Items tagged with r580

Samsung has not traditionally played a huge role in the evolution of notebooks. Companies such as Dell, Lenovo, HP, Acer and Asus have all done noteworthy things to push the envelope, with the Adamo XPS, ThinkPad, IdeaPad and Eee PC all coming from this group. Even those who don't follow technology on a daily basis would probably associate those names with notebooks, but we wonder just how big a following Samsung has in the mobile computing sector. It's not like Samsung is a newbie in the notebook world, but they've definitely played a more "low-key" role over the past few years. Taking all that... Read more...
Samsung has not traditionally played a huge role in the evolution of notebooks. Companies such as Dell, Lenovo, HP, Acer and Asus have all done noteworthy things to push the envelope, with the Adamo XPS, ThinkPad, IdeaPad and Eee PC all coming from this group. Even those who don't follow technology on a daily basis would probably associate those names with notebooks, but we wonder just how big a following Samsung has in the mobile computing sector. It's not like Samsung is a newbie in the notebook world, but they've definitely played a more "low-key" role over the past few years.... Read more...
Fudo over at The Inquirer reports that ATI will be shipping standard and Crossfire edition variants of their upcoming R580+ GPU with the same operating frequencies. Traditionally, the Crossfire edition master card trailed the flagship level model in terms of frequency. For the first time, owners of the top of the line cards will be able to have two cards running in Crossfire mode with no forced decrease in core speed. Although a very welcomed change, it is somewhat ironic that this topic is already destined to become a null issue as ATI's upcoming RD600 chipset will not require a Crossfire... Read more...
Fudo over at the Inquirer reports that he has confirmed with high ranking sources that ATI's refresh of their R580 GPU will remain at 90u and not be fabbed on a smaller 80u process as originally suspected. Apparently, there will be some design changes beyond just higher core and memory frequencies. Although the current R580 core is arguably the fastest GPU on the planet right now, it is also a massive die that produces a significant amount of heat. With no process change to aid in lowering heat and decreasing die real estate, it will be interesting to see what ATI's engineers come up with this... Read more...
The rumor mill at The Inquirer is beginning to run at a frantic pace as tidbits of news regarding NVIDIA's 90u flagship GPU begin to make their way around the internet. Fudo reports that NVIDIA's G71 GPU is shaping up to be a very high-frequency part that "should" have no trouble besting ATI's X1900 XTX in the usual group of benchmarks. Obviously, we'll reserve final judgement until we have the cards on our test bench. However, it certainly proves interesting to hear rumors of some G71 samples hitting 800MHz with standard air cooling!... Read more...
The gang at Beyond3D have formulated a long list of technical questions regarding ATI's new R580 architecture and have published their findings. Receiving input from both Eric Demers of the Desktop Graphics Engineering group and Richard Huddy from ISV relations, there is a suprising level of detail shared throughout the discussion. If the finer details of GPU architecture get your blood going, this R580-based article certainly warrants your attention.Right now, they seem to balance at 1:1 (TEX:ROP), but the trend is towards lowering ROPs, in general. The reality is that shading per pixel is increasing,... Read more...
In October of '05 ATI officially unveiled a new family of graphics cards based on the company's R520 GPU core and its derivatives. With the R520 ATI introduced a new "Ultra-Threaded" architecture, along with their new Ring Bus memory controller, and a more powerful video engine dubbed AVIVO, among numerous other things. Unfortunately though, the R520 and its derivatives, which were the first members of what eventually became known as the X1K family of products, were a long time coming. The move to a 90nm manufacturing process in conjunction with a simple circuit bug that was replicated... Read more...
Today, we've seen a few interesting bits of news show up on the web concerning ATI's next-generation R580 flagship GPU. The Register reports that Japanese vendors already have the cards on hand and that a note inside the boxes claims some pretty serious power requirements. On its own, a single R580 card requires a 450W PSU with 30A on the 12V rail. When two cards are in a Crossfire configuration, your system will need a power supply with at least 550W and a whopping 38A on the 12V rail. Yet another somewhat surprising rumor comes from The Inquirer and states that the R580 All In Wonder card will... Read more...
Well, it looks as though Daily Tech wants to end the week with a bang as they have somehow managed to get their hands on an actual X1900XT card from Taiwan and have thrown NDA's to the wind by posting some benchmark results. Looking at the numbers they ran and the numbers provided by ATI it looks as though we have some seriously fast hardware that will displace the GeForce 7800 GTX 512MB as the fastest card on the planet. Perhaps we're just getting greedy, but I would have really liked to see this next-generation core pull further ahead performance wise. Then again, the board was tested with a... Read more...
The Inquirer is reporting that ATI is busy prepping their Mobility Radeon X1800XT series to battle NVIDIA's GeForce Go 7800 GPU's. Considering the fact that ATI supposedly had to lower core frequencies to an estimated 445MHz (versus the 500MHz of its desktop counterpart), it is more than a bit surprising to see ATI not opting to wait for their mobile R580 part. If R580 is nearly ready as the rumors suggest and it is similar to R520, giving ODM notebook vendors an R580 part with a few minor changes seems like a much more strategic move on ATI's part. Then again, the Inquirer could be right and we... Read more...
The Inquirer has posted a brief but confusing bit of news regarding how ATI's upcoming R580 flagship core will compare against NVIDIA's upcoming G71 flagship GPU. In one breath, it sounds like R580 will be an absolute slam dunk however the post ends with what seems to be a complete contradiction. Head on over to read the article and make your own decision which GPU will be king next year.While some games track 3DMark closely, others do not, so ATI will probably be more than that little bit ahead on a number of games, but this new card is probably not the clean kill ATI would want it to be. The... Read more...
Well, the GPU gods must be smiling down on us all as we wait for 5pm to show up as the Chinease website HKEPC has posted what looks to be the first pics and details of ATI's next generation flagship R580. Fortunately, the folks at X-Bit Labs have pulled the meat from the article and posted their own thoughts in English for your viewing pleasure.Web-site HKEPC claims that the R580 will be called RADEON X1900-series and the family will consist of the RADEON X1900 XTX, XT and CrossFire Edition models. Later on the RADEON X1900 XL and some other models may show up, according to other sources. The RADEON... Read more...
The folks at The Inquirer have been one of the few people with any news this morning. Fortunately, their latest post contains some new information on ATI's upcoming flagship R580 GPU that should help you make it through this slow Tuesday morning. If the listed proposed specs don't shock you, perhaps that tidbit regarding R520's lifespan on the bottom of the page will.Besides this plain vanilla 3D boards, ATI will also rollout the refresh of All-in-Wonder product, which actually - was the reference board ATI is actually using to demonstrate the R580 chip to its valuable customers and partners. We... Read more...