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ATi Radeon256 Preview

Introduction

ATi has just released details on their upcoming Rage6 based board called the Radeon256 and it has to be one of the most exciting times for a consumer right now as the graphics scene on the desktop is one of the hottest areas in the industry. With NVIDIA taking the lead in the 3D performance arena and 3dfx lagging behind, other competitors decided to get into gear and put together their best efforts to become the market leaders in leading-edge 3D technology. One such company is ATi, currently the largest 3D graphics supplier to the world. This Radeon256 should make its way onto shelves sometime in May and will be competing with the likes of NVIDIA's GeForce, GeForce2GTS and 3dfx's VSA-100 series (Voodoo 4-5). Only the specifications and technical details were released at this time but no hardware, so performance comparisons will have to be on hold for another month as we wait for the board to be shipped later next month. In this article we'll take a peek at what ATi has up its sleeve as well as the upcoming competing products from 3dfx, Bitboys, Matrox, NVIDIA, and S3.