The slides also reveal that a Radeon X1950 Pro is in the works. Where the X1950 XTX will be built around ATI's R580+ graphics processor, the X1950 Pro will be based off the RV570 GPU. Previous rumors said the RV570 chip would replace the current R580 in Radeon X1900 GT graphics cards, but if these slides are accurate, ATI has opted for a less confusing approach. The Radeon X1950 Pro will have 36 pixel shader processors, 600MHz/1.4GHz core and memory speeds, and "no compromise" internal CrossFire multi-GPU support. The slides claim the card will one-up NVIDIA's GeForce 7900 GT and that it will be available in October.
Also in October, ATI plans to bolster its low-end lineup with an RV560-based Radeon X1650 XT graphics card, additional slides show. With 24 pixel shader processors and 600MHz/1.4GHz core and memory clocks, the slides say the X1650 XT will trounce NVIDIA's GeForce 7600 GT. The Radeon X1650 XT will also feature CrossFire support via an internal cable, an implementation similar to NVIDIA's "golden finger" SLI bridge.
According to HKEPC's report, ATI is planning some aggressive pricing for these new SKUs. The X1950 XTX will start at $399, while the X1950 Pro will be priced at only $199-249. The X1650 XT will sell for $149-199—the same price range as the GeForce 7600 GT. Below $149, ATI reportedly plans to introduce a rebadged Radeon X1600 XT with a die-shrunk 80nm GPU under the X1650 Pro moniker. The existing X1600 Pro will suffer a similar fate, becoming born again as a Radeon X1300 XT.