ATI Radeon Xpress 200M

ATI Radeon Xpress 200M

ATI Radeon Xpress 200M Chipset

The ATI Radeon Xpress 200M is a graphics chipset developed by ATI Technologies (now part of AMD). It was released in 2004 and designed for mobile computers and laptops. This chipset was notable for integrating both the graphics processing unit (GPU) and the Northbridge chipset into a single package, which helped reduce power consumption and heat generation in laptops.

Key features of the ATI Radeon Xpress 200M chipset included:

  1. Integrated Graphics: The chipset featured integrated Radeon X300-class graphics with support for DirectX 9.0, which was suitable for handling multimedia tasks and light gaming.

  2. Dual Monitor Support: It allowed for dual monitor output, enabling users to connect multiple displays.

  3. Memory Support: The chipset supported DDR memory and had shared system memory for graphics, which could be dynamically allocated based on system needs.

  4. Connectivity: It included features like USB 2.0 support and SATA for faster data transfer and storage options.

  5. AMD Turion 64 Compatibility: The chipset was often paired with AMD Turion 64 processors, providing a balanced performance for laptops.

  6. Windows Vista Ready: It was one of the early chipsets to be compatible with Windows Vista, which was a significant advancement at the time.

While the ATI Radeon Xpress 200M chipset was a decent solution for mid-range laptops and provided reasonable graphics performance for its time, it is considered outdated today. Modern laptops and integrated graphics solutions have far surpassed its capabilities, but it played a role in the evolution of integrated graphics for mobile devices.