ALi Introduces New Generation Chipset M1687/M1563
at Computex Taipei 2002
Chipset to Support Upcoming AMD OpteronÔ and Eighth-generation AMD AthlonÔ Processors.
TAIPEI, TAIWAN --
ALi Corporation, today introduces a new generation chipset - M1687 north bridge and M1563 south bridge, supporting the future AMD OpteronÔ and eighth-generation AMD AthlonÔ processors – the industry’s first x86-64 microprocessor technology. ALi’s M1687 equipped with AGP-8X support and HyperTransportÔ bus to link to M1563 south bridge, provides the necessary capacity to fully unleash the power and performance of the AMD eighth-generation platforms.
“The PC market place is driven by consumers’ demand to attain enhanced performance for the graphics intensive computing experiences. AMD Opteron and eighth-generation AMD Athlon processor-based platforms offer increased CPU processing speed, and their HyperTransport interfaces enable AGP-8X and other system I/O peripheral to achieve optimal performance,” said Dr. Chin Wu, president of ALi Corporation “ALi’s M1687/M1563 coupled with AMD’s eighth-generation processors will be a high-performance, scalable solution for the mainstream PC market.”
ALi’s M1687 has support for AGP up to 8X, which provides system designers ample room to interface with various levels of graphics requirements. Also, by adapting the industry most innovations - HyperTransport technology link bus between ALi’s M1687 and M1563, ALi’s solution is the best one to complement the architecture of AMD’s eighth-generation processor-based platform. ALi’s M1563 comes highly integrated with AC-Link Host Controller, Dual Channel ATA-133, 6 ports USB 2.0 Host controller, MAC controller for 1/10/100 fast Ethernet, memory stick and SD interface, and HyperTransport technology link interface.
“Systems using upcoming eighth-generation AMD and ALi technologies will be able to provide our shared customers with enterprise-class computing from single processor-based desktops to eight processor-based servers running mission-critical applications,” said Rich Heye, vice president, platform engineering and infrastructure, AMD’s Computation Products Group. “Enterprise customers will also benefit from being able to optimize 32-bit performance, and migrate to 64-bit systems and applications within the same environment.”
ALi Corporation, (formerly Acer Laboratories Inc.) the world’s leading supplier of integrated circuits for PC、peripherals and multimedia arena. Its product offerings include core logic chipsets、DVD products and imaging peripherals. ALi is well positioned to deliver comprehensive solutions for this world of 3C integration. Information about ALi is available on the web: www.ali.com.tw
) is a global supplier of integrated circuits for the personal and networked computer and communications markets with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia. AMD, a Fortune 500 and Standard & Poor’s 500 company, produces microprocessors, Flash memory devices, and support circuitry for communications and networking applications. Founded in 1969 and based in Sunnyvale, California, AMD had revenues of $3.9 billion in 2001.