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News <script type="text/javascript" src=""></script> Posted 28/02/07
Author: PV5150
Source: AMD

Official Press Release

Official Press Release

AMD today introduced the AMD 690 series chipset, the company’s first chipset to bring together the combined strengths of AMD CPU and platform technology with the industry-leading features of the ATI Radeon™ X1250 GPU.

“With its leading image quality and 3D graphics capabilities, the AMD 690 series chipset is a proven performer, easily handling the demanding workloads of today’s PC users,” said Phil Eisler, corporate vice president and general manager, AMD Chipset Division. “This is just the first in a line of innovative, high- performance AMD chipsets that we’ll introduce to address every sector of the market.”

The AMD 690 series chipset incorporates ATI Radeon™ X1250 graphics into its design to ensure The Ultimate Visual ExperienceTM for Windows Vista. Multitasking between applications has never been easier with Windows Aero, the new visually-rich 3D user interface built into Windows Vista Premium and Business editions. The AMD 690 series chipset delivers the power to make new features like Windows Flip and Windows Flip 3D an integral part of every business day.

Working together, AMD’s chipset, CPU and GPU hardware and software teams have optimized the AMD 690 platform to provide rock-solid stability and image quality and will soon support select platforms in the AMD Validated Solutions program. Commercial customers will appreciate the energy-efficient design of AMD 690 series-based platforms, in a compact package suitable for multiple form factors and configurations, supporting up to four monitors with the addition of a dual-DVI ATI Radeon graphics card.

The AMD 690 family is the first AMD chipset with ATI graphics that supports ATI Avivo™ technology, providing The Ultimate Visual Experience™ with smooth video playback and true-to-life images for all multimedia, including high-definition content. The AMD 690 series chipset also provides more display choices than any other chipset today, being the first chipset with integrated HDMI and a separate DVI output. Protected content can also be played through on-chip HDCP support, making this chipset an incredible multimedia platform.

The new AMD 690 series chipset, representing one of the industry’s most versatile platform GPU solutions, is also a new addition to the AMD Better by Design program. Launched earlier this year, the Better by Design program is an industry-wide initiative highlighting outstanding performance and superior technologies in PCs designed by leading global OEMs. Today’s PC users want better performance and a richer experience, and the Better by Design program provides the added level of information needed to make the smarter choice.

The AMD 690 series chipset will be widely available from partners, including Albatron Technology Co., ASUS, Biostar, ECS, ELITEGROUP COMPUTER SYSTEMS CO., LTD, EPoX Computer Company, Foxconn Technology Group, GIGABYTE United Inc, Jetway Info Co. Ltd., MSI Computer Ltd., PCPartner Ltd. and Sapphire. In addition, numerous system integrators are on board including Atelco, Bas Group, Formoza, Multimedis, Onda, PC Box, Seethru, Systemax, Unika, Unika Multimedia and ZT Group.

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27-02-2007, 07:30:37

In a surprise move by Dell, it seems that they are finally listening to their end users requests to have the option of more machines without operating systems, along with a plan to reduce the amount of pre-installed software on its other systems.


27-02-2007, 07:35:20

Blimey. "I'll take a Dell with an AMD chip and a copy of Windows not pre-load with all Dell's usual crap please."

27-02-2007, 07:37:09

Dell`s cs in the states has been known to send out upgrade OS cd/packages for free. Depends who u speak to their end I guess.

27-02-2007, 07:40:33


In a surprise move by Dell, it seems that they are finally listening to their end users requests to have the option of more machines without operating systems, along with a plan to reduce the amount of pre-installed software on its other systems.


How much cheaper is it, I thought xp home OEM was only like £30 or something :confused:
Also for the pre-installed software, just format the drive and start again using the cdkey on the pc/laptop :confused:

I will be surprised if they do linux pre-installed as so many people don't know anything about it and will undoubtedly be phoning dell support every 5minutes

Sounds like they might charge customers for linux tho? can they legally do that? I'm pretty sure the time it would take is minutes as they would use disk images rather than running thru the installer.

lol at the title of the other news article tho

$60 to keep crapware off of a Windows PC?

crapware? :)

Is this only a rumor atm tho? :o

27-02-2007, 07:58:40


Is this only a rumor atm tho?

It appears wholly speculative. But, reading between the lines I'd like to think that there is a considerable amount of truth to it.

27-02-2007, 08:48:28

smart move tbh. I just reformatted our dell for the first time and it is so much nicer without all the pre loaded tat it had on it initially

27-02-2007, 14:44:40

PP Mguire
IMO Dells suck becasue of that loaded crap. If Dells did give the option of offering hardware with a clean HD i would have alot more respect for them.

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