Sounds great but lacks vision. It is getting more confusing for the end-user; the consumer with an average knowledge of graphics cards will run into that question marker as there are so many friggin models you can choose from these days. Dell returns to the stock market after six years. We’ve changed, we promise. We delete comments that violate our policy , which we encourage you to read. It’s never been any different though, yet it is more and more difficult for us journalists to test these cards.

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It wasn’t too long ago that a rather big discussion in the industry that a image filtering technology called Trilinear filtering was optimized by NVIDIA with the help of a mixture of filtering technologies Brilinear.

256 MB ATI Radeon X850 XT Platinum Edition Video Card

No, not at all Great sound, but it’s trapped in Apple’s world. Uhm, well nothing except a newer 80nm fabrication process. With that being said, let’s start up this review beginning with a small overview of ATi’s new premium flagship; the Radeon x XT Platinum Edition!

ATI worked hard to finish up its new 80 nanometer products and despite a delay of all the 80 nanometer raeeon, it is finally ready in good quantities. Like the R, the R is manufactured by TSMC on its low-k nm fab process, but the R and its supporting cast have been tweaked and tuned to reach higher clock speeds more easily and reliably.


They constantly were close but not close enough. Gigantic-screen phone for a gigantic price. About us Privacy policy Mailing list Mobile. Graphics Previous page Next page. Customize The Tech Report Be respectful, ;latinum it civil and stay on topic.

For the R chip itself, the big change is in power management. Still, the other shoe has dropped.

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Nobody noticed it yet it’s there alright and now merged into the x and x series. Don’t show this again.

This change, like all the others to the R, is intended to bring higher clock speeds with less fuss, so that supply of Rbased cards might actually be able to keep up with demand. It started with their Radeon Pro series.

What’s new then you are asking? The R will be aimed at the very top of rafeon performance ranks. The cards’ performance is decent, and ATI’s market share numbers are up.

No Interruptions Day Shortbread. Instead of dynamic clock gating and a big-ass fan, though, the R gets a bit of a die shrink courtesy of TSMC’s nm fab process. All of them in the high-end range where one is ATI’s new flagship and where another is in the middle of that high-end range.


Let’s place the high-end product range in a table to be able to understand what is going on: Voldenuit It’s nice of Xx850 to fill in for Chuckula over the holidays. The R and R aren’t revolutionary by any means, but ATI has brought some notable changes to each of them. You had a low, mid and a high-range product to choose from.

ATI’s Radeon X850 XT graphics cards

Speaking as a journalist I have to admit that the so called optimizations made our job very hard as you cannot compare oranges with apples eh? See, years ago when I was writing reviews things were way more clear.

At boot time, that blower cranked up briefly to full speed, aurally evoking an Oreck XL. The Prologue Hey everyone, so last month ATi introduced a couple of new cards.

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The board design has been changed to improve power delivery to the graphics chip. Nvidia made a big deal about its cards’ support for the more advanced Shader 3. However, not all has been roses.