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News R600 launch will be top-to-bottom

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 6 Mar 2007.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S Well-Known Member

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  2. rupbert

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    Smart move.

    The high-end R600 would look very expensive compared to the equivalent 8800, releasing the entire series at once gives much more buying options...
     
  3. Nix

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    Lets hope its not as long as the 8800GTX.
     
  4. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Methinx that come R600 launch Tim and Bindi are going to look like this

    [​IMG]
     
  5. poenanie

    poenanie New Member

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    lol you're a catfreak just like me ^^

    On topic : Few weeks away ; Let's hope for an april launch then :)
     
  6. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    that is so cute :)

    anyhow,

    oh yeah, this is perfect... now to wish that 8800 series will have further price cut when R600 is out... that'll b wicked :)

    radeon 2900XTX lol that sounds intimidating
     
  7. trig

    trig god's little mistake

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    wait until the next gen comes out...39000TXXTX
     
  8. EQC

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    hmmm... so I'm confused... when I first read "top-to-bottom," and "R600 family", I assumed it meant a wide range (say, the Radeon 2300, 2700, and 2900)...

    but based on the rest of the article, and some of the comments, it seems like it really just means Radeon X2900-XTX, X2900-XT and X2900-XL, and they're calling the XL a "mainstream" part?

    Which is it?

    If it's just a bunch of 2900's, it's not really any different from NVidia and the 8800GTX/GTS simultaneous release. A $300 card may be "mainstream" for heavy gamers...but many folks (me included) are more interested in a low-end card that can do a decent job decoding H.264 HD video. Anybody know when those'll come out? Or someplace that actually benchmarks the 2D/HD video performance of cards?
     
  9. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    A rare moment when I actually went "Awww". Great pic. :D
     
  10. Tim S

    Tim S Well-Known Member

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    Top to bottom meaning a full product family (i.e. all cards and GPUs derived from R600 technology).
     
  11. Cobalt

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    The article says we know the R600 will come out in XTX/XT/XL flavours but we don't know anything about the lower end (eg RV630). So the XL isn't the mainstream part they are talking about.

    I'll probably be getting the XT or maybe the XL depending on pricing and RAM. All I know is that I want at least 512MB of GDDR4. Every graphics card I have ever bought had twice the amount and speed of on-board RAM and I don't intend to break that trend :D
     
  12. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    tell me when someone has benchmarked one of these.
     
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    wow since its top to bottom, people will actually be able to afford a card from this series.... great job amd
     
  14. poenanie

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    What does top to bottom actually mean ? ( i'm not english )
     
  15. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    The full range of cards will be available at launch, not just the really expensive one.

    It is further up in the thread. :p
     
  16. dgb

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    It means that there's a problem manufacturing the high end so by the time they can release the high end they'll have stockpiles of the low end. Essentially, their low-mid range is on schedule but their high end isn't, so they'll be able to release all of them at once. It's damage control in reality - the low/mid range isn't earlier, the high end is just later.
     
  17. zero0ne

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    hahahaha, but oh so true.
     
  18. Tyinsar

    Tyinsar 6 screens 1 card since Nov 17 2007

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    :hehe: That's exactly what I thought. Even so it should give us better prices and competition for Nvidia. :clap:
     
  19. Mother-Goose

    Mother-Goose 5 o'clock somewhere

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    From this it sounds like it may not be mid may release then? lol sorry maybe its wishful thinking.

    I agree with the pic, but maybe it should read "tell me when its out" :hehe:

    S'all good, cheers for the news bite
     
  20. Kipman725

    Kipman725 When did I get a custom title!?!

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    hope ati hangs in there for abit and don't go all 3dfx on me :| if there was no compotition of nvidia there prices would sky rocket (there already over priced in the midranged cards).
     
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