The earliest Radeon X series cards were based on the R core. But I doubt that’ll happen any time soon since they’re all just riding high on the hog right now This magical fact is made possible through the wonders of process enhancements. Com, October 20, 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.

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Our case and point is the X XT.

Retrieved 23 March The “R”-based X line was available in 3 forms: ATI Technologies products Video cards. As a fabrication process matures, it is often possible to find ways to do things rsdeon, more efficiently, and with fewer defects in the final silicon.

The R is fabbed on the nm process rather than the nm low-k process.

The chip was designed for AGP graphics cards. The new high-end R4x0-generation arrived with the X series, equipped radfon various core tweaks for slightly higher performance than the “R”-based X 8×00.

The sound level of the fan at the end of the MP3 is the loudest it ever got for us during our testing, but once again we were testing in an open air environment and not in a closed potentially quite warm case.

Radeon X Series – Wikipedia

Relevant discussion may be found on the talk page. Retrieved atu ” https: If owning a single slot solution is a deciding factor, the R will fulfill that niche. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Com, December 1,retrieved January 17, 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 Radeon X800

Apparently by reducing tile sizes, ATI was able to optimize for different triangle sizes. Archived copy as title Pages using deprecated image syntax. 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 xti with R based cards. ATI showcased many of their chip’s new features in the promotional real-time demo called, Ruby: We can’t say enough about how important it is to make product available as close to a launch as possible.

Retrieved from ” https: Unfortunately, we couldn’t get ATI to go into any more detail on exactly what “substrate enhancements” were made, but shorter trace lengths translates to the possibility of higher stable memory clock speeds for ATI cards using the enhanced R chip.

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. We’ll have to wait and see what happens this spring before we can really see if the industry is going to start relaxing the product cycle a little, or if this last round was just a little more intense for both ATI and NVIDIA.

RV used a layout consisting of 8 pixel pipelines connected to 4 ROPs similar to GeForce 6 while maintaining the 6 vertex shaders of X But I doubt that’ll happen any time soon since they’re all just riding high on the hog radwon now Current technologies and software.


ATI Radeon X XL Specs – CNET

Note, ATI’s “Temporal AA” was actually a temporal dithering filter for spatial AA, not de facto temporal anti-aliasing which must involve a controlled blending of the temporal subsamples from consecutive screens. The card rradeon the GT with performance similar to that of the GeForce ATI would go on produce a card in the X series to compete instead.

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

HDCP is mandatory for the output of certain audio formats, placing additional constraints on the multimedia setup. An X XT was planned for production, and reviewed radeln various hardware web sites, but was never released.

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. Software making heavy use rdeon normal mapping could gain a significant speed boost from the savings in fillrate and bandwidth by using 3Dc.

C800ATI had a large number of dies that “worked” but not well enough to be used on the X or X series cards.