DailyTech has managed to get their hands on a preliminary sample of ATI's upcoming mainstream RV570 GPU and has posted some early performance results for your viewing pleasure. Based on a 80u process, this new GPU features 36 Pixel Shaders and 12 pipelines and is said to run with a core frequency of 580MHz and memory running at 700MHz. Equipped with 256MB of memory, the card also boasts an internal Crossfire connector allowing for multiple GPU configurations without needing an external adaptor. With a rough pricepoint hovering between $199 and $250, the new ATI GPU will be doing battle with NVIDIA's GeForce 7900 GS. Judging from the initial performance results, it appears as though ATI will have a strong product once they finally manage to get this GPU out the doors.
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