Chip battles in 3D

S3 and Via team up to produce a new class of chips, while ATI goes after the TV set-top market. Intel will also barrel into the market with its Whitney chipset.

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S3 and Via team up to produce a new class of chips, while ATI goes after the TV set-top market. Intel will also barrel into the market with its Whitney chipset.

S3, Via chip could slash PC prices
Two major players in their respective chip markets are teaming up to produce a new class of chips that could further reduce PC prices.

ATI goes after TV set-top market
The PC graphics chip giant is setting its sights on the TV set-top computer market and will use a high-speed processor from Quantum Effect Design as part of the plan.

PC prices could drop $100 on Intel debut
The cost of a basic PC built around Intel components could drop about $100 later this month, after the company rolls out its long-awaited "Whitney" chipset.

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