The ATI reference boards seeded to hardware reviewers and clocked at 520MHz
VPU and 560MHz memory will be called the XT Platinum. The line up for the R420
launch tomorrow will run from 12x pipeline Radeon X800PRO to 16x pipeline Radeon
X800XT Platinum. Radeon X800XT Platinum is quicker overall and by some margin,
than the initial Nvidia GeForce 6800 Ultra reference boards that have been
reviewed.

Radeon X800 Platinum : 525 MHz core clock, 1120 MHz GDDR3, 16 pixel
pipelines, US$ 499
Radeon X800 Pro : 475 MHz core clock, 900 MHz GDDR, 12 pixel pipelines, US$ 399

Ed’s Comments : According to our sources, ASUS AX800 Pro (X800 Pro)
retail cards will be released within the next three weeks and might be a little
bit earlier than V9999 Ultra Deluxe (GeForce 6800) cards.

The ATI reference boards seeded to hardware reviewers and clocked at 520MHz
VPU and 560MHz memory will be called the XT Platinum. The line up for the R420
launch tomorrow will run from 12x pipeline Radeon X800PRO to 16x pipeline Radeon
X800XT Platinum. Radeon X800XT Platinum is quicker overall and by some margin,
than the initial Nvidia GeForce 6800 Ultra reference boards that have been
reviewed.

Radeon X800 Platinum : 525 MHz core clock, 1120 MHz GDDR3, 16 pixel
pipelines, US$ 499
Radeon X800 Pro : 475 MHz core clock, 900 MHz GDDR, 12 pixel pipelines, US$ 399

Ed’s Comments : According to our sources, ASUS AX800 Pro (X800 Pro)
retail cards will be released within the next three weeks and might be a little
bit earlier than V9999 Ultra Deluxe (GeForce 6800) cards.