ATi X800GT Is 6600GT Killer

HIS X800GT s ATi X800GT Is 6600GT Killer

HKEPC has a review
up on the HIS Radeon X800GT card touted to be the GeForce 6600GT killer. As we
know, NVIDIA partners have been enjoying good sales from their 6600GT cards as
it faced little competition from ATI’s partners with their X700 cards. Now ATI
is fighting back with the X800GT card hoping to gain some market share back in
the mainstream segment.

ATI X800GT card will be using either R480 or R430 cores clocked at 470MHz but
has only with 8 active pipelines. Unfortunately, it seems that ATI has locked
the pipelines internally therefore it is not possible to unlock the core to 12
or 16 pipelines. There are two models : 256MB version using GDDR3 2ns memories
at 980MHz or 128MB version using GDDR1 2.5ns memories at 780MHz.

Due launch on August 8th, the card pricing will be determined by each AIB
partners but the suggested price for 128MB is ~US$ 130 and 256MB is ~US$ 149. HIS
Radeon X800GT has a special feature called Dual BIOS where in any case the first
BIOS failed, the second BIOS can be utilized by setting a jumper.

HIS X800GT ATi X800GT Is 6600GT Killer

HKEPC has a review
up on the HIS Radeon X800GT card touted to be the GeForce 6600GT killer. As we
know, NVIDIA partners have been enjoying good sales from their 6600GT cards as
it faced little competition from ATI’s partners with their X700 cards. Now ATI
is fighting back with the X800GT card hoping to gain some market share back in
the mainstream segment. ATI X800GT card will be using either R480 or R430 cores
clocked at 470MHz but has only with 8 active pipelines. Unfortunately, it seems
that ATI has locked the pipelines internally therefore it is not possible to
unlock the core to 12 or 16 pipelines.

There are two models : 256MB version using GDDR3 2ns memories at 980MHz or
128MB version using GDDR1 2.5ns memories at 780MHz. Due launch on August 8th,
the card pricing will be determined by each AIB partners but the suggested price
for 128MB is ~US$ 130 and 256MB is ~US$ 149. HIS Radeon X800GT has a special
feature called Dual BIOS where in any case the first BIOS failed, the second
BIOS can be utilized by setting a jumper.

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