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ATI Radeon Xpress 1250 is also known by its code-name RS600M and will be the first integrated chipset from ATI with support for its video technology AVIVO. Xpress 1250 has been developed for Intel’s portable processor family and covers all models of Pentium M/Celeron M to the new Core 2 Duo models (Merom). What makes the chipset unique is its integrated graphics circuits that has its roots in ATI’s Radeon X700, just as the coming desktop sibling RS600. Through the integrated graphics circuit Radeon Xpress 1250 supports DX9 and Pixel Shader Model 2.0 for nice 3D game effects and more. But even more interesting is the AVIVO support and all that it brings.

AVIVO is just like NVIDIA’s PureVideo, a circuit sporting advanced technologies for hardware accelerated playback of several demanding formats, such as MPEG-2, H.264 and WMV9. A technology that is of course a big advantage to people that use their computers playing a lot of advanced video formats. Radeon Xpress 1250 also comes with full support for Windows Vista and several manufacturers have computers coming using ATI’s new circuit together with the SB600 southrbridge.

More information about Radeon Xpress 1250 can be found at ATI’s website.


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