ATI R520 Details and Images - Update

ATI plans to introduce three varieties of its R520 core, when it's released next month. We now also have the official names for these cards and ATI has surprised by not going for the anticipated 900 number. Apparently during a brainstorming session the marketing think-tank responsible for naming cards, decided that 1800 is twice the figure that 900 is and therefore better suited to describe the new ATI product.

The top variety (X1800XT), as reported earlier, will have a core running at 600 MHz and memory at 1400MHz and will feature 16 pipelines but its availability will be restricted early on.

The PRO version (X1800PRO) of the core will feature a 550MHz core and 1250MHz memory, also with 16 pipelines, while the budget version will be the (X1800XL) which will have a 500MHz core and memory running at 1000MHz but will also have 16 pipelines making it a rather attractive budget option.

Considering that the PRO and XL versions are expected to be widely available, it seems that ATI has shown a preference for the cards that are expected to sell well and we have to admit that both the PRO and XL (provided their prices are reasonable) sound like good boards.

Finally a website claims to have the first images of the R520 cards, one of which you can see to your right. Follow the download tab above to view the rest of the images.

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ATI R520 Details and Images - Update

who is telling the truth???Anandtech, Hardocp, Guru3d and Megagames all have different spec's and ideas of what this ATI card will be.Megagames believe that these spec's belong to the RV520 (ATI flag ship) while Anandtech says it is for ATI's mid level RV530. who is right?all i do know is that this card will be out by the end of this month and then we will know if this will be a RV520 (code name x1800) or the RV530 (code name x1600).

ATI R520 Details and Images - Update

Anonymous at 15:21, you must be on crack. PCI-e have that too. Look at the damn connector.Anonymous at 15:42, there are plans for a 16, 24, and 32 pipeline card. The 24 and 32 and having problems because they cant build enough.Anonymous at 14:29, the 600/1400 are for the highest end card, the r580. Go to Guru, the forums are great.

ATI R520 Details and Images - Update

Akward design.. and that hook really does resemble agp 8x. I saved the pic and took a closer look. the f**kin things crooked, color distortions on the "pins" on the left of the picture. the pin line up on the board itself for "pci express" are f**kin crooked and in shambles. the parts look super imposed, they dont even seem to grip the board like at all. this pic looks in my opinion thuroughly fake.

ATI R520 Details and Images - Update

it better kill the xbox360's GPU or else why are we paying twice the xbox360's price for the card?????? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ??

ATI R520 Details and Images - Update

ill wait for benchmarks then decide between 7800 and r520.im not stupid like some of you and just buy a card simply because its made by nvidia/ati. I really dont see why people like 'Anonymous at 1:38 9/9/2005' dont seem to realise this - having already decided that the 7800 is better without even seeing what ati has.Just so you look a fool i hope the ati card beats the hell out of the 7800

ATI R520 Details and Images - Update

Anonymousat 2:9 9/9/2005the r520 is not the x360's graphic chip not will it match the performance. X360 will be matched next year by the r600 or so.This crappy card(r520), yes i said CRAPPY, should've been out long ago, ATI had to hold it back else they'd release the next one(r600) too soon and beat the x360 months after the release. f**k MS and ATI for playing their game

ATI R520 Details and Images - Update

first of allAnonymous = talktive like a b***hsecondhow the hell do u think that they can made the 24/32 pipelines that easy !!u need material that allow u to have those abilities and stuff !and even if they made it !! i think they would need a new Motherbords or remade the Bus Speed to 1024 ! and by that time ur askin about the minimum ram for the PC gonna be 256 if not 512 !!so it's too earily to release such a technology

ATI R520 Details and Images - Update

Ati is way further ahead than nvidia. In the xbox360, they already finished a gpu which is almost a whole generation ahead of anything nvidia is gonna have. The only reason ati has not released their such advanced cards is because damn MS paid them off to not release it...

ATI R520 Details and Images - Update

Anonymous at 2:9 9/9/2005: Don't worry about xb360 and the "next-gen" consoles. They'll still be 2nd grade to top-end pc games. Its either MS is lying their ass off about real console specs or they're ready to lose lots of money on the console. Don't forget that they still lose money on xb even though its thoroughly outdated.Speaking of ATI, I have their x850xt and its awesome. I used to be an nVidia fan but returned my 6800u and got x850xt, it was cheaper, runs quieter and performs better. Can't go wrong with that I guess. The nVidia/ATI haters need to check their facts and try other cards first hand before starting that ignorant b***h best.

ATI R520 Details and Images - Update

I find that Nvidia holds firmly on the low end cheap ass card market over ATI. Providing 60 dollar cards that are actually smokin ATI's similiar solutions. now I believe right now ATI holds the mid end market. those who want power but dont wanna spend 2 much. and Nvidia just popped out with that 7800 bad boy and they currently hold the high end market. notice how like every f**kin 7800 was sold out weeks before arrival.. zip, new, monarch, all gone. anyway I'm babbling and its literally 5am. I currently own a Gigabyte 6600 256Mb Turboforce edition with 520.650 timings with logisys's copper vantec owning solution.(same f**kin thing as the 5 but cheaper). I currently hold the highest pcmark04 for my system setup(brags). My card also has a score 1000 higher on 3dmark 5 over a x700 pro. w/e night

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Nvidia vs Ati I'll go for none they are both inferior products to what I beleive will be a new video card released to the public with 24 pipelines 1gb of ram, 2024 mhz speed, a crapload of tweaks... shader 6.0, directx NEXT(10) and probrably will need three power connectors to the damn thing...like a 800 watt power supply, and minimum of a p4 4.6ghz(800mzh fsb) or fx-62 6000mzh fsb processor... well one things for sure intel SUCKS!!!

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guy below meare u a dumbass? literally? what do u think that nobody is allowed to help? the US helps other countries all the times with support and supplies, so getting help from those countries is nothing special. This is in no way showing we have a weak and stupid government u dumbass

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In all seriousness, I used your post along with others in a class to show the ignorance of today's youth. Dead serious. I got a good grade from your stupidity. You really think America is still the best? 75% of the products America uses are made overseas. You know that half the world's water consumption is cattle that is used for meat...90% of which goes to the US? The US has been sitting on its fat ass while other countries pull ahead.

ATI R520 Details and Images - Update

America is a bunch of ignorant people living with money and oportunites that they take for granted. China has been pulling ahead of America in engineering. We have a terrible literacy rate, even being the country with the most public schools in the world. Japan has surpassed our GNP relatively recently. America is going to the dumps. Americans have hated their own presidents for decades. We've got record breaking gas prices every day. Need I say more? I don't prefer ATI or NVidia, I prefer good cards that do what I want them to.

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