News
 

Bookmark and Share

(3) 

CP Technology, better known as Power Color, disclosed plans to produce a more affordable version of its RADEON 9800 XT 256MB graphics card. The new product, which specs are to be announced during the quarter, will feature the R360 graphics processor, but will provide 128MB of memory in contrast to 256MB of the original RADEON 9800 XT product. Since very few applications truly require a very large 256MB frame-buffer, the 128MB RADEON 9800 XT from PowerColor may become an interesting option for a lot of end-users.

The original RADEON 9800 XT graphics card is clocked at 412MHz for R360 core and also features 256MB of DDR SDRAM memory clocked at 730MHz. Currently there are practically no games to gain additional performance because of 256MB onboard memory; the speed in majority of today’s games more depend on RAM bandwidth as well as processing power, but not from additional 128MB of memory.

Pricing of ATI RADEON 9800 XT graphics card is too high even for hardcore gamers - $499 per unit. In case PowerColor’s RADEON 9800 XT 128MB will cost $399, it will be a better buy for end-users, who do not want to afford a $499 graphics card.

PS. Probably something wrong is happening in the market these days, if I call a $399 toy "affordable"?

Discussion

Comments currently: 3
Discussion started: 10/08/03 01:47:29 AM
Latest comment: 12/07/03 08:25:58 PM

Add your Comment




Related news

Latest News

Thursday, August 28, 2014

12:22 pm | AMD Has No Plans to Reconsider Recommended Prices of Radeon R9 Graphics Cards. AMD Will Not Lower Recommended Prices of Radeon R9 Graphics Solutions

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

9:09 pm | Samsung Begins to Produce 2.13GHz 64GB DDR4 Memory Modules. Samsung Uses TSV DRAMs for 64GB DDR4 RDIMMs

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

6:41 pm | AMD Quietly Reveals Third Iteration of GCN Architecture with Tonga GPU. AMD Unleashes Radeon R9 285 Graphics Cards, Tonga GPU, GCN 1.2 Architecture

Monday, August 25, 2014

6:05 pm | Chinese Inspur to Sell Mission-Critical Servers with AMD Software, Power 8 Processors. IBM to Enter Chinese Big Data Market with the Help from Inspur

Sunday, August 24, 2014

6:12 pm | Former X-Bit Labs Editor Aims to Wed Tabletop Games with Mobile Platforms. Game Master Wants to Become a New World of Warcraft