At that time we were in Barcelona and saw one of the ATI slides presented by ATI's European managing Director and VP Peter Edinger that said the card will be clocked at 523MHz. A rather strange choice of speed but what can you say about 412MHz from Radeon 9800XT? We just got news from ATI PR machine that this clock was actually mistaken, as the cards will ship at 520MHz and 523 was a typo, and nothing more.
I spent some time listenning to te Nvidia conference call and you can bet that Nvidia don't talk nicely about the R420, calling it a two year old marchitecture but we will get back to this later on.
For the record, 520/560 is the Radeon's X800XT clock speed.
Why ATI decided to send the cards with different clock speeds and didn't send all of its NDA press the correct BIOS files is simply beyond me.
Sheesh kebab, what a mess red boys. µ
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