16 pipes for R420 too?

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  1. whql

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    What a totally crappy time to be trying to stay low-key to conserve bandwidth and to have a stinking splint on the middle finger of me right hand that makes typing a BIATCH! :(

    I'm abstaining on the couch eating popcorn for this one I'm afraid. ;)

    EDITED BITS: I'll contribute the babbleation of it:

     
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    Hehe this battle will be interesting 8)
     
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    Methinks that is an extreme understatement! :shock:
     
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    "A reliable industry source" has confirmed this to be the case.
     
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    YAY! :D :D :D

    I hope the R420 does have 16 pipes. It'll make this round more interesting.... ;)
     
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    Ok...im gonna pass out.

    Is it actually possible that those damn canadian have been "lying in the weeds" so to speak?

    :eek: :?: :shock:

    The anticipation is killing me!

    And Binder: knock that off...don't make me come over there and pummel you with potatoes. :wink:
     
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    hehehe Sorry... ;)

    Dig, Remember what i mentioned at Nvnews waaay back in the day? ;)
     
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    This is only new news if the initial release is 16 pipes, rather than 12. A 16 pipe chip was always on the cards once they had enough chips capable of it, as has been noted in numerous threads and on several websites.
     
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    Dave! I told you don't tell anyone! :lol:
     
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    Indeed. Dave, what, if any, indication has the "reliable industry source" given in this regard? :twisted:
     
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    I remember that post like it's etched in words of fire on my brain Hellbinder, I sensed the truth in it that day and have been pinning my hopes on it ever since.

    Good, COOL BEANS!