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ATI's X1950 XTX set to pump up the pixels

Seven percent faster than an X1900XTX for around €399
Wed Jul 19 2006, 13:50
ATI'S UPCOMING R580+ based card will sit at around the €399 price mark when it arrives next month. We expect it to start off at €419 but will soon drop to €399. ATI wants to push this card hard and is dropping the price to fight Nvidia's 7950 GX2 card.

It will still be slower than the doubled-up GX2 but we are sure that two X1950 XTXes will beat the single 7950 GX2. It may even give quad SLI to run for its money.

The cards will surface in late August and should be available from launch. We know that they will use GDDR 4 and that will end up seven percent faster from the current X1900 XTX cards.

It will still need a Crossfire board but might have some other nice and cool features. We hear it will have a new cooler, to make it nice and quiet, for instance. µ


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