It won’t reassure anyone, however, to learn that the Radeon X XT isn’t set for actual retail release until a month from now: You take two graphics cards that you connect to each other and double up that horsepower in your PC. We had certainly wanted to see something different today on the availability side, but there are plenty of other things to be excited about today. The RV has a 3: It’s nice of Krogoth to fill in for Chuckula over the holidays. Technology is moving so fast plus, well, let’s face it.. Log in Don’t have an account?

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ATI Technologies products Video cards. Retrieved 7 December The Radeon X XT and the rest of the new cards bring a number of advances, but ultimately, they’re not enough.

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Basically the chip can spread out memory requests faster prp more directly to the RAM chips. At the end of the pipeline, the texture addressing processors are now decoupled from pixel shader, so any unused texturing units can be dynamically allocated to pixels that need more texture layers.

If you’re more inclined to the Doom 3 or Quake universe, however, this new Radeon’s scores are lacking.

We will be very interested in testing the rest of the product line as soon as it becomes available to us. ATI does let you link two different cards within the same family, however–the XT and the XL versions, for example–where the more restrictive SLI mode requires that the two chips be exactly the same although, with a forthcoming prl update, no longer from the same vendor.


This design allows memory accesses to be far quicker though lower latency by virtue of the smaller distance the signals need to move through the GPU, and by increasing the number of banks per DRAM.

That frustrating ambiguity has haunted ATI’s release dates since the last generation’s Radeon X XT Platinum Editionsometimes renamed the prl Edition,” as it was seeded in quantity to journalists for reviews leading up to its announce date, then became scarce to nonexistent at retail.

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RV, for example, has two internal bit buses instead. With SM 3 and also high dynamic range lighting support, the Radeon X XT is primed to run alongside Nvidia in supporting the latest visual bells and whistles that make 3D games more immersive than ever.

X was not behind schedule, and was always planned as the “spring refresh” chip.

Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s There are a lot xti products launching today that we don’t yet have in our labs. The Bad Takes up two expansion slots; lags on OpenGL-based games such as Doom 3; dual graphics card support depends on a special CrossFire Edition card with a murky release date.

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The physical problems, though, will be hard to get around. Technology is moving so fast plus, well, let’s face it. Archived from the original on May 7, These chips basically use 1 “quad” referring to 4 pipelines of a R, whereas the faster boards use just more of these “quads”.


Their answer is of course Crossfire. But SLI doesn’t require you to pay a premium to simply add another card. We’ve changed, we promise. R and R had nearly identical memory controller designs, with the former being a bug fixed release designed for higher clock speeds. From a performance standpoint, we can expect the high end to surpass the X XT by a large margin. The red team’s track record on product availability has been rocky in the past year or so, but perhaps this round will be different.

Ruby’s latest nemesis, Cyn, pgo composed ofpolygons. Great sound, but it’s trapped in Apple’s world. Several vendors will happily accept pre orders, although vendors also tell us that the initial shipments of ATI’s SKUs are of relatively low volume; at least when compared to the GeForce 7xxx launches of earlier this year.

Customize The Tech Report The X Pro is the first ATI card that supports native Crossfire implementation wti a pair of internal Crossfire connectors, which eliminates the need for the unwieldy external dongle found in older Crossfire systems. The Radeon X Pro for example is such a product.

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