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http://theinquirer.net/?article=28339
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"The new Radeon X1600 XT also features 256-bit ring-bus memory controller and support for up to 512 MB of RAM."
Looks like ATI was smart enought to fix the 128bit bus. Too bad they didnt do that to begin with...
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Looks like ATI was smart enought to fix the 128bit bus. Too bad they didnt do that to begin with...

That is awesome. Too bad I just got my GTO2 .
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Looks like ATI was smart enought to fix the 128bit bus. Too bad they didnt do that to begin with...
that was the only thing holding me back from buying an x1600...once they go to the 256-bit i will be getting one.
    
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Its still not going to help the fact that the X1600's core is below what it should be.. Its like they sacrificed speed for SM 3.0.... And I would expect a premium for these 256-bit cards.
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Jori clock speeds dont matter. The X1800XL has slower clocks than the X850XTPE and it still beats it by quite a bit...and they both have the same number of pipes.

Edit: And I dont think ATI will charge a premium for it...they want it to compete with the 6800GT/GS.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by J3r3my
Jori clock speeds dont matter. The X1800XL has slower clocks than the X850XTPE and it still beats it by quite a bit...and they both have the same number of pipes.

Edit: And I dont think ATI will charge a premium for it...they want it to compete with the 6800GT/GS.
yupper, HOPEFULLY it will be the same price as the current x1600xt's, or even lower by time they come out
    
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Jori clock speeds dont matter. The X1800XL has slower clocks than the X850XTPE and it still beats it by quite a bit...and they both have the same number of pipes.

Edit: And I dont think ATI will charge a premium for it...they want it to compete with the 6800GT/GS.
Hahaha.. You think I was talking about clock speed? I was talking about it being weaker than it should in architecture, not clock speed. It just doesnt really compare to well to similar Nvidia cards and similar older ATI cards.
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Hahaha.. You think I was talking about clock speed? I was talking about it being weaker than it should in architecture, not clock speed. It just doesnt really compare to well to similar Nvidia cards and similar older ATI cards.
Im pretty sure it has to do with the memory bandwidth. Just like how my 9600XT will beat a 128bit 9800SE but a 256bit 9800SE will beat my card.
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Im pretty sure it has to do with the memory bandwidth. Just like how my 9600XT will beat a 128bit 9800SE but a 256bit 9800SE will beat my card.
Well, it might be. But i'd expect a premium for the fancy smancy ring bus; it has to be more to manufactor than a 128-bit bus.
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Well, it might be. But i'd expect a premium for the fancy smancy ring bus; it has to be more to manufactor than a 128-bit bus.
Cards like the X800GT have a 256bit bus and the GT only costs about $140.
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