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Preview of the New OpenGL Chips - Radeon 8800 vs. Quadro4 750XGL

ATI FireGL 8800 With The RADEON 8800, Continued

Let's jump ahead and point out a second model, the FireGL 8700, which retails for $400. This cheap model sports the castrated version of the R200 chip and is intended for the low-end market.

The board comes furnished with a VGA connector for analog monitors and a DVI-I port. The latter (image on the left) gives you the option of connecting either a second analog monitor or a digital TFT.

The memory installed on the board is DDR SGRAM by Infineon, and the chips' access time has been specified at 3.3 nanoseconds. Thus the theoretical maximum bandwidth is 9,300 MB/s.