Specs for low-end ATI DirectX 10 cards outed

— 11:04 AM on March 12, 2007

Last week, HKEPC reported that AMD's upcoming low-end DirectX 10 graphics cards would be based on 65nm process technology and that they would have a 64-bit memory bus. Now, it's the folks at VR-Zone who have snatched some specifications and even benchmarks results for the cards, which are expected to bear RV610 graphics processors. According to VR-Zone, the RV610 will roll out in at least two different products: an RV610 "Pro" and an RV610 "LE". The Pro model will pack 256MB of GDDR3 memory running at 700MHz, and it will have a power rating of 35W, a six-layer PCB, and hardware H.264 video decoding support. As for the LE, the site says it'll have 128MB of GDDR2 memory clocked at 400MHz as well as HyperMemory support, giving it access to system RAM.

VR-Zone says a Core 2 Extreme X6800 system with an RV610 LE card managed to hit a score of 2000-2099 in 3DMark 2005 at a resolution of 1280x1024. For reference, we were able to get 4236 3DMarks out of an ATI Radeon X1600 XT on a slower, AMD-based system in 3DMark 2005.

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