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ATI Goes 512MB - How much is enough?

| Posted: May 5, 2005 2:24 am

ATI have given us the heads up today of their new graphics cards which sport a whopping 512MB of video memory. Cards on offer with 512MB are currently limited to the X800 XL variants however; not that this is a bad thing, quite the contrary in that cost is kept within a reasonable margin irrespective of an already awesome performing GPU, just a weee shy of it's big X850XT brother.


Worth the $150 premium over its original 256mb counterpart? I'll let you guys be the judge and take a look at the mass of reviews to have come flooding in soon after ATI's official announcement came to be.


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- Beyond3D
- Bit-Tech
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- PCPerspective
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- Tech Report


MARKHAM, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 4, 2005-- ATI Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:ATYT)(TSX:ATY) today launched its powerful new RadeonĀ® X800 XL 512 MB graphics card, allowing gamers to run today's top games at the highest image quality settings possible, at very high speeds, delivering an amazing gaming experience. Further, the introduction of 512MB graphics cards allows game developers to raise the visual quality bar for their next-generation games currently in development.


The Radeon X800 XL 512MB is currently being used by today's top developers including BioWare; Crytek; Digital Extremes; Funcom; Gas Powered Games; Grin; id Software, inc; Juice Games; Lionhead; NCsoft; Remedy and Valve. Hungry for new advanced platforms to drive development, industry pioneers are already praising ATI's advancements powering the shift to High Definition gaming.


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