ATI to launch Radeon X1900 GT

Posted on Tuesday, April 11 2006 @ 17:48 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
According to internal documents, ATI is planning to release a single-slot Radeon X1900 GT. This cut-down Radeon X1900 XTX features 36 pixel shaders and will compete with NVIDIA's GeForce 7900 GT in performance and price.

This card will be CrossFire compatible with an external cable connection to a Radeon X1900 512MB CrossFire Edition graphics card.

The Radeon X1900GT features a 575MHz core and 256MB 1.2GHz memory.
Current GeForce 7900GT cards retail for just over $300. Vendors tell us pricing has not been officially announced, but that every sign seems to indicate that the X1900 GT will show up priced at or below that $300 magic mark. Since the Radeon X1900 GT is based on the R580 ASIC, there is already talk that an "unlock" might be in the works to convert an X1900 GT into a full blown X1900 XT. Coupled with good heat sink solutions, and ATI's new stance on overclocking, the Radeon X1900 GT might be the next killer card this summer.
More details can be read over at DailyTech.

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