ATI PCI-Exs Its Range

ATI PCI-Exs Its Range

ATI has finalized details of its chip, formerly known as R423 and has proceeded to unveil its full PCI-Express lineup. Putting to rest recent doubts as to the nature of the PCI-Express feature of the new range, ATI has revealed that all chips use a full, native 16-lane PCI Express bus interconnect to transfer data between the VPU and CPU in both directions simultaneously.

The RADEON X800XT PCI-E will serve as the company's flagship board but is identical to its cousin, the regular X800XT, with one difference, PCI-E. As expected then, the card will clock at 525MHz core and 560MHz memory. According to the latest information from ATIs partners, the boards based on R423 are tested, wrapped, packed and ready to ship, as soon as system builders decide to get moving, something which is expected to happen at the tail-end of this month.

The full ATI PCI-E range, as announced includes:

The RADEON X300, the industry's first graphics processor built using the advanced 110-nanometer silicon process from TSMC. This allows ATI to deliver a quad-pipe, DirectX 9 architecture with exceptional value and with excellent performance in today's advanced DirectX 9 games - a first in the industry. The feature-rich architecture includes support for fast multisampling anti-aliasing, full-speed, full-precision shaders and delivers twice the performance of previous entry-level offerings.

Both the RADEON X600 and RADEON X800 are built using TSMC's low k, 130-nanometer silicon process to deliver high-speed, high-performance visual processors for home or office use. Featuring advanced image quality and performance enhancing technologies originally found only in high-end VPUs, the RADEON X600 is perfect for the high-volume mainstream and performance segments of the market.

For enthusiasts and power users, the RADEON X800 enables high-definition gaming through its award-winning performance and exclusive features such as 3Dc, ATI's new image enhancement compression technology. 3Dc easily allows game developers to create better-looking games by using high-resolution normal maps. The RADEON X800's highly parallel, scalable architecture, high-speed GDDR3 memory and high engine clock speeds makes the RADEON X800 products the fastest on the planet.