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News ATI's partners slip Radeon X550 out

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 6 Jun 2005.

  1. Tim S

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  2. bloodcar

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    There are too many freaking video cards on the market. It's becoming a pain in the ass just to find the best budget card with 15 lines of budget cards.
     
  3. Tulatin

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    oh boy it's 9000/9100/9200/9500/9550/9600 all over again. Cut the **** please ATI.
     
  4. Tim S

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    You missed the 9250 :duh:

    ;)
     
  5. Froggy

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    I dissagree. I like it that more new cards are in the market.
     
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    None of those fit in a PCI-E slot.
     
  7. Tim S

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    You're correct... but we've got the following parts, all have four pixel pipelines and two vertex shaders.

    X300 SE HyperMemory, X300 SE, X300, X550 SE, X550, X550 'Ultra', X600, X600 Pro...

    I think that is the point that Tulatin is trying to get across. :)
     
  8. bloodcar

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    I don't think I'm going to buy another ATI card until they can get their lines straight. At least with nVidia I know what the hell I'm going to buy.

    There should be THREE cards per generation. High end, Mid range/budget, and low end and THAT'S IT.
     
  9. Froggy

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    But when your compeditor releases there 3 cards, and they end up slightly faster than your 3 cards, the smart thing to do is release 3 more cards that beat your compeditors 3 cards. It goes back and forth like this. In the end, the consumer is the winner.
     
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    Not really, it's more of a bigger turnoff then anything. Most of these cards are at the same price range with a very small difference. I have a small buget especially when it comes to buying new computer parts atm, and it's a pain in the ass to go look for a new video card and there's 20 different cards that all cost the same.
     
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    If they all cost the same, then its easy. Pick the best one.
     
  12. bloodcar

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    And THERE lies the problem.
     
  13. Froggy

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    You mean the problem is wich one is the best? Usually a quick look at the specs will tell you.
    Ok for example card A does 500mhz, card B does 525, and card C does 550. All the above have same memory and core. Easy to see that card C is most likely your best bet.
     
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    why would one manufacturer sell the same cards at different clocks for the same price?

    if your talking different manufacturers then you cant just compare specs like that.
     
  15. Tulatin

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    that's it big-Z.

    cards of the same freaking core/budget family

    8500LE/8500/9000/9000PRO/9100SE/9100/9200SE/9200/9250/9500/9500 Pro/9550/9550 Ultra/9600SE/9600/9600PRO/9600XT.
    :D
     
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    Doesnt the x300 have 2 pixel pipes? The IGP version does.
     
  17. Tulatin

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    the real one has 4, the igp is just a gimped model. as if the card wasn't gimped enough as is...
     
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    That's what i assumed after posting and thinking about it a little (as hard as it was). I mean, they've got to fit the controller for everything else in it and a teeny tiny heatsink too, so 4 was probably non-doable on the FAB process.
     
  19. Tim S

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    yes, the IGP is fabbed on 0.13 micron, so ATI are pushed for die space on the northbridge.
     
  20. mrplow

    mrplow obey the fist!!

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    *head explodes*
     
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