ATI reveals plans for upcoming Radeon X850, newer X800s

By Derek Sooman on November 22, 2004, 8:00 PM
X850 details

There will be three models, the slowest being the Radeon X850 PRO. Itís clocked to 520MHz core, and has 1080MHz memory with 12 pipelines. Next up, the midrange Radeon X850 XT is clocked to 520MHz core, and has 1080MHz memory and has 16 pipelines. Finally, the beast of the bunch is the Radeon X850XT Platinum edition, which boasts 540MHz core and 590/1180MHz GDDR 3 memory, 16 pipelines and two DVI slots for two TFTs. These cards should be on the market in early January 2005. A picture is below.



X800 XL/X800 details

ATI plans to introduce two cards that will continue to carry the X800 brand, but are PCIe only. The Radeon X800 core is at 400MHz, its memory clocked to 350, 700MHz. Suggested retail price for this card is $249. Then, based on the R430XL chip, the Radeon X800XLís core is to 400MHz and the memory runs at 500, 1000MHz. There are 16 pipelines, 256MB RAM and VGA, DVI and TV out. The price should be around $349.




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Masque said:
This is looking so sweet. God, I don't need that card but I want it sooooo badly.
redrooster said:
I hope they lower the price a little bit when I upgrade in about 2 months. What's the yellow connector at the back of the card? Looks like a connector for the cable you put between the cd drive and sound card.
Julio said:
SLI support is to be expected from upcoming ATI boards, now that's going to be interesting.
Masque said:
[b]Originally posted by Julio:[/b][quote]SLI support is to be expected from upcoming ATI boards, now that's going to be interesting.[/quote]So you're gonna buy me two of them? ;-)
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