Saturday, February 17th 2007

ATI Radeon X2600 and X2300 details 'elaborated'

Considering that ATI hasn't released anything official on the specs of the R6x0 series yet, what The Inquirer calls "the rumor mill" seems to be changing R6x0 details with the wind. The latest details rumors on the specs of the midrange and entry-level DX10 offerings from ATI:

The Radeon X2600 series will come in two variants- X2600XT and X2600Pro.
  • The XT will come with 64 shaders enabled, clocked at 650MHz, along with 256MB of 128-bit GDDR3 memory clocked at 1600MHz. It should cost $200 USD.
  • The Pro will come with the same amount of shaders/RAM, but clocked at 550MHz/1400MHz core/memory, respectfully. It should cost $150 USD.
The Radeon X2300 series will come in three variants- X2300XT, X2300Pro, and X2300LE.
  • The X2300XT will come with 32 shaders clocked at 550MHz, along with 256MB of 128bit GDDR3 clocked at 1400MHz. Expect to see it for $100 USD.
  • The X2300Pro has 32 shaders clocked at 500MHz. It will come with 128 or 256MB of RAM clocked at 1400MHz. The 256MB version should cost $80 USD, and the 128MB version should cost $70 USD.
  • The X2300LE has 32 shaders clocked at 500MHz, 128MB of 128bit GDDR2 clocked at 800MHz, and should cost roughly $60 USD.
All parts are 65nm, and should become available in May.Source: The Inquirer
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9 Comments on ATI Radeon X2600 and X2300 details 'elaborated'

#1
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Get rid of the 128 bit ring bus. Everything else on it looks good though.
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#2
Alcpone
From what ive heard the ring bus makes no difference to performance with the next gen cards, it isnt so much of a issue!
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#3
Keiki
200 bucks??? Nice competitive pricing... if it's true.

Any word on AGP??? YES I'M STILL USING AGP!
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#4
anticlutch
$200? Seriously? wow. Maybe I won't have to take out a loan to buy just the graphics card after all... :P
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#5
ktr
by: Keiki
200 bucks??? Nice competitive pricing... if it's true.

Any word on AGP??? YES I'M STILL USING AGP!
That's usually a decision from the card manufacture (the guys who slap the chips with the boards...ie Sapphire, HIS, MSI, Powercolor, gigabyte, asus, etc...).
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#6
Scavar
I don't think there will be many, if any DX10 AGP cards. It really is a dieing breed of card. In most cases its even more expensive now because there isn't too many of them. By the time DX10 is out, and the cards and Vista is all goody good, you should probably get way from AGP.....until AGPEx32 comes out of course........
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#7
tkpenalty
So my X1950PRO now < than a X2300XT :cry:
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#8
OnBoard
They should stop teasing us and tell some kind of performance numbers of those. x2600xt seems like a nice price, but is it slower in directx 9 than my x1900xt or even x1950pro? Sure this can't do DX 10 even at 0 FPS, but I'd rather play DX 10 games in DX 9 mode fast than slow in DX 10 with x2600 series.
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#9
EastCoasthandle
by: OnBoard
They should stop teasing us and tell some kind of performance numbers of those. x2600xt seems like a nice price, but is it slower in directx 9 than my x1900xt or even x1950pro? Sure this can't do DX 10 even at 0 FPS, but I'd rather play DX 10 games in DX 9 mode fast than slow in DX 10 with x2600 series.
That's what I would like to know as well. :confused:
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