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ATI's X1950 Pro to cost $199

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August 21, 2006 4:55:52 PM

WE LEARNED that the upcoming X1950 PRO based on RV570 chip is going to be cheaper than expected. This card is expected in October and will end up with a juicy price of $199. Nvidia will price its Geforce 7900GS at the same price but Nvidia wants to fight RV560 with this card.

RV570 is a 256 bit memory interface card with 256 or 512MB memory working at 1100 MHz and engine that is suppose to run at a 600MHz or 650MHz core.

Nvidia will have the hard task to fight this one but as it didn’t announced anything it will always be able to make some slight changes in its roadmaps to fight this one

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August 21, 2006 5:01:37 PM

:D  Anything that cuts cost is wellcome
August 21, 2006 5:23:22 PM

Does that mean price cuts accross the board? I'd love a cheaper X1900XTX. :D 
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August 21, 2006 5:27:20 PM

So AMD's current business strategy of "Make 'em cheaper to compete" is spreading to ATi already?
August 21, 2006 5:34:42 PM

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So AMD's current business strategy of "Make 'em cheaper to compete" is spreading to ATi already?


Making products cheaper to gain market share is not just AMD strategy, it's an essential part of business, but the real question is that can they sustain a long term price cut.
August 21, 2006 5:36:32 PM

This seems too good to be true, this means that a X1900XTX would have to be even cheaper.
August 21, 2006 5:54:44 PM

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August 21, 2006 5:57:40 PM

I know, but this means ATI will also have to cut the price of X1900 by half.
August 21, 2006 5:58:05 PM

This news is a little late. HKEPC posted a similiar article last month.

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RV570 is a 256 bit memory interface card with 256 or 512MB memory working at 1100 MHz and engine that is suppose to run at a 600MHz or 650MHz core.


That memory speed is rather weak. HKEPC posted the memory speed closer to 1.4 Ghz.

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This seems too good to be true, this means that a X1900XTX would have to be even cheaper.

No. The X1950 Pro is an inferior card to the X1900XTX. It supposed to replace the X1900GT and compete with the 7900GT and 7900GS (when avail).
August 21, 2006 6:07:33 PM

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This seems too good to be true, this means that a X1900XTX would have to be even cheaper.


No, the 1900xtx is a vastly superior card.
August 21, 2006 6:12:28 PM

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The inquirer

Ha, thanks for pointing that out. Gotta love The Inquirer. Not that I'm saying they're always wrong. It's just that they're right sometimes because they publish anything they've heard, imagined, or heard that someone else imagined...so they're bound to be right occassionally :) 
August 21, 2006 6:15:52 PM

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The inquirer

Ha, thanks for pointing that out. Gotta love The Inquirer. Not that I'm saying they're always wrong. It's just that they're right sometimes because they publish anything they've heard, imagined, or heard that someone else imagined...so they're bound to be right occassionally :) 


:D  :D  :D 

il just wait till the card comes out, them we'll all know
August 21, 2006 6:16:43 PM

How much are they going to charge for the X1950XTX?
August 21, 2006 6:17:25 PM

Don't worry, just because it came from the Inquirer doesn't mean that I won't hope it'll actually happen :)  Because believe me, I'd loooove to see a $199 X1950 Pro.
August 21, 2006 6:28:05 PM

It's similiar to an X1900GT but with a slightly higher core speed and possibly higher memory speed. The good thing is that ATI isn't going to screw up this time like they did with the X1900GT by offering the X1950 Pro for around $200. Whereas the X1900GT started off at $300, making it a completely horrible value when an X1800XT practically owned it at $200.
August 21, 2006 6:37:47 PM

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He is the Kurt Russel charachter in the movie Big Trouble in Little China.

Jeff Burton is NASCAR
August 21, 2006 6:46:29 PM

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Jack Burton is NOT NASCAR.

He is the Kurt Russel charachter in the movie Big Trouble in Little China.

Jeff Burton is NASCAR

I know this. Chris Knight and Jack Burton are two of my favorite movie characters. The NASCAR comment is simply that...a comment on something I do not like.
August 21, 2006 7:00:25 PM

well $200 for a this generation card that is suposed to be like the 7900gt ... i am in love... maybe i will be able to get it like next july lol for like $150..... if only
August 21, 2006 7:01:25 PM

I think this might be my upgrade for my craptacular X1300 lol (well its not toooo bad) Its in my price range for a video card :) 

I do have to wonder about if its true or not though ???
August 21, 2006 7:02:00 PM

I'm more excited about the 256MB X1900XT, but that's just me. Anyone know how many pipelines/shaders the card will have??
August 22, 2006 8:38:28 AM

RV570 is a 256 bit memory interface card
August 22, 2006 8:36:29 PM

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WE LEARNED that the upcoming X1950 PRO based on RV570 chip is going to be cheaper than expected. This card is expected in October and will end up with a juicy price of $199. Nvidia will price its Geforce 7900GS at the same price but Nvidia wants to fight RV560 with this card.

RV570 is a 256 bit memory interface card with 256 or 512MB memory working at 1100 MHz and engine that is suppose to run at a 600MHz or 650MHz core.

Nvidia will have the hard task to fight this one but as it didn’t announced anything it will always be able to make some slight changes in its roadmaps to fight this one

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Why the heck would they be calling it an X1950 if it's an RV5xx chip, not an R5xx?

This, then, would be the illusive X1700XT that we've heard about long ago, but never heard anything since: this is one of the first DECENT mid-range parts, that isn't just a hacked-off high-end chip, from ATi since perhaps the Radeon 9600...

From what I've heard previously, it appears that the X1700 (I REFUSE to call it "X1950pro" right now) is similar in arcitecture to the X1900, but with a reduced number of processing elements; it may either be 8/8/24 (ROP/TMU/PSU) or it may actually be 12/12/36 at this point. Also, it appears that THIS will be ATi's first 80nm part; like usual, they lay out their new processes and designs with a mid-range part first, like how the X700 was their first 110nm part, and the X1600 was the first assymetrical TMU/PSU part.

As for 1100MHz memory sounding "weak," keep in mind that this is 256-bit memory we're talking here; that means it utterly pulverizes the 1400MHz memory used in the GeForce 7600GT and Radeon X1600XT, and is close to the 1200MHz memory of the 7900GT.

This isn't a flagship card, folks; it's ATi finally getting a dedicated "sweet spot" card out to market. About time, as it's been around 3 years since they last did this; since then, nVidia's GeForce 6600GT and 7600GT cards have dominated this segment.
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