AMD launches its CSIP program for businesses on Tuesday and ATI proudly released a press release because AMD selected them (and also NVIDIA) to deliver graphics for the Commercial Stable Image Platform (CSIP).
ATI says its Radeon Xpress 200 platform will be an integral part of AMD's CSP which will include three CSIP-qualified and ATI-tested systems at launch. Developed to help simplify commercial PC management, AMD's new program provides system stability by ensuring availability of select AMD desktop and mobile processors, ATI Radeon Xpress 200 chipsets, motherboards and stable image drivers for a 15-month period.
The following motherboard designs based on the Radeon Xpress 200 chipset qualify for AMD CSIP:
MSI MS-7191 motherboard
ECS RS482-M motherboard
ATI's Radeon Xpress 200M "Piranha" mobile reference design.
ATI expects that additional ATI-platform designs will be added to the list of qualified CSIP products in early 2006.
"We recognize image stability is a critical requirement for today's IT organizations to enable faster PC deployment without having to think about compatibility between hardware and software," said Phil Eisler, Vice President and General Manager of ATI's Integrated and Mobile Business Unit. "ATI is committed to working closely with AMD and leading motherboard manufacturers to ensure our Radeon Xpress chipset products support AMD CSIP requirements and are available in motherboard designs qualified by the program."