You can hear the thump-thump-thump of the drum track throbbing in the background if you listen closely. No Interruptions Day Shortbread. You can read much more about and its features in our feature article from last year. We’ll soon find out. I’m about to drop a grand on video cards so that piece of info may come in handy. Fortunately, both Diamond Multimedia and Connect3D confirmed that they’re on track to hit that date. The X XT is effectively a rebadged X Pro, and thus should offer a significant performance boost over the rest of the X family.
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We run this and report the score. We’re still waiting for ATI to send us our X XT and X Pro samples, and we will follow up in the coming weeks with a look at the performance of those offerings as well.
ATI Radeon X1950 XTX–The First Graphics Card with 1GHz GDDR4
ATI has this nasty habit of introducing way too many GPUs into its lineup, and today is no letdown to tradition as ATI is introducing a total of five new video cards. Increase the framebuffer volume. Depending on how the rest of the manufacturers stack up, we could see some good prices next month or be sorely disappointed; at this point it’s best to be cautious with a launch so far in advance of availability.
As we don’t have availability right now, we can’t confirm real street prices, but we did speak with a few companies who manufacture Xxtx cards.
For this application, the RV will be clocked at MHz and paired with MHz memory, so performance should be quite a bit lower than the X Pro. At the high end we’ve got the final two cards that round out today’s launch: Now that by itself is not going to work miracles, yet in memory limited situations loads of high quality textures, filtering and AA modes it will help you here and there.
This article features only the X XTX benchmarks. You won’t doubt that the thing is real copper when you pick it up; it carries more heft than a U.
HIS has stated that they should be able to meet ATI’s pricing on all of these parts, which is promising. Note that although ATI is lifting the xhx on its five new products today, you won’t actually be able to buy any of them until September 4th on the high end with no real availability until the 14th. With more memory bandwidth, the X XTX could outperform its predecessor, but performance isn’t what we’re mostly excited about with this card – it’s the price. If you had 2 xfire cards then it won’t be connecting to a dvi port.
ATI Radeon X XTX | TechRadar
This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. We’ve seen claims about pricing and availability fail to work out as planned in the past, though, so we talked to ATI board partners to see what they had to say. The X Pro is the first installment in the plan for a new Radeon X family to supplant the X line with faster, cheaper parts.
Unfortunately, it will take some time for all inventory to dry up, but when it does ATI hopes to have the following cards in its lineup:.
Call of Duty 2: Steam names the best-selling games of The second product was really badly needed. Now that by itself will not be enough to overpower the GX2. Obviously the X XT is the missing product in the xhx segment.
Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. So read this well These are what, in the industry, we call refresh products. The series really diggs that GDDR5 memory bandwidth, and what’s the cheapest thing to do to gain some extra performance? Post a Comment Comment. Trust me when I say that after reading this review, you will be impressed.
The X XT is effectively a rebadged X Pro, and thus should offer a significant performance boost over the rest of the X family. You get the same performance, same features and better flexibility with the CrossFire card so why not? How ztx ATI manage that? As what ATI is doing today is pretty remarkable.