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Hello All. ATI is taking the wraps off yet another mid-range product offering today, the Radeon X1650 XT.  Like the X1950 Pro that was released a few weeks ago, the new Radeon X1650 Pro features a new GPU with native CrossFire support. Here's a snip from the article... "Today, ATI is adding yet another member to the Radeon X1K family of products, the Radeon X1650 XT. While its name suggests the X1650 XT is nothing more than a higher clocked variation on the barely 2-month old Radeon X1650 Pro, that's actually not the case.  The Radeon X1650 Pro is based on a new GPU, formerly code-named RV560, that is much more powerful than anything else in the X16x0 family." You can read the rest... Read more...
About two weeks ago, ATI launched the Radeon X1950 Pro, a new mainstream graphics card with a host of new features. This graphics card was equipped with a single-slot cooler, a relatively low-power GPU that was manufactured on TSMC's 80nm fabrication process, and in a first for ATI, native CrossFire support.  Native CrossFire support meant there would be no more confusion over CrossFire Master and Slave cards, and the clunky external dongle previously associated with CrossFire was no longer a necessity. In our evaluation of the X1950 Pro, we praised ATI for producing a high-performance, affordable, single-slot solution, with a more elegant approach to multi-GPU technology... Read more...
The BoxGods (That's right mortal!  Bow and worship the machine!) have a good hard apocalyptic look at Sapphire's Radeon X1650 Pro.  The Gods have spoken and offer... "Building your PC on a budget is a lot more fun when that budget is closer to $3,000 than $1,000; but, sadly, most of us read about the wallet busting uber cards and buy the budget and mid-range cards out of fiscal necessity. The good news is that the current budget segment has some pretty decent choices--like the Sapphire Radeon X1650 PRO we will be looking at today." OK, so maybe it's not so doom and gloom... Read more...
This morning, ATI is launching the new Radeon X1950 Pro GPU which is based off of the highly anticipated 80u RV570 core. Beyond a handful of differences with the R580 architecture, the new Radeon X1950's most desirable new feature is native support for Crossfire. In short, this implies a sharp departure from the days of needing special "Master" cards and bulky dongles. In terms of performance, we've compiled a list of reviews to help illustrate how ATI's latest performance GPU fares against the competition. Hot Hardware PC Perspective Anandtech TechReport HardOCP  ... Read more...
ATI brings enthusiast-class features and performance to the mid-range with the new Radeon(R) X1950 PRO MARKHAM, ONTARIO, Oct 17, 2006 (CCNMatthews via COMTEX News Network) -- ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX:ATY)(NASDAQ:ATYT) today announced that it is introducing new levels of performance at a mid-range price point with the new Radeon(R) X1950 Pro graphics card. Available and shipping today with an estimated street price of US$199 or EUR199 (VAT included), the Radeon X1950 Pro bests competing offerings at the same price in both single-card and dual-card configurations.(1) The Radeon X1950 Pro is the first graphics card to make use of new native CrossFireT technology, simplifying the multi-GPU experience... Read more...
It's been only seven short weeks since ATI officially unveiled four additions to the X1K family of products, and here we are again with yet another new Radeon poised to shake-up the mid-range segment of the market. The new Radeon X1950 Pro is based on the GPU formerly codenamed RV570. but unlike the R580 variants used on the other members of the X1900 family which are built on TSMC's 90nm line, the RV570 is built on the company's 80nm node. The RV570 also has a different pixel shader / vertex shader configuration, and in perhaps the biggest departure from the R580, the RV570 has native CrossFire support.  That's right folks - no more CrossFire Master cards and the... Read more...
Fudo over at The Inquirer reports that Microsoft will not be making Unified Shaders a strict requirement in order to have complete DirectX10 support. With NVIDIA's upcoming G80 GPU rumored to have its Vertex, Pixel, and Geometry Shaders still somewhat segmented into different parts this is certainly a sigh of relief for the gang in Santa Clara. The choice to refrain from a truly unified shader architecture could very well mean some healthy gains in current DirectX9 games as well though we obviously will need to wait to get our hands on the card before we make any conclusions. One thing is certain though, the race for the fastest GPU on the planet will certainly be exciting this round as each... Read more...
