The Radeon X1000 series will be introduced next week, featuring the X1800, X1600 and X1300 graphic cards. We take an exclusive first look at the new architecture and these new graphic cards, including pictures, pricing and availability.
The X1000 series starts off with the top-of-the-line Radeon X1800 XT and has the low-end X1300 closing the ranks. ATI has put all their engineering effort towards a new graphics accelerator architecture based on the 90-nm process. Key features include SM3.0 support, a 512-bit ring bus memory controller and support for their recently introduced Avivo platform. In these next few paragraphs we’ll be giving you an exclusive first look at what ATI will be introducing next week.