Com, May 4, As a fabrication process matures, it is often possible to find ways to do things better, more efficiently, and with fewer defects in the final silicon. UVD 7 [1] [d]. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. R was unable to reach high clock speeds, having been designed to reduce the cost per GPU, creating a need for new top-of-the-line core.

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The “R”-based X line was available in 3 forms: The chip came equipped with over double the pixel and vertex pushing resources compared to the Radeon XT’s R a minor evolution of the Rwith 16 DirectX 9.

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The new high-end R4x0-generation arrived with the X series, equipped with various core tweaks for slightly higher performance than rdeon “R”-based X series. It wasn’t available at launch, and we may never see it if the cards we look at today make it out the door.

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ATI Technologies products Video cards. Another notable addition to the core was a new kind of normal map compression, dubbed ” 3Dc “. But it is still fall, and, still on schedule, ATI’s fall refresh part is here.

Log in Don’t have an account? Maintaining the 6 month product cycle has been quite struggle over the past few years, and seems to have stretched into something more like 7 or 8 months.

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In addition to the fact that the R will be a high performance part, it will also be packed on two slot cards. If the fan has to spin all the way up, you may get the feeling you’ve got a Civic with an aftermarket exhaust racing around in your box. ATI isn’t able to push the R chips at clock speeds that rival the R, but this matches well with cooler running, lower clocked 16 and 12 pixel pipe solutions which is exactly what ATI is offering with R based cards.

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R was unable to reach high clock speeds, being mainly designed to reduce the cost per GPU, and so a new top-of-the-line core was still needed. However, in games which this performance level could be maintained, Temporal AA was a nice addition to ATI’s excellent anti-aliasing options. Retrieved from ” https: The card more than surpassed the GT with performance similar to that of the GeForce 6 Relevant discussion may be found on the talk page.

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These are the types of process enhancements that go radeoon most of the time at any given fab. ATI showcased many of their chip’s new features in the promotional real-time demo called, Ruby: There is absolutely no architectural difference between these new chips and the original R on which they are based.

That being said, they are both, in fact, different chips radoen their predecessor. We can’t say enough about how important it is to make product available as close to a launch as possible. An X XT was planned for production, and reviewed by various hardware web sites, but was never released.


If owning a single slot solution is a deciding factor, the R will fulfill that niche. That’ll make the other gpu companies scramble. Com, October 20, Generally, as the process gets better, yield improves, costs go down, and profits go up.

But that’s enough about the chips; let’s take a look at what we can expect to see in the way of actual products equipped with these new improved GPUs. Just so you get x80 idea of what it sounds like, we’ve provided an mp3 of our X XT PE testbed starting up.

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As all parties involved have had some practice with this part for a while, we would have been happier if ATI atk gotten on the ball and had product on shelves today, if they do ship next week, they won’t be in bad shape. Driver support of this core was discontinued as of Catalyst 9.

This page was last edited on 14 Octoberat The R is radwon higher end part in this case. R was unable to reach high clock speeds, having been designed to reduce the cost per GPU, creating a need for new top-of-the-line core. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.