According to DigiTimes
, AMD is preparing to launch its new Radeon HD 2950PRO based on the ATI RV670 chip which will reportedly offer a better balance of performance, price, power consumption and features.
Due on November 19, the Radeon HD 2950PRO will continue to adopt the R600 chip structure, along with support for DirectX 10.1 with shader model 4.1 functionality, universal video decoder (UVD) as well as PCI Express 2.0 and CrossFire technology. The chip also features built-in HDMI, HDCP and 320 stream processors per GPU – the same amount found on the ATI R600 GPU as well as ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT/Pro graphics cards.
Two versions will be available: Gladiator and Revival. Gladiator will sport 512MB GDDR4 graphics memory, GPU clocked all the way to 825MHz and a memory frequency of 2.4GHz. Revival will adopt 256/512MB GDDR3 graphics memory, a GPU frequency of 750MHz and a memory frequency of 1.8GHz.