Sapphire releases 512MB X1800 XT "Performance Edition" card

By Justin Mann on December 14, 2005, 10:42 AM
Yesterday, Sapphire announced the release of their next line in their Radeon series, the RADEON X1800XT Performance Edition. Essentially, the card is a reference X1800XT that comes stock overclocked, at a GPU clock rate of 700MHz, and a memory clock rate of 800MHz, making it one of the fastest cards on the market. The X1800XT alone has shown decent performance, and a stock overclocked version can add only more. The PE comes with 512MB of video memory, which though becoming more common is still pretty rare. More specific details such as pricing and availability dates have not yet been made available by Sapphire.

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mentaljedi said:
I heard about that. I think this is a link to a good article about it: [url][/url]512MB are rare but and not well known enough to make sonsumers feel comfortable to upgrade to them just yet. However, with the reviews its getting, i think this may be a good trend coming in the future. (Still too expensive for my taste though.)
Subservient said:
...... omfg, that is a godly card. It is a bit expensive though. But still... wow!
Bartzy said:
512mb is not rare. It is very common in X1800XT.Anyway - those R520 chips are probably approved by ATI to be able to work in higher clocks. ATI is trying its best to fight 7800 series back, but with no success. We'll have to wait for R580. That will be a blast !
mtyson8 said:
He meant 512 MB being rare as a whole market. It is expensive, but ill leave the buying to others, as any second best card can run any new game at a cheaper price. Then in a year, when X1900 and X1950 are rampant, a X1800XT will be priced to my needs, which of course, will be able to play 2006s hotest game titles.
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