ATI Radeon X1950 XTX Rumors
Fudo over at The Inquirer reports that ATI's upcoming R580 refresh of their current flagship R580 GPU will be arriving sometime next month with an initial cost being roughly $750. The cost is expected to drop slightly down to $700 once the initial supply catches up with demand. At this time, performance estimates place the new GPU about 7% faster in most benchmark applications though no specific performance numbers have been given. Nearly as important as the increased performance, rumors have it the new card will feature a new heatsink assembly which will be a welcomed change for those currently gaming with a Radeon X1900 XTX with its high-pitched leafblower heatsink.