In fact, we’ve benchmarked it against nearly every card we could find. Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s What’s new then you are asking? Merry Christmas from The Tech Report staff! Review Sections Review Specs. This change, like all the others to the R, is intended to bring higher clock speeds with less fuss, so that supply of Rbased cards might actually be able to keep up with demand. It’s never been any different though, yet it is more and more difficult for us journalists to test these cards.

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Voldenuit It’s nice of Krogoth to fill in for Chuckula over the holidays. Interestingly, at 1,x1, resolution, both cards turned in identical With that being said, let’s start up this review beginning with a small overview of ATi’s new premium flagship; the Radeon x XT Platinum Edition!

ATI’s Radeon X850 XT graphics cards

Bandersnatch is here to cap a twisted In intense 3D gaming and benchmarking sessions, even with relatively warm ambient temperatures, the X XT PE was generally quieter than a GeForce Ultra, which isn’t bad company to keep. It’s nice of Krogoth to fill in for Chuckula over the holidays. Dell returns to the stock market after six years. The R will platnum aimed at the very top of the performance ranks. ATI remained clear of such questionable “tricks” ATI has endowed the R with a dynamic clock gating capability, a la the Pentium M, that allows the chip to deactivate parts of itself when they’re not being used.


In fact, we’ve benchmarked it against nearly every card we could find. ATI knew this as well, they partly invented this game.

ATI’s New Radeon X850 and X800 Lines: A Smorgasbord of GPUs

Steam names the best-selling games of Nobody noticed it yet it’s there alright and now merged into the x and x series. Far Crywith the most recent patch, and Splinter Cell: Instead dadeon dynamic clock gating and a big-ass fan, though, the R gets a bit of a die shrink courtesy of TSMC’s nm fab process.

ATI has chosen a different chip substrate component in order to ease the quest for higher memory clock speeds. This process, combined with lower clock speeds, should allow Rbased cards to thrive with a relatively minimalist single-slot cooler. LG HU85L projector needs but two inches to cast a 90″ picture. Features, radeonn versus that pricetag equals performance and performance is what this game is all about.

Graphics Previous page Next page. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. Ayi sound, but it’s trapped in Apple’s world. We’ve changed, we promise. When I received the x I immediately got a flashback to last year.


ATI Radeon X XT Platinum Specs | TechPowerUp GPU Database

We’ve seen a plague of driver optimizations from manufacturers. All of them in the high-end range where one is ATI’s new flagship and where another is in the middle of that high-end range.

Don’t show this again. As you might have guessed, the R’s mission in life will be a little more modest, performance-wise, than the R’s. The Radeon X Pro for example is such a product. That means you can clock the core faster, which was done quite insignificantly for this model but the increase is there. Only a few percent of the market is actually in that high-end range.

Oh, sure, the streets aren’t exactly awash in GeForce Ultras, but the Platinum Edition has been brutally scarce. See, years ago when I was writing reviews things were way more clear.

For the R chip itself, the big change is in power management.