The Inq writes ATI is getting ready to launch the Radeon X1700 series.
ATI's 80 nanometre mainstream parts are almost certain to be named X1700, although we have no confirmation about the suffixes used for two different chips. We know that two RV570 based models are likely to be named X1700XL and X1700XT, while the RV560 will find itself in the X1700Pro range. Unless the company pulls out an X1500 moniker to differentiate the two - and it would be interesting to see X1500 outperforming X1600 by a mile. At the same time, X1300 will occupy the low-end, and the X1600 should slowly fade away to leave room for different clocked RV560/570 parts.