The R will be aimed at the very top of the performance ranks. LG HU85L projector needs but two inches to cast a 90″ picture. The R’s supporting cast gets similar tweaks. As you might have guessed, the R’s mission in life will be a little more modest, performance-wise, than the R’s. ATI knew this as well, they partly invented this game.

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Features, specifications versus that pricetag equals performance and performance is what this game is all about.

What’s new then you are asking? ATI is aiming to correct these availability problems and bring a little more performance to the X series with a pair of new graphics chips, code-named R and R About us Privacy policy Mailing list Mobile.

Uhm, well nothing except a newer 80nm fabrication process. The first products based on these chips will be the Radeon X XT and X XT Platinum Edition, and we’ve had our grubby little hands on one of these cards long enough to benchmark it.

The R will be aimed at the very top of the performance ranks. With that being said, let’s start up this review beginning with a small overview of ATi’s new premium flagship; the X80 x XT Platinum Edition!

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The R’s supporting cast gets similar tweaks. This process, combined with lower clock speeds, should allow Rbased cards to thrive with a relatively minimalist single-slot cooler.

All of them in the high-end range where one is Aati new flagship and where another is in the middle of that high-end range. Now we have in all these ranges about products to choose from, each with their own specifications and price tag.


256 MB ATI Radeon X850 XT Platinum Edition Video Card

Exciting times in the graphics industry you ask? ATI has chosen a different chip substrate component in order to ease the quest for higher memory clock speeds.

When I received the x I immediately got a flashback to edjtion year. This change, like all the others to the R, is intended to bring higher clock speeds with less fuss, so that supply of Rbased cards might actually be able to keep up with demand.

Here’s a brief overview of how ATI will be using these new chips in actual products. The card features 36 Pixel Shaders units.

ATI’s Radeon X850 XT graphics cards

The cards’ performance is decent, and ATI’s market share numbers are up. You had a low, mid and a high-range product to choose from. Still, the other shoe has dropped. Nobody noticed it yet it’s there alright and now merged into the x and x series. Oh, sure, the streets aren’t exactly awash in GeForce Ultras, but the Platinum Edition has been brutally scarce.

ATI has endowed the R with a dynamic clock gating capability, a la the Pentium M, that allows the chip to deactivate parts of itself when they’re not being used. Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition Neutronbeam Zak, you know you can’t validate any of the above details without first throwing We’ve seen a plague of driver optimizations from manufacturers.


ATI says the R should use as little as half the power and produce half the heat of the R in “2D” desktop use.

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It’s never been any different though, yet it is more and more difficult for us journalists to test these cards. Both of the Radeon X cards will use a single-slot cooler and require no external power plug at 26mb on PCI Express versions.

Only a few percent of the market is actually in that high-end range. ATI remained clear of such questionable “tricks” Bare in mind, originally the plan was to get them in stores before Christmas. Radeon X Pro MB Review So today we’ll be looking at the rather lovely Radeon X Pro from this company, a review on ATI’s latest pipe mid-range product which obviously was based off the R silicon, and quite frankly is a very credible graphics card as you’ll learn in this article.

Let’s place the high-end product range in a table to be able to understand what is going on: They constantly were close but not close enough. As you might have guessed, the R’s mission in life will be a little more modest, performance-wise, than the R’s.