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3Digest: January 2006
ATI RADEON X700 PRO 256MB GDDR3 (425/860 MHz)

This GPU is presented by Gigabyte RADEON X700 PRO 256MB GDDR3 (425/860 MHz) PCI-Express card.


  • ATI RADEON X700 XT(!) GPU, 425 MHz clock rate (8 pixel and 6 vertex pipelines);
  • Samsung memory chips. 2.0 ns indicate 500 (1000) MHz, but the memory operates at 430 (860) MHz. 128-bit bus;
  • Peak fill rate in the multitexturing mode is 3400 megapixels/sec and 3400 megatexels/sec.

Theoretical and analytical videocard reviews, containing functional analysis of ATI graphics cards

By the end of the month the product costs $160-180, supports DirectX 9.0c (shaders 2.0b).

This novelty was first tested in September 2004. It's designed for middle-end segment and now has only PCI-E interface.

This $170 product is rather successful. It outperforms High-End cards of the previous generation. Competes with GeForce 6600. With the release of X800GT its price will decrease to $120.

PCI-E x16. 256MB GDDR3 SDRAM in 8 Samsung chips.

On January 15, 2006 the latest drivers from ATI were CATALYST 5.13beta, 6.1 for Windows XP.

Andrey Vorobiev (Anvakams@ixbt.com)

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