The event held by ATi on September 30th to October3rd in Ibiza as an odd one, not only the place but the content as well. Above you can see how the two graphic cards work in a CrossFire-setup and how the signals are sent through the DVI-port to a special port on the CrossFire-card which sends the signal to the monitor. The X XT is another story. We will also go more in depth on the Xseries architecture and the new features it offers, but first we will take a closer look at the two other series ATi has launched based on the R5xx-architecture. The XT rides on the same basic board design as the XL, but with a larger dual-slot cooler. Because of the support for HyperMemory 2 is has declared three different versions of Radeon X, where two will be available already today:. Before we move on with the different cards ATi will launch, or has launched we want to explain the various names of the new cards.

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The memory bus has been reduced but running at 1.

Radeon X1000 series

The chips have 4 texture units4 ROPs x10000, 4 pixel shadersand 2 vertex shaderssimilar to the older X – X cards. Customize The Tech Report I expect that ATI’s board partners will discount somewhat from the list price, so the comparison seems apt.

Further up the ladder, we have the Radeon X XT. Merry Christmas from The Tech Report staff!

All I can tell you right now is what ATI has told me, so let me hit you with the actual slide from the actual ATI presentation, with actual dates.

The last two tests from our adventure in Ibiza is a classic in the form of D1000 Cry and a newcomer in the form of a demo, namely F.


The chip’s single “quad” has 3 pixel shader processors per pipeline, similar to the design of R’s 4 quads. Since we’ve only had a week and a half with the cards, we had to leave out the Radeon X Pro. ATI may need to put a beefier cooler on this one in order to keep fan speeds in check. Neutronbeam Zak, you know you can’t validate any of the above details without first throwing At the same time nVidia launched its SLI-technology which made it possible to connect two GeForce 6-graphic cards in the same system to get an almost twice as good theoretical performance.

In the driver releases since the introduction of the Radeon X Linux support we have seen the implementation of dynamic display management options, new product support, new X. When ATi launched Catalyst 5.

X can handle up to threads and then you should keep in mind that each thread can apply up to six shader instructions to up to four pixels. Before we move on with the Xseries we will walk you through what has happened at until the launch and the announcement of the R5xx-architecture.

Radeon R5xx Acceleration v. One of the big news with Radeon X1Xseries is as you probably already know the support for Shader Model 3.

ATI’s Radeon X series GPUs – The Tech Report – Page 16

The Radeon X XT. HDCP is mandatory for the output of certain audio formats, placing additional constraints on the multimedia x10000. ATi has support for 32 bits integer precision and 64 bits integer and floating point precision and combinations. For the X and Xseries you require special Master-cards, just as with the X8xx, to make a working CrossFire-system. The primary change between R and R is that ATI changed the pixel shader processor to texture processor ratio.


But if we look beyond this we can understand ATi.

There is actually a fifth stop, one that is significantly less complex, designed for the PCI Express interface and video input. Considering the cards will cost from 79 USD up to USD it is hard to imagine that the performance would be anything but mediocre.

Contrasting the X however, R’s shader units are vastly improved.

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The X and X series fixes several flaws in the X design and adds a significant pixel shading performance boost. But the first tests we have to offer will focus on Radeon X XT, which was the card we had for testing in Ibiza. When one of the shader quads becomes idle, due to a completion of a task or waiting for other data, the dispatch engine will assign the quad with another x10000 to do in the meantime, with the overall result being a greater utilization of the shader units, theoretically.

With Shader Model 3. Times have been tough and especially the last six months as nVidia launched its GeForce series.

The RV has a 3: ATi has gone from being a rather mediocre driver maker to being one of the leading brands when it comes just that. As it has reduced the ahi power with the Xseries by limiting the circuits to 4 pixel shaders it has chosen to use a simpler version of the memory controller than the two more expensive versions have.

R, however, differs with its central controller arbiter that connects to the “memory clients”.

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