And to help pile the pressure on rival Nvidia, ATI decided it would not hurt to shrink the chips to 80 nanometre and make the die a little bit cooler - and roughly nineteen percent smaller than the previous one. That is the key difference between RV530 and RV535.
RV535 will again feature twelve Shader processors and probably four pixel pipes. it will support Crossfire, Avivo and HDMI interface. The chip is naturally PCIe but it could be bridged to AGP if necessary.
ATI scheduled RV535 for June production while the sample chips should be out in May already. The card is set to take the mainstream market place and to replace both X1600 and X1300 generation in this market segment. We expect to see a lot of those cards at Computex in June. µ
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