Thursday, December 21st 2006

AMD Permits Manufacturing of Special X1950XT Video Cards

AMD has announced its plan to let different manufactures to design and manufacture its special Radeon X1950XT edition. It is expected these special edition may eventually has a lower cost than the official edition. Some of these special editions have already been sent to AMD for verification and hopefully they will be available in the market in Mid-January. VR-Zone also tells us to expect X1950XT and even X1950PRO prices to drop. Also AMD has cancelled plans for X1950GT video cards based on RV570LE, since it is no longer viable in the current price structure. Source: VR-Zone
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8 Comments on AMD Permits Manufacturing of Special X1950XT Video Cards

#1
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
So uhm, what is so special about these video cards? Anyone?

-The Eagle
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#2
jocksteeluk
a manufacturer may enable it for dx10 compliance maybe?
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#3
tvdang7
nah then it would be more expensive not cheaper.
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#4
Sasqui
WarEagleAU
So uhm, what is so special about these video cards? Anyone?

-The Eagle
No doubt not using ATI reference design may allow cheaper manufacturing and possibly faster memory... the latter being pure speculation.
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#5
lemonadesoda
Other way round... to be cheaper... they might use SLOWER memory / GPU, like the infamous 9200SE and 9800SE
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#6
Zubasa
lemonadesoda
Other way round... to be cheaper... they might use SLOWER memory / GPU, like the infamous 9200SE and 9800SE
They are more likely to use core and memory that hardly oc at all:banghead:
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#7
Pinchy
Yeah probably....
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#8
Canuto
Are these cards Special in being "handicap" or special "better"?
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