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ATI's R430, X800 XL/X800 details revealed

Single slot X800 PCIe
Mon Nov 22 2004, 09:57
THE X800 BRAND is about to get some more followers. ATI plants to introduce two cards that will continue to carry the X800 brand but, as it is the case with X850 new X800 cards will be PCIe only.

This time ATI managed to shrink the marchitecture to 110 nanometres and squeezed all to a much cheaper for production single slot thing.

Radeon X800XL is based on the R430XL chip. Its core is clocked to 400MHz and the memory runs at 500, 1000MHz. The card comes with sixteen pipelines, 256MB RAM and VGA, DVI and TV out. The suggested retail price for this card is $349.

The second of the 110 nanometre based X800s is going to be positioned between the X800 XL and X800PRO. The Radeon X800 without suffixes is based on R430PRO core and it has twelve pipelines. Its core rocks at 400MHz while its memory is clocked to 350, 700MHz. Suggested retail price for this card is a very affordable $249, provided you have a spare $250.

ATI will announce these cards on December the first and expects to have them on retail shelves and distribution channels on the first working day of the New Year. Impressive if it manage to achieve it. But then again this means that these cards are Q1 2005 products even few press chaps will manage to reveal them in week 49 of this year.

Those cards are meant to fight Nvidia's quietly announced NV41. µ


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