Thursday, August 24, 2006

ATI Launches First GDDR4 Graphics Card

Well I guess its a lot sooner than I expected. Many would have thought that these cards will come out after DX10 arrives. Well, guess not! So what's new on this card besides its GDDR4?

The ATI Radeon 1950XTX carries its new R580 GPU processor. With the GDDR4 Ram, the memory clock speed is capable of reaching 2GHz. Its GPU Core is clocked at 650Mhz. ATI claims that this one core card can beat most of Nvidia's DualCore Cards. The manufacturer also claims that with their new fan design, it is quiet and stays relatively cool which is a plus as many of my friends say they can't sleep when their PC's are on.

The release of this card is suppose to claim victory over its main rival, Nvidia. According to Tom's Hardware, the benchmark proved that the ATI Radeon X1950XTX beats the Nvidia GX-2 Cards in 6 out of 10 benchmarks. Thats a good start considering that Nvidia's card is dual core. Also in the bid to get the better of Nvidia, the X1950XTX cards are cheaper than the GX-2's of Nvidia.

Here is a screenshot of the acclaimed card. The X1950XTX

The "X" make it sound cool!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Will AMD Drop ATI's Brand?

Recently, AMD has bought over ATI. The reason being that they will be a major processing powerhouse beating Intel/Nvidia. The move is said to benefit both the companies in the future. Whether that is true, we do not know.

Intel didn't really make any comments but just continue its own business as if nothing happened. Nvidia however celebrates its victory as they now believe ATI has lost the war.

However recently, there has been reports that AMD might drop ATI saying that they look at this move is more like a takeover rather than merging. Another AMD employee however says that ATI's brand name is strong and should remain.

What will be the outcome is still uncertain but if they do drop ATI's name, how do you fancy AMD Radeon?

Here is a little joke created by some fan regarding the merge by jumbling up the letters :)