ATI knew this as well, they partly invented this game. That means you can clock the core faster, which was done quite insignificantly for this model but the increase is there. Nobody noticed it yet it’s there alright and now merged into the x and x series. When I received the x I immediately got a flashback to last year. Both of the Radeon X cards will use a single-slot cooler and require no external power plug at least on PCI Express versions.

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Like the R and R, the R has 16 pixel pipelines and six vertex shader engines. Nobody noticed it yet it’s there alright and now merged into the x and x series.

Once those few seconds passed, though, the blower never did get back up to that speed again, no matter what I did with the card. It started with their Edltion Pro series. Instead of dynamic clock gating and a big-ass fan, though, the R gets a bit of a die shrink courtesy of TSMC’s nm fab process.

About us Privacy policy Mailing list Mobile. The R will be aimed at the very top of the performance ranks. Bare in mind, originally the plan was to get them in stores before Christmas. The Radeon X Pro for example is such a product.

Only a few percent of the market is actually in that high-end range. With that being said, let’s start up this review beginning with a small overview of ATi’s new premium flagship; the Radeon x XT Platinum Edition! ATI says the R should use as little as half the power and produce half the heat of the R in “2D” desktop use.


Both of the Radeon X cards will use a single-slot cooler and require no external power plug at least on PCI Express versions. Merry Christmas from The Tech Report staff! Speaking as a journalist I have to admit that the so called optimizations made our job very hard as you cannot compare oranges with apples eh?

ATI is aiming to correct these availability problems and bring a little more performance to the X series with a pair of new graphics chips, code-named R and R Exciting times in the graphics industry you ask? Always have the fastest card, that’s what a graphics card manufacturer always has in the back of his head.

ATI’s Radeon X XT graphics cards – The Tech Report – Page 1

Graphics Previous page Next page. Like the R, the R is manufactured by TSMC on its low-k nm fab process, but the R and its supporting cast have been tweaked and tuned to reach higher clock speeds more easily and reliably.

Not because it sells to much, hell no. Uhm, well nothing except a newer 80nm fabrication process. Steam names the best-selling games of Neutronbeam Zak, you know you can’t validate any of the above details without first throwing And if you want to be the leader with the best reputation in the business you need to have a flagship that can beat the competition.

ATI Radeon X XT Platinum Edition Specs – CNET

Rbased Radeon X cards will get a much smaller cooler. They constantly were close but not close 256mmb. In intense 3D gaming and benchmarking sessions, even with relatively warm ambient temperatures, the X XT PE was generally quieter than a GeForce Ultra, which isn’t bad company to keep. ATI has endowed the R with a dynamic clock gating capability, a la the Pentium M, that allows the chip to deactivate parts rdition itself when they’re not being used.


In fact, we’ve benchmarked it against nearly every card we could find. The card features 36 Pixel Shaders units.

256 MB ATI Radeon X850 XT Platinum Edition Video Card

That 80nm process ensures cheaper production of the silicon and more importantly less heat and likely lower graphics core voltages. The first products based on these chips will be the Radeon X XT and X XT Platinum Edition, and we’ve had our grubby little hands on one of these cards long enough to benchmark it.

Let’s place the high-end product range in a table to be able to understand what is going on: The R, in turn, traces its roots to the R design used on the original Radeon See, years ago when I was writing reviews things were way more clear.