R580+ to hit 750MHz?

— 10:58 AM on April 4, 2006

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.

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