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R500 to be ready at end of Q1 2005

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September 29, 2004 4:47:20 PM

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September 29, 2004 9:11:02 PM

Yeah but remember that's the R500, not the R520, so the desktop solution may be here before or after. Initial press said the R520/FUDO would be here in SPring of 2005. So the question is whether this is Calendar Q1 or ATI's financial Q1, which is coming to an end pretty soo actually.


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September 29, 2004 9:29:48 PM

How much of an evolution is R500 over R400 cards? Will the desktop cards have SM3.0 or SM4.0 support?

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September 29, 2004 11:14:53 PM

It will not have SM4.0...as for similarities to R420--I don't work for ATi so I don't know (and if I did, I probably couldn't tell you). But from the sounds of the R500, R520 will not be terribly similar to R420.

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September 30, 2004 3:30:50 AM

Interesting, in theory 6 times faster than Radeon 9800 XT (and that's using it in a dedicated console environment, which usually yeilds higher graphical performance than on a PC), which would mean that the X800XT PE, being roughly twice more powerful than the 9800XT, is also three times weaker than the R520 if not even more (considering the R500 will likely be weaker than the desktop R520), according to the Inq. And yet I can't find anything to debate against that. X-Box games DO run at 60FPS, and they did claim 10FPS with R9800XT in X-Box 2 games (prolly unoptimized, hopefully), so you can imagine a real 60FPS target on X-Box 2 and how much the card has to offer to get there.

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