"ATI's designed a multi-purpose chipset that will appeal to a wide
range of users. On the one hand, the enthusiast has the choice of opting
for a competitive chipset that appears to overclock as high as NVIDIA or
VIA's best. The business customer, meanwhile, can take advantage of an
IGP model and produce a low-cost, powerful system. Productivity may
suffer once employees understand and exploit its DX9 goodness, though.
What ATI and its partners need to do is flood the Athlon 64 market with
as many different examples of its XPRESS 200 chipset, both basic and
premium, before NVIDIA and VIA do. Timing is everything in this
business, and the proverbial clock is ticking."