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First Products On ATI's 80nm GPU: Release Dates, Pricing, Photos

The sources state that first products based on ATI's 80nm GPUs will go on sale on Octobe 17 this year. Already now most vendors have final design of Radeon X1950 Pro and Radeon X1650 XT cards ready.

The RV570 GPU (produced by TSMC), the heart of Radeon X1950 Pro, will feature 12 pipelines with 36 pixel processors and 580MHz/1.4GHz clock rates. Cards will have 256-bit GDDR3 memory. Retail prices for Radeon X1950 Pro are expected to range from $199 to $249, competing with NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS.

The RV560 GPU that will be used in Radeon X1650 XT is a kind of "two thirds" of RV570: 12 pipelies, 24 pixel processors at 600MHz/1.4GHz. The memory bus though will be only 128-bit. Ready solutions are expected to cost $169 to $199.

Since NVIDIA doesn't have a direct competitor to Radeon X1650 XT at the moment, the closest would be a bit cheaper GeForce 7600 GT. Source: HKEPC, The Register

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