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M59 is Radeon Mobility X1900

Last but not least
Tue Jan 31 2006, 08:07
ATI is moving its whole high end marchitecture to R580 based products. It just announced desktop X1900 cards with XTX and XT variations, it is about to release All in Wonder Radeon X1900 cards. Last but not the least is ATI´s mobile part code named M59.

It was not hard to get this one as M58 was the codename for the still unannounced Mobility Radeon X1800. We have seen this chip more than once already but we don't know about any design wins. You can expect that the M59 gets the Mobility Radeon X1900 name. It will be faster than any Nvidia laptop chip, at least until NVDA introduces its mobile variant of G71. This will sure take a while as G71 desktop is still an unannounced part.

We don't have a clue when will ATI release this product but in OEM business it is all about design wins so companies such as Dell, Alienware, Voodoo PC or NW Falcon will decide about this launch. We know it will be fast and that it will be just slightly warmer than M58. µ

 

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