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ATI's R600 to be the biggest graphic chip ever

A lot of shaders, power, with DDR 4
Mon May 22 2006, 10:39
WE LEARNED that ATI's upcoming R600, its next-generation high-end chip, might end up as the biggest graphics chip of all time.

It won't be cold either. Indeed, it might be the hottest chip ever, but we were informed that it might be the fastest chip as well.

Even though many have assumed the chip will be the same as the one ATI supplies for the Xbox 360, it won't be. It will share a similar design but won't have the integrated memory on die.

It might have as many as sixty four Shader units that would easily make it much more powerful than the Xbox 360 graphics. There may be a lot of 'mights', but there can be no doubt that it will end up faster than the current generation of consoles. And, don't forget that it can, and will, support the upcoming DDR4-four memory format.

At current schedules, the launch date is expected towards the end of the year. µ


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