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Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by DaMulta, Jan 18, 2007.

  1. DaMulta

    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    The Inquirer is reporting that the R600 will be released in four different PCBs. Each will be made to target different markets. They are saying that there is some leaked drivers and some marketing documents that are calling them the x2xxx series. With a few named already on the list, the x2200 and x2400 are being shown on this document they have seen.

    There toped dog XTX will be 12 inches long and will have 1GB (16) chips of DDR-4 memory from Samsung. The will connect to the GPU via the new 512-bit external bus. They are reporting that the memory could do 2.4 GHz (1.2 x 2) with an unbelievable bandwidth of 153.6GB almost doubling the 8800GTX with its bandwidth set at 86.4GBs.

    The XT will not be as long as the XTX but will be 9 inches long. It will be the same card as the XTX only half the memory set at 512. Speeds will probably be lowered as well on the GPU and memory but will be the same card on a different PCB.

    There will also be a XL for OEM only they are saying. It will have normal clock speeds for what ever they may be and still feature DDR-4 memory on them. It will have a 9in PCB. This card will maybe used in the Multimedia market...

    GT is going to be here again and maybe be named the X2000GT. This will be made from the left over chips. Who know if the card is very popular they could bin down real chips that could be flashed to the higher class cards. How ever it appears that this card is expect to sell well and it will feature 1GB and 2 GB of DDR3 memory on this modal.

    All four cards will feature a signal slot cooler for all four cards. This could be a good selling point for AMD/ATi seeing that there competitor Nvidia could not produce a signal slot cooler for its new cards. It is being reported that because of the die shrink being at 80mm is what made this possible to do.

    Three of these cards will not connect by the normal 6pin plug but instead will use a new 8pin. This was one of the ways they were able to make 3 of these cards into a 9in PCB. The XTX will take dual 6pin and the others will be 8pin but will include an adaptor or it. Expect this years PSUs to start producing them as a new standard to come.

    Lastly there is a Dual-HDMI 1.3 option for theses cards but will not be released till after some time has past on the release of the cards. They may be available in Multimedia machines from Dell or other company’s before sold individually on the open market.
     
  2. Tatty_One

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    I will be VERY interested to see ATi's pricing policy on these, there sounds some ral "Kick ass" cards there but with 1GB or even 2BG of DDR4 memory I only se ££££££$$$$$$$$ but let's hope not, I think there is no doubt that some of these cards are gonna walk all over the 8800GTX/GTS but I would like to see at what cost?
     
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    sweet, still dont have anyword on agp though and i dont think amd is gonna want to make an intel chipset and i do not really want a nvidia graphics card...
     
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    2GB GT just think crossfire with 4GB WOW
     
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    Oh good god, AGP IS DEAD. Get over it already.
     
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    I would bet they release some DX10 AGP cards at some point.
     
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    yea, i could see some low end dx10 agp cards
     
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    12 inches... I'm gonna get an Armor, hope it doesnt interfere with the bays, or snap off for that matter :eek: .
     
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    Everything I predicted came true, I'm slighty weirded out.
     
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    Actually... the inquirer IMO makes crap up sometime :/.
     
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    Bump!!!
     
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    Its not that they make up crap its that the plan has changed from when they reported it for the most part.
     
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    had a feeling ati/amd where going for cooler designs now insted of insainly power hungery hot designs.

    but im sticking with my x1900xtx till a couple gens of cards come out for dx10, and even then i will only upgrade if i really need to :)
     
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    When I start losing lots of frames i'll consider an upgrade.. until then, my computer is fine.
     
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    really im not worried about fps, 1600x1200 i still havent found a game that i cant aa+af+aaa+hdr(if avalable) :)
     

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