ATI have let a new cat out of the bag today, and my my what a ferocious one it appears to be. Make way for the new extreme performance X1900 series (based on the all-new R580 core), with the lineup comprising of an X1900XT, X1900XTX, and X1900 CrossFire edition.
The flagship XTX model puts the specs of the previous X1800 series to shame with its 48 pixel shader processors (3 times that of the X1800XT), a core running at 650MHz, and memory at a whopping 1.55GHz (all 512MBs of it).
ATI's all-official on the release of their latest weapon can be read here, and there's naturally stacks of coverage around the web via the below links.
- Hardware Zone
- PC Perspective
- Driver Heaven
- Hot Hardware
- Trusted Reviews
- Noticias3D (Translated)
- Tech Report
- Toms Hardware
MARKHAM, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 24, 2006-- Gamers and multimedia enthusiasts alike will be delighted by the launch and immediate availability of the Radeon® X1900 graphics processor from ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX:ATY)(NASDAQ:ATYT). With the most advanced and complete set of features, PCI Express® add-in-cards based on the Radeon X1900 GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) will, without question, be the cards of choice for gamers looking for the best performance and for multimedia enthusiasts looking for a high-performance, high-quality digital media experience.
The Radeon® X1900 XT and Radeon® X1900 XTX are must-have cards for gamers. They deliver the best performance, with three times the shader performance than the previous generation. The parallel architecture -- with 48 pixel shader processors -- generates rich, vibrant scenes, bringing games to life. Combined with the cards' high clock frequencies, the architecture is capable of more than half a TeraFLOP of shader computations. In real-life gaming that can mean games run up to 60 percent faster on the Radeon X1900 XTX than the nearest competing product.