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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><a href="http://www.cooltechzone.com/Special_Reports/Insider_Series/ATI_R600_Details_Revealed_200604102280/" target="_blank">http://www.cooltechzone.com/Special_..._200604102280/</a> and <a href="http://www.megagames.com/news/html/hardware/atir600specsrevealed.shtml" target="_blank">http://www.megagames.com/news/html/h...revealed.shtml</a><br><br><br>
(Insider Series) - After convincingly taking away the performance crown from NVIDIA, ATI seems to be on a roll. The R580 was a smashing hit, but the R600 seems to be even more stunning. If our sources are to be believed, then the specifications sheet for the R600 will look something like this:<br><br><ul><li>65nm</li>
<li>64 Shader pipelines (Vec4+Scalar)</li>
<li>32 TMU's</li>
<li>32 ROPs</li>
<li>128 Shader Operations per Cycle</li>
<li>800MHz Core</li>
<li>102.4 billion shader ops/sec</li>
<li>512GFLOPs for the shaders</li>
<li>2 Billion triangles/sec</li>
<li>25.6 Gpixels/Gtexels/sec</li>
<li>256-bit 512MB 1.8GHz GDDR4 Memory</li>
<li>57.6 GB/sec Bandwidth (at 1.8GHz)</li>
<li>WGF2.0 Unified Shader</li>
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">1. Unified shader architecture.<br><br>
2. 64 pixel/vertex shaders. Since ATI is incorporating an Unified shader architecture, these 64 shaders can be either all pixel, all vertex or a combination of both. In contrast, the R580 based X1900XTX had 48 pixel shaders.<br><br>
3. 80/65nm fabrication process, though ATI wouldn’t elaborate on the exact split as well as why they weren’t sticking to just a single fabrication process.<br><br>
4. There was also some passing mention of GDDR4. However, we could not confirm either way whether the R600 would come with GDDR4 onboard. Later variants of the architecture will definitely the updated DRAM standard.<br><br>
5. As for the clock speed, ATI said they weren’t really too concerned about raising the clock speed to particularly high levels, so we suspect the core clock may not be much higher than the current X1900s.<br><br>
6. It will obviously be Vista ready and (ATI claims) has been built from the ground up to support DX10.<br><br>
7. The R600 will also be the first practical implementation of ATI’s GPU concept. This is something we would be very interested in seeing because if this works as well as ATI claims, then apart from cutting down CPU load, it might put certain PhysX processor manufacturers out of business, simply because ATI cards would not need an additional card to do necessary computations for Physics. The onboard GPU will take care of it.<br><br>
8. The launch of the R600 is expected to be somewhere around Christmas this year.<br><br></td>
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With my birthday money, that = mine.<br><br><br>
...Mebbe.
 

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Nice post. Unfortunately, we have more to worry about than just the early release of G80. Since the AMD buyout of ATI, I dont think we will see the widespread adoption of crossfire/quad-core boards on the C2D architecture. You may claim that RD600 will pull most through, but I highly doubt that even RD600 will support the 2Ghz frontside bus that (yes, I know) the INQ touts here.<br><br>
I guess it will just be a decision as to whether you want to run 2 cards and get ultimate performance or run the fastest 1-card system (R600, most likely) on an Nvidia chipset.<br><br>
Boo, ATI, boo on your sale to AMD.<br><br>
(source: <a href="http://www.theinq.com/default.aspx?article=35245" target="_blank">http://www.theinq.com/default.aspx?article=35245</a>)
 

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Wahhh, I want pics <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Nice post. Unfortunately, we have more to worry about than just the early release of G80. Since the AMD buyout of ATI, I dont think we will see the widespread adoption of crossfire/quad-core boards on the C2D architecture. You may claim that RD600 will pull most through, but I highly doubt that even RD600 will support the 2Ghz frontside bus that (yes, I know) the INQ touts here. <br />
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I guess it will just be a decision as to whether you want to run 2 cards and get ultimate performance or run the fastest 1-card system (R600, most likely) on an Nvidia chipset.<br />
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Boo, ATI, boo on your sale to AMD.<br />
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(source: <a href="http://www.theinq.com/default.aspx?article=35245" target="_blank">http://www.theinq.com/default.aspx?article=35245</a>)</div>

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</div>From the above link....<br />
More opiniated BS rumiors! <br />
" Talking about Nvidia, the Kentsfield demo was this time based on SLI - no CrossFire to be seen, anymore."<br />
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Thats because the current lisence disallows chips sets that run that high of a bus speed. <br />
That in it self is no <b>PROOF</b> that AMD/ATI won't negotiate a new lisence with Intel. <br />
It's all about making money for both sides. <br />
Everyone that can make money will work with everyone.
 

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intel will sell the rights. get over it. its about money.
 

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So if this thing has half as many shaders....<br />
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0xAA: G80 wins?<br />
4xAA: R600 wins?<br />
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Hmm...I may have to switch to ATI; I love AA! <img src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)" class="inlineimg" />
 

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I'm excited to get my new X1900 GT and may make a more permanent switch to ATI if I'm impressed... This will mean I might get one of these once the mid-range ones come out <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin">
 

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If I am able to get the money I am going to buy that. That looks like a great card.
 

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Sorry to burst your bubble here sladesurfer, but this is old and quite outdated news concerning the R600's specifications.<br />
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Notice the CoolTechZone article has a timestamp of <b>April 10, 2006</b>.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">So if this thing has half as many shaders....<br />
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0xAA: G80 wins?<br />
4xAA: R600 wins?<br />
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Hmm...I may have to switch to ATI; I love AA! <img src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)" class="inlineimg" /></div>

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</div>How did you figure that out?
 

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Well lets see...the G80 doubles the amount of crap(unified shaders) over an R600 right? It's bound to have more raw performance. The R600 is said to have free 4xAA though, while any GeForce will instead take a beating, so...meh. Logical jump to a conclusion.
 

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When do we get 512-bit per core? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/mad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Mad"><br>
But, this looks promising.... mmmmm drool...<br>
What about the memory speed?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">It still can't beat the G80... -_-</div>

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</div> And it's your own personal extensive testing of these two yet-to-be-released cards that you received through your own personal inroads to nVidia and ATI that's led you to this enlightened conclusion?
 
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