel memory controller that allows better memory performance and flexibility, in addition to some improvements in AGP 8x performance field. Thanks to the revamped North Bridge architecture, the new RADEON 9100 PRO IGP delivers faster performance over predecessor.

ATI does not list RX330 on its web-site.
The Gigabyte GA-8TRX330-L is designed for Intel Socket 478 processors. The motherboard features 4 memory slots, an AGP 8x slot, 5 PCI slots, 10/100Mbps network controller from Realtek, 6-channel audio, USB 2.0, Serial ATA 150 via ATI's own I/O controller SB300 and some other things.

Source: X-bit Labs

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