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#1 Dark Ride

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Posted 14 February 2007 - 21:01

ATI has listed some of its first DirectX 10 offerings with specs and prices. Topping the list is the X2800XTX, with a 750 MHz core clock and a Gigabyte of GDDR4 running at 2.2 GHz on a 512 bit bus. Like Nvidia's new cards, it features 128 shaders and an 80nm architecture. The card will initially be going for 600 USD. A dual card christened the X2800XTX2 has also been announced, and is said to be running two 575MHz cores and a Gigabyte of GDDR4 at 2GHz. However, due to the nature of the design, the memory bus has been cut back to 256 bits, rather than 512, and it will only feature 96 shaders. A 512 Megabyte version of the single XTX running the same clocks will also be available for 550 USD.

The next card in line is the X2800XT. Unfortunately this card is slated to run GDDR3 and sports less impressive speeds. The core will run at 600 MHz, and the 512 MBs of memory at 1.8 GHz. It will also only run on a 256 bit bus, with 96 shaders. However, the card will sell for 500 USD, one hundred less than the flagship XTX.

Also unveiled was the X2800XL, listed at 400 USD with 512 Megabytes of GDDR3 and 96 shaders. And last but not least is the X2800GTO, selling for 300 USD and sporting 256MB of 256-bit GDDR3 with 96 shaders as well. All in all, its a formidable lineup, and hopefully one that will help to bring the price of DirectX 10 gameplay down to a reasonable level for most gamers.

Source: The INQ


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#2 Slimy

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Posted 14 February 2007 - 21:10

I'll wait for a better source to come around. I can't stand ATI's naming scheme. I just wish nvidia and ati could try to have similar names for similar gfx cards.

#3 NienorGT

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Posted 14 February 2007 - 21:19

http://forums.ocwork...5794#post405794 ...
nVIDIA is there also:
http://forums.ocwork...5860#post405860

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Posted 14 February 2007 - 21:20

All in all, its a formidable lineup, and hopefully one that will help to bring the price of DirectX 10 gameplay down to a reasonable level for most gamers.


Wow... apparently I must be cheap because 400USD for a starting price is hardly what I'd call reasonable. Thats 469.28 in canuckistan funds and with a 14% tax on top of that its 534.98. For the base model! Reasonable? I find that rediculous.

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Posted 14 February 2007 - 21:28

Wow... apparently I must be cheap because 400USD for a starting price is hardly what I'd call reasonable. Thats 469.28 in canuckistan funds and with a 14% tax on top of that its 534.98. For the base model! Reasonable? I find that rediculous.


Its the base model for the top line :p

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Posted 14 February 2007 - 21:44

Jeez that crushes my 7900GTX

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Posted 14 February 2007 - 21:51

i want one. but first i would need to upgrade my cpu/mobo/ram in order to get one and have it be useful.

#8 WelshBluebird

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Posted 14 February 2007 - 21:54

Only 256MB VRAM for the $300 model? And people think the 320MB 8800GTS doesn't have enough RAM for the future lol.

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 13:24

At least you won't have to pay UK prices, we pay whatever you pay in dollars in pounds which suck a$$ frankly. Man i can't believe how expensive graphics cards are getting, i could buy 2 x core2 duo 6600 for less than 1 graphics card.
madness

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 14:21

Great, now where's those benchmarks?

#11 WelshBluebird

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 16:45

At least you won't have to pay UK prices, we pay whatever you pay in dollars in pounds which suck a$$ frankly. Man i can't believe how expensive graphics cards are getting, i could buy 2 x core2 duo 6600 for less than 1 graphics card.
madness


its not that bad. It used to be that way (as an example, the PS3 was $300, but we payed £200), but really, since the euro, that has changed. E.g - the 320MB 8800GTS is $300, or £200.

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 16:56

I'll wait for a better source to come around. I can't stand ATI's naming scheme. I just wish nvidia and ati could try to have similar names for similar gfx cards.


Funny you say that because I'm the complete opposite I can't stand Nvidia's naming scheme, I love ATI's, its quite simple and easy to understand.

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 16:59

ill be getting one

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 00:47

Funny you say that because I'm the complete opposite I can't stand Nvidia's naming scheme, I love ATI's, its quite simple and easy to understand.

Same here. nVidia's naming scheme is hideous :x

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 01:03

Do you guys think a 550 W power supply can handle this 600 dollar monster?