About one month after nVidia’s upcoming presentation of the G70, ATI will introduce its new R520 GPU on July 26, 2005. Until now there is less information available about it, compared to the G70. However, some facts are already certain. The chip will have 32 physical pixel processing pipelines, but only 24 of them will be active initially. Perhaps a measure to be able to compete against future versions of nVidia’s G70 GPU. The R520 will be produced in a 90nm process and will have 300 to 350 million transistors. In addition, it supports pixel shader 3.0 and H.264 hardware acceleration, a video-compression standard.