HIS launches the HIS X1950 CrossFire Edition 512MB card Hong Kong, Monday, Oct 9, 2006 - HIS (Hightech Information System Limited) delivers the HIS X1950 CrossFire Edition 512MB card, pairing with any Radeon X1950XTX to form the ultimate gaming platform! With the HIS X1950 CrossFire Edition, your graphics performance will never be compromised. Imagine games with hyper realistic light blooms, life-like skin textures, and silky smooth hair. Now imagine the non-stop action packed gaming on a CrossFireTM platform - the only choice for hardcore gamers. That's what it's like with the HIS X1950, ATI's fastest and most flexible 3D processor. All gaming, all the time, Never comprise Feeling the power... Read more...
Our buds at ZipZoomFly let us know that ATI Radeon X1950s have hit the store shelves. ATI branded cards are available for $499 and Connect3D's offering weighs in at $449.  Still no word of CrossFire versions but the transmission says "coming soon".   Go get you some... Great cards but you've gots ta have the budget.... Read more...
Beyond3D reports that ATI has decided to significantly change the reference specifications of the Radeon X1900 GT graphics card such as the Sapphire model we reviewed here. Here, ATI has opted to lower the GPU's core frequency from 575MHz to 512MHz. In an attempt to compensate for the decreased performance from the lower speed, the memory frequency will be raised from 600MHz up to 660MHz. Along with the changes in frequency, a new PCB will be used in conjunction with a quieter heatsink assembly. All new boards featuring this new PCB will also have the option of HDCP capability depending on whether the add-in vendor chooses to populate the board with the appropriate logic.... Read more...
If you read our coverage of ATI's Radeon X1K fall-refresh featuring the new Radeon X1950 XTX, X1900 XT 256MB, X1650 Pro, and X1300 XT from last week, you know that we did not receive X1300 XT or X1650 Pro cards in time for launch.  A few days after posting the article, however, Sapphire's "retail-ready" versions of these cards arrived.  We have since updated the original article with pictures and comments regarding Sapphire's Radeon X1300 XT Overclock Edition and Radeon X1650 Pro, and have added a few pages worth of benchmarks as well. You can view the article in its entirety right here, or jump right to the Sapphire Radeon X1300 XT and X1650 Pro images and benchmarks... Read more...
GIGABYTE Presents Radeon X1950XTX -- Civilization IV Edition World's First GDDR4 Graphic Accelerator - Cutting-Edge Performance August 23, 2006 - GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., LTD. (GIGABYTE), a leading manufacturer of VGA cards, today revealed the world's fastest 3D graphics card, the GV-RX195X512VB-RH. Featuring the ATI Radeon X1950 XTX, with state-of-the - art architecture which includes an ultra-threaded engine for outstanding shader performance and manufactured using an advanced 90 nanometer process technology, the GV-RX195X512VB-RH supports high speed GDDR4 memory, enabling it to crank up performance with an incredible increase in gaming and video image processing speed. The GIGABYTE... Read more...
Hello everyone. ATI is officially announcing five new members in their Radeon X1K family of the products today, the Radeon X1950 XTX (standard and CrossFire Editions), the 256MB Radeon X1900 XT, the Radeon X1650 Pro and the Radeon X1300 XT. We outline the specifications and features of all of ATI's new cards, and benchmark the high-end products in single-card and dual-card CrossFire configurations. We've got standard and XHD resolutions covered and compare the new Radeons' performance to the best NVIDIA currently has to offer. Here's a quote from the article... "At the high-end ATI is announcing the Radeon X1950 XTX and Radeon X1950 XTX CrossFire Edition cards. The new flagship... Read more...
Although there has obviously been a lot going on behind the scenes at ATI these last few months, i.e. the proposed AMD merger, the company has remained relatively quiet.  The last major graphics card launch was for the Radeon X1900 family back in January.  And since then, the company has released only a couple of mid-range graphics cards that utilized existing GPU technology.  Today, however, ATI is announcing five new products targeting virtually every segment of the graphics market. At the high-end ATI is announcing the Radeon X1950 XTX and Radeon X1950 XTX CrossFire Edition cards. The new flagship features essentially the same GPU found on the older Radeon X1900 XTX, but... Read more...
Good afternoon folks.  Just in case you're the type who likes to jump straight down to the news, we wanted to drop in to let you all know that we've just posted a new article (link and summary at the top of the page), where we evaluate the features and performance of Sapphire's Ultimate Radeon X1600 Pro and Ultimate Radeon X1600 XT cards.  Click here to check them out... ... Read more...
  Selecting the right video card when you're on a budget can be difficult. The major deciding factor for many gamers out there is price. As mouthwatering as it is to think about getting a top-notch SLI or CrossFire setup, it's a luxury that most simply cannot afford. Fear not though, as both Nvidia and ATI have some quality entry-level and mid-range graphics cards in their respective line-ups. Today we have two such cards with us, Sapphire's Ultimate X1600 Pro and X1600 XT. Aimed towards consumers looking for a silent video card at a budget price, Sapphire's Ultimate X1600s will appeal to those looking to build up an HTPC or a PC for casual gaming. Both cards are based... Read more...
The folks in the XtremeSystems forum have posted some images of the new ASUS P5W64 WS Pro workstation motherboard. The most unique aspect of this new board is the presence of four PCI-E x16 slots. Obviously, the first thing our readers will think of is coming up with a way to get two ATI "Master" cards and two standard cards and try for a Quad-Crossfire setup. Time will tell if drivers will allow this to function properly. However, in the meantime the gang is having a great time pushing the limits of the board and have managed to hit an impressive 472MHz FSB in their overclocking adventures. Although it might not be the ideal board for most, this unique motherboard will certainly be... Read more...
ASUS introduces the ASUS-Lamborghini VX1 Notebook at the 2006 Concorso Italiano Stunning Notebook Makes It's US Debut August 18th Fremont, California, August 14, 2006 - ASUS Computer International, a leading provider of high quality notebooks worldwide, will announce the availability of the ASUS-Lamborghini VX1 notebook in the US at the 2006 Concorso Italiano "Celebration of Italian Style," on August 18th. ASUS CEO Ivan Ho and Lamborghini CEO and President Stephan Winkelmann will unveil the ASUS-Lamborghini VX1 during a press announcement at 10:00 AM at the Automobili Lamborghini tent. ASUS will showcase the notebook at both the ASUS and Lamborghini tents and will have a drawing... Read more...
Brent from [H] has taken a look at one of the few factory-overclocked Radeon X1900 XTX cards currently available, the liquid cooled Sappire Toxic Radeon X1900 XTX. We took a look at this card back in April when Sapphire was still calling it the "Blizzard".  We ended up being impressed by the card and gave it an Editor's Choice award. It looks like all these months later, the crew at [H] were equally impressed. "We are glad Sapphire is stepping out of the mainstream and giving end users another option with high-end graphics. This is the first factory overclocked Radeon X1900 XTX GPU based video card we have seen. This is also the first fully pre-assembled self-contained liquid... Read more...
AMD'S 50X15 INITIATIVE EXPANDS EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES IN UGANDA - AMD shows power of the ecosystem approach; Teams with more than 15 organizations to narrow the digital divide in Africa - SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Aug. 4, 2006 - A consortium led by AMD (NYSE: AMD) today launched three digital inclusion programs in schools in and around Kampala, the capital city of Uganda. As part of the 50x15 Initiative, AMD is collaborating with the Ugandan Government, the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) and 13 additional organizations as part of the company's commitment to connect 50 percent of the world's population to the Internet by the year 2015. Led by African Heads of State and the African... Read more...
Hello HotHardware fans.  Just in case you missed the fresh link at the top of the page, we're here to let you all know that we've just posted a new article where we evaluate the features and performance of the ASUS EAX1900XTX.  Here's a snip from the article... "Despite offering stellar performance in its default reference configuration, ASUS realizes that the Radeon X1900 XTX needs something more to compete with the latest offerings from NVIDIA. To that end, the company has released the flagship EAX1900XTX graphics card. Armed with an exceptional bundle that's loaded with software and accessories, there is little room for complaint for those wondering where their hard-earned cash... Read more...
  Despite the recent trend of using dual and sometimes even quad graphics card configurations, the true benchmark of total gaming performance is how a single graphics card performs. Over the course of the last few years, the industry has witnessed an epic battle between ATI and NVIDIA as they trade punches in an effort to own the overall performance crown in this category. Back in January 2006, ATI sent a vicious shot over the bow of NVIDIA with the advent of the company's R580 GPU. As illustrated in our initial review of the card, the Radeon X1900 XTX proved to be a blistering fast product with phenomenal performance which often bested NVIDIA's GeForce... Read more...
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