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Massa
11-22-04, 06:46 PM
ATI X850 details and pictures revealed

Exciting graphics announcements o' the week


By Fuad Abazovic (fudo@theinquirer.net): Monday 22 November 2004, 09:18


BEFORE ATI briefs the press tomorrow under non disclosure agreement, and in Munich, we'd like to share all we know about the R480, Radeon X850 series of cards. This is what these cards will look like and there will be three. As we said before, it's a dual slot cooling thing as the card is still 130 nanometres, but with better optimised aarchitecture.

The X850 generation of cards comes from optimised R423 silicon powered with additional power management features. Donít forget ATI is using new cooler and thermal throttling marchitecture. See this below.
http://www.theinquirer.net/images/articles/X850.jpg


Read the rest at:


http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=19813


Looks interesting, here's hoping they are readily available.

Subsane
11-22-04, 07:15 PM
Here's hoping it doesn't cost as much as a small country...

Joel
11-22-04, 07:22 PM
Here's hoping it doesn't cost as much as a small country...
:nod:

I'm still waiting for a freaking socket-a pcie mobo.

Massa
11-22-04, 08:30 PM
That will not happen I don't think. Socket-A CPU's never reached speeds where they would warrant PCI-E. I think socket 654 at minumum will see PCI-E.. however socket A is going the way of the dinosaur except for budget (sempron) systems.

Joel
11-22-04, 09:15 PM
That will not happen I don't think. Socket-A CPU's never reached speeds where they would warrant PCI-E. I think socket 654 at minumum will see PCI-E.. however socket A is going the way of the dinosaur except for budget (sempron) systems.
It's simply that there are a large margine of people with Socket-A that would surely enjoy a new generation PCIE card.

Unless, of course, AMD would rather you switch to a whole new mobo/CPU than just mobo.

YeOldeStonecat
11-23-04, 05:24 AM
:rotfl:

Not too long ago everyone was making fun of the oversized hairdryer that nVidia had....so fat it needed 2x slots.

Hmmmmmm.......

Kyle
11-23-04, 11:51 AM
This is why I held off on the X800. :thumb:

brembo
11-23-04, 11:57 AM
Here's hoping it doesn't cost as much as a small country...
Put the crack pipe down man! :D Of course these will be outrageous priced noise-makers. People were fighting to pay 500 bucks for the x800PEs, and these jobbies look to be even faster.

I'd LOVE to know the markup percentage for ATI, and then the retailer for these things, has to be in the 200-300% range.