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RV 350 to be named Radeon 9600

Performance mainstream card for DX9
Wed Feb 26 2003, 12:39
BEFORE ATI INTRODUCE IT OFFICIALLY at GDC in California, some day between 4-8 March, we would like to brief you about the RV350. If we haven't said it so far R350, Radeon 9800 PRO will be launched at the same time for the USA. Timing remains the same for European launch, one of the days of Cebit and it is sure not to be the first one.

Since we wrote all about Radeon 9800 PRO, it's time to unveil the mainstream performance card from ATI as well. This is the first 0.13 card from ATI and they seem to be on schedule with it as though 0.13 micron has been an easy move.

This card should be much faster than a Geforce 4 TI4400 and than the currently shipping DX 9 Radeon 9500 PRO, the cut down version of the R300 chip. Clock speeds for the new chip should be somewhere between 350 to 375 MHz but are still unconfirmed. All we can say clearly for the memory is that it will use DDR with 256 bit bus.

Card will have 4 pipelines and it should fit in well as a mainstream performance card and perfectly fulfill the needs of OEMs. This card also looks attractive for developers as it supports latest API DX 9.0.

We assume it will priced at roughly US$200. The card sure has great potential. µ

 

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