R580+ to hit 750MHz?
The Inquirer reports that ATI is aiming for a 750MHz core clock
speed on its upcoming R580+ part. The R580+ will be an 80nm die shrink of the existing 90nm R580
that powers Radeon X1900-series graphics cards. A 750MHz clock speed
would be a whole 100MHz faster than the existing X1900 XTX, ATI's
current top of the line. Considering how close the
X1900 XTX is to NVIDIA's top-end GeForce 7900 GTX, a 100MHz boost could
secure the high-end for ATI—at least until NVIDIA also switches to
80nm with the G80 core, which is expected this fall.