ATI showing off Radeon X800, X600 and X300 at Computex

Posted on Tuesday, June 01 2004 @ 23:08 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
ATI today officially launched its Radeon X800, X600 and X300 graphics chips at the Computex exhibition in Taipei.
The RADEON X300 is the industry’s first graphics processor built using the advanced 110-nanometer silicon process from TSMC. This allows ATI to deliver a quad-pipe, DirectX 9 architecture with exceptional value and with excellent performance in today’s advanced DirectX 9 games – a first in the industry. The feature-rich architecture includes support for fast multisampling anti-aliasing, full-speed, full-precision shaders and delivers twice the performance of previous entry-level offerings.

Both the RADEON X600 and RADEON X800 are built using TSMC’s low k, 130-nanometer silicon process to deliver high-speed, high-performance visual processors for home or office use. Featuring advanced image quality and performance enhancing technologies originally found only in high-end VPUs, the RADEON X600 is perfect for the high-volume mainstream and performance segments of the market.

For enthusiasts and power users, the RADEON X800 enables high-definition gaming through its award-winning performance and exclusive features such as 3Dc™, ATI’s new image enhancement compression technology. 3Dc easily allows game developers to create better-looking games by using high-resolution normal maps. The RADEON X800’s highly parallel, scalable architecture, high-speed GDDR3 memory and high engine clock speeds makes the RADEON X800 products the fastest on the planet.

ATI’s RADEON X-series visual processors use a full, native 16-lane PCI Express bus interconnect to transfer data between the VPU and CPU in both directions simultaneously. They offer flexible support for multi-display configurations including VGA, DVI and TV out. The RADEON X-series of products are supported by ATI’s CATALYST suite of software which includes a unified display driver and Hydravision, ATI’s multi-display management software.

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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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