ATI has placed an additional order for 1,400 wafer starts at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to manufacture its Radeon 9800-series graphics chips, built using a 0.15-micron process, the sources stated.Source: DigiTimes
With the additional order, ATI will be able to deliver about 70,000 Radeon 9800 chips in November. Radeon 9800 graphics cards will target the US$170-200 sub-segment, the sources noted.
Nvidia plans to market a low-priced version of its GeForce FX5900-series graphics chip supporting AGP8X in the fourth quarter, according to the sources.
Doom 3 raises AGP 8x graphics card demand
Posted on Wednesday, Sep 22 2004 @ 12:32 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
People in the graphics card channel declared that Doom III helped to increase the demand for high-end AGP 8x graphics cards and has pushed both ATI and NVIDIA to ramp up production of AGP8X models.