Photos of ATI's R580 core surface

By Justin Mann on December 28, 2005, 6:11 PM
Cards based on ATI's upcoming and anticipated R580 are starting to appear, though only as a cameo, in some areas. What most likely will start out at the X1900 series is going to be a larger, more expensive GPU that will have 650MHz and higher clock speeds. We aren't seeing these for another month at least, assuming ATI does not do a paper launch. Sadly, this doesn't look well for continued lower prices in the newer models, but rather higher. Because it is so similar to the R520 in architecture, though, existing cards should drop in price. Supposedly, R580 and cards based upon it will be available in all markets at the same time.

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