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injinuity
01-26-2003, 01:53 AM
ATI R350: early details emerge

Still not finalised, but here are the aims

By Fuad Abazovic: Friday 24 January 2003, 07:50


EVEN THOUGH hasn't completely finished R350 as they are waiting for production silicone as we speak, we believe we have some solid information about what to expect from the cards.
ATI's magic goal is to achieve 400MHz/800 MHz for the card and memory while we know that it can easily clock it to 375 MHz, which can be considered as the lowest frequency of R350.

The final silicon should be back from TSMC any day now, as product is almost ready and when it does we will try to confirm the information about the final clock. 400 to 425 MHz is a dream target.

R350 is likely to stay with the Radeon 9x00 branding name, where x will be replaced with 8 or 9, so it may well be named the Radeon 9800 or 9900.

We heard that ATI's R350 will beat Geforce FX in eight out of 10 benchmarks, and we learned that one of benchmarks they will lose will be Quake 3. This could be true since the R350 will have 6Gb/Sec memory bandwidth more than the 9700 Pro.

The card will be equipped with 128 MB memory while it will support 256MB configurations and 128MB variations will be priced around the €400 mark.

It will, we think, be introduced in the first week of March and we reckon that's intended to throw dust into Nvidia's eyes.

But will the R350 be faster than the GeForce FX? That remains to be seen.. µ

http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=7381


Jinu Johnson

E^vol
01-27-2003, 06:26 AM
Any PSU requirements ?

E^vol
02-04-2003, 06:53 PM
Yup, Apparently a 350W PSU is "recommended". :cry:
But it looks like it'll be a nice card though.
Here's the link to The Inquirer (http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=7589)
Cheers ! :beer:

E^vol
02-05-2003, 05:27 AM
There might be another thread for this, but, isn't the R400 "supposedly" due out this summer ??
Yup I found it.. I started one even...:crazy:
Here's a quote from The Inquirer (http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=6557):
"As for R400 – the completely new core -- ATI promised us that we will see this card as soon as June/July giving Nvidia one more trouble to bear as the R400 could bring some interesting new stuff in computer graphics while Nvidia is struggling to ship its NV30 by February or even later, we now understand."
Now, why would we buy the R350 if the R400 will be out just a few months later ? Any thoughts ?

weta
02-12-2003, 03:51 AM
Radeon 9900 (R350) 0.15u VPU - Radeon 9900pro (R400) 0.13u VPU

The R350 is basically a tuned up version of the existing R300, where as the R400 has a
completely new 0.13u GPU. It goes without saying that ATI could very well experience
some of the problems that Nvidia have allready faced with their NV30.

revenant
02-18-2003, 12:58 AM
check this out

http://www.ocsystem.com/ocenrad97pro1.html

If the R350 is just a tuned version of the R300, then this card is basically it. Obviously there are differences, but I bet they'd perform very close to the same. Little pricey though, and that cooler is a MONSTER. (looks like a Zalman variant).

0R1()N
02-18-2003, 09:59 AM
Don't cry a 550 psu is only 99 dolars

negomike
02-19-2003, 04:26 PM
Originally posted by revenant
[B]check this out

http://www.ocsystem.com/ocenrad97pro1.html

If the R350 is just a tuned version of the R300, then this card is basically it. Obviously there are differences, but I bet they'd perform very close to the same. Little pricey though, and that cooler is a MONSTER. (looks like a Zalman variant).

Actually it is the Zalman VGA H80a cooler. They just offer it plated in silver as well as in gold. So if you can find a 9700 Pro with same RAM for $30 or more cheaper, just buy that and the Zalman cooler and DIY.

E^vol
03-02-2003, 11:08 AM
OK, I'm confused ! As far as a I understand, the GeForceFX does 128bit color right ? What color depth will the R350 do ? ATI hasn't mentioned anything greater than 32bit color depth. :?::rolleyes2

E^vol
03-06-2003, 08:32 AM
"128-bit floating-point color precision allows for a greater range of colors and brightness" - Sapphire Radeon 9800 Pro

E^vol
03-09-2003, 07:55 PM
Originally stated by ATI
RADEON™ 9800 Series of products requires connection to your PC's internal power supply for operation. Consult your system builder or OEM to ensure your system has an adequate power supply. Otherwise, ATI recommends a 300-Watt power supply or greater to ensure normal system operation where a number of other internal devices are installed.
:thumb: :clap: (is there a "super-happy" smilie ?)