ATI R420: Two Times Faster Than The RADEON 9800 PRO

By xRave
Jun 21, 2003
  1. Xbit Labs says the new grahics core from ATi, known under the codename R420, will be twice as fast as their current Top speeder Radeon 9800 PRO. According to Xbit Labs it will excist out 110 till 150 million transistors and will be build at 0,15 micronprocédé.

    X-Bit Labs news
  2. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,343   +6

    Already posted here. I wonder if this can be true, it's kind of hard to believe they can make a card twice as fast, this soon.
  3. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    Personally I would rather have a card that has the same performance as the 9800 pro and cost half as much as I would a card that is twice as fast and cost the same or more.
  4. JSR

    JSR Banned Posts: 592

    don't worry

    if this hits.......... the 9800 pro ......will be...... half the price
  5. Steg

    Steg TS Rookie Posts: 269

    yeh and the before the NV30 came out it was supposed to be TWICE as fast at the Radeon 9700! and was it? not by a LONG way. There is no chance in hell that ATi can get a card out twice as fast in this soon - it is just not possible

  6. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    Steg> Wasn't that what people said about the Radeon 9700pro? ;) :D

    Just couldn't resist!
  7. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    It will probably be something like 50% faster and 50% more expensive.

    I too, would like to see a card the same speed as the 9800.. But at half of the price. ;)
  8. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,350

    It is possible, but not likely. People said man would never sat foot on the moon too, but now it is a reality :D
  9. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    Why not twice the speed of the 9800 Pro but half the price? :D
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