AMD RV610 is 128-bit

Posted on Thursday, Apr 26 2007 @ 00:30 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Some info about the Radeon HD 2600 XT and PRO has been leaked. It appears that both cards use a 128-bit memory interface, just like the GeForce 8600 GTS and GT they are supposed to go after.

Another upcoming card from ATI is the RV610LE, this one will only have a 64-bit memory interface. This is a quite cheap card and it's very popular among OEMs.
ATI tried to keep this fact from the public eye for a while but what can you do if you want DirectX 10 below $70 with Shader model 4.0 and some cool video processing you will have to live with 64 bit memory. It saves AMD a few bucks per card as the Build of Material popularly known as BOM is smaller for the 64 bit memory card.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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