ATI R590 to ship next month

By Derek Sooman on February 15, 2006, 8:09 PM
ATI seems poised next month to release its R590 chip as the Radeon X1800 GTO, with support for a whopping 256MB of graphics memory. Sources claim that the X1800 GTO boards will retail for around $279.

The R590 has also been touted in the past as a 80nm die-shrink of the R580, better known as the basis of the Radeon X1900 CrossFire Edition, X1900 XT and X1900 XTX.
The same sources also claim that ATI's next-generation R600 part will be shipping in October of this year, fabricated at 80nm.

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exscind said:
Oh wow, was almost thinking ATI was going to do a GTO version of the x1800! It would be interesting to see if the x1800 GTO would end up being a x800 GTO/GTO2 deal where one can unlock the hidden pipelines, etc. If it would, that card is going to go out of stock like lightning. Imagine, a x1900 card at $279!
fiziks said:
"with support for a whopping 256MB of graphics memory"wtf
mirob said:
Should be much better than a 7800gt, I'd hope. With the x1900 out now nobody but nobody is going to buy the x1800xt. Rename, lock pipes, half memory, lower price, and SELL.
Cartz said:
[b]Originally posted by fiziks:[/b][quote]"with support for a whopping 256MB of graphics memory"wtf[/quote]Typo maybe? I blinked when I read it too, I was thinking for sure that they meant 512Mb...I wonder what the overclocking potential of this card will be, If its anything like the X800GTO2, it should be a treat.I'm taking a wait and see approach though, I'm pretty tempted to snap up a 7900 when they're out next month.
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