3Digest: February 2006
ATI RADEON X700 256MB (400/700 MHz)
This GPU is presented by Gigabyte RADEON X700 256MB GDDR3 (400/700 MHz) PCI-Express card.
- ATI RADEON X700 GPU, 400 MHz clock rate;
- Pixel pipelines: 8
- Vertex pipelines: 6
- Texture processors: 8
- ROPs: 8
- Samsung memory chips. 2.0 ns indicate 500 (1000) MHz, but the memory operates at 350 (700) MHz. 128-bit bus;
- Peak fill rate in the multitexturing mode is 3200 megapixels/sec and 3200 megatexels/sec.
Theoretical and analytical videocard reviews, containing functional analysis of ATI graphics cards
By the end of the month the product costs $100-120, supports DirectX 9.0c (Shaders 2.0b).
This card was first tested in September 2004. A Mid-End or even a Low-End graphics card.
This $110 product is rather successful. It outperforms Middle-End and even some High-End cards of the previous generation. Competes with GeForce 6600 (6600LE).
PCI-E x16. 256MB GDDR3 SDRAM in 8 Samsung chips.
On February 15, 2006 the latest drivers from ATI were CATALYST 6.2 for Windows XP.