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    ATI X1900 Due January

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    ATI secretly released its Silver Bullets material to AIBs this week and the picture of R580 is slowly coming together. R580, or Radeon X1900 as it is called internally, is expected to "launch" in January according to ATI documentation. Unfortunately, ATI's track record has not been spectacular with the last few product launches. ATI's Crossfire chipset "launched" twice, once in June and again in October.

    ATI released their Silver Bullets for Radeon X1800 approximately two months before the launch of the card, but it took nearly six weeks after the launch for master card variants of the X1800 to show up on store shelves (and nearly as long for Crossfire motherboards as well).

    The Silver Bullets presentation was a little light on details, but did confirm the R580 GPU has 48 pixel shader processors and higher clocks than R520 (a.k.a. Radeon X1800). Radeon X1900 uses a 90nm process also found on Radeon X1800. The internal briefing also confirmed that there will be two separate versions of the card, RX1900CF "Master Card" and RX1900 "Crossfire Ready" card. Like the Radeon X1800 series, you will need at least one master card to enable Crossfire support. Avivo and Shader Model 3.0 will also appear on Radeon X1900.
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    Looks like this ATI is going the be a beast!
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    So this means a October 2006 release? Really though, if this card does get released in January it should kill the 512 7800. Nvidia vs ATi, This battle is great!
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    Anyone read about the G71?

    Early February release, 32 pixel pipes @ 700mhz, GDDR4.

    It's not like nvidia is about to be left behind
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    Both cards are the best, I do prefer ATI card but hey that just me. Everyone has their own favorite.

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    How much better is gddr4 over 3?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ROMAN
    How much better is gddr4 over 3?
    It's not been used on a retail product b4 so...
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    So announced for January that means a November launch I should have time to save for it

    Now seriously, I hope to god this is not another paper launch. If it does launch at those specs (not like some other card *cough* X800 *cough*) then the 48 (OMG) pipelines should trump anything on the market including the G71. I'm starting to save right now. I was waiting for the R580 to perform a much needed upgrade

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    dont count out ninvdia yet.they will come out with a better then then the new ati card.
    so this ATI card is better then the 360 grapcgis card??

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    coolguy, do not count ATI out either lol, they are still the ones that humiliated NVidia with the 9x00 series (ah the golden days) and they are fully capable of doing so again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolguy
    dont count out ninvdia yet.they will come out with a better then then the new ati card.
    so this ATI card is better then the 360 grapcgis card??
    x1800 XT and 7800 GTX are better than the Xenos.

    Xenos just has the "newer unified pipe technology". The high-end cards we have now are already more powerful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CompGeek
    Quote Originally Posted by coolguy
    dont count out ninvdia yet.they will come out with a better then then the new ati card.
    so this ATI card is better then the 360 grapcgis card??
    x1800 XT and 7800 GTX are better than the Xenos.
    Link? There has been nothing indicating what you have said at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pink
    Quote Originally Posted by CompGeek
    Quote Originally Posted by coolguy
    dont count out ninvdia yet.they will come out with a better then then the new ati card.
    so this ATI card is better then the 360 grapcgis card??
    x1800 XT and 7800 GTX are better than the Xenos.
    Link? There has been nothing indicating what you have said at all.
    Except every PC game looking better than 360 games?
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    It will take developers time to understand and fully use the hardware to its capabilities. The same will be said for PS3. Take a look at launch games for the PS2 and compare them to current games for PS2, the difference is shocking.
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