New ATI Products Confirmed: The X Series Line-upby Derek Wilson on June 1, 2004 6:00 AM EST
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IntroductionToday, ATI is announcing quite a few new products. Unfortunately, we don't have any numbers to bring to the table today, but there are some very interesting developments in both desktop and mobile. Much of what we see finalized today had been rumored for a while, so this article is more of a confirmation of those suspicions and a summary of what we can expect to see coming to the market from ATI.
Some of the details won't be known until closer to product availability, but most of the information is fairly straight forward. ATI is introducing three new desktop parts and one new mobile part. In addition to their new GPUs, they are announcing the introduction of a reference design for a modular PCI Express graphics platform.
The most exciting news that we have is about the low end and mobile Radeon X-series parts. The new high end desktop series that ATI is releasing will be the R423 based PCI Express Radeon X800 line, and the new mid-range cards will be RV380 (which is basically a PCI Express version of RV360 and the 9600).
Before we get to the table listing all the specifications for each new ATI part that is launched today, let's take a closer look at the newest kids on the block.