ATI Radeon R600

R600 The Card

ATI Radeon R600

Value and energy effeciency seems quite prominent in ATI's design & Marketing with the 2400 & 2600 cards, with them only requiring 25W & 45W respectively. As well as making a All-In-One solution for surround sound gaming & multimedia.ATI are well behind nVidia in terms of the release date, but the wait may be worthwhile.

There are a few physical differences with the card. Most noticably the addition of a 8-pin power header (you can use 2x6-pin connectors if your PSU does not have a new 8-pin connector). The cooler is quite similar to previous models with the heat exhaust style system, only with an added improvement of heatpipes. Another, not so prominent difference is that there actually seems to be 2 fan headers on the card.

The ATI Radeon™ HD 2900 unleashes the awesome power of DirectX® 10 for an immersive HD gaming experience

  • Powers today’s titles and introduces newtechnology for DirectX® 10 games
  • 320 unified stream processors
  • 512-bit memory
  • HDMI and 5.1 surround audio
  • CrossFire™ scalability
  • Delivers powerful graphics performance,improved stability, and an immersive HD gaming experience for Windows Vista™
  • Shader Model 4.0 Support
  • Up to 24x Custom Filter Anti-Aliasing (CFAA) for improved quality
  • Native CrossFire™ upgradeability makes it easy to scale up graphics performance
  • 700 million transistors

The 2900XT really looks a force to be reckoned with. I guess we will see in good time, stay tuned as I'm sure we will have more info available very soon.
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16-05-2007, 14:03:07

Great work mate. Nice and simple and easy to understand while getting the key points across

Hope everyone enjoys reading it Quote

16-05-2007, 15:00:09

Great article, cant wait for the review.


16-05-2007, 16:09:29

Good work on your first write up matey!

Once again I cannot wait for the view, equk.. are you doing the review too?Quote

16-05-2007, 16:32:16

No I'm doing that Quote

16-05-2007, 16:35:56

Originally Posted by name='Kempez'
No I'm doing that

Suprise suprise.. Kemp always gets his hands on the best stuff!

Good on ya mate!Quote

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