Is ATI planning yet another Radeon X1900?
DailyTech has received word
that ATI is planning a Radeon X1900 GT
graphics card to compete against NVIDIA's GeForce 7900 GT at the $299
price point. This comes as a surprise, since we've already heard rumors
about a Radeon X1900 XL
and an X1900 GTO
, both of which would compete in the same arena. Nonetheless, this X1900 GT is reported to have 36 pixel
shaders, a 575MHz core clock, and 256MB of 1.2GHz GDDR3 RAM. The card
will also use a single-slot cooler, unlike the current X1900 XT, which
features 48 pixel shaders, a 625MHz clock speed, and 512MB of
The X1900 GT's 36 pixel shaders are reminiscent of X-bit
Labs' alleged specification for the X1900 GTO, so the two cards might be
one and the same. Production of the X1900 GT is expected to start in the week of April 14, again coinciding with earlier reports, this time from The Inquirer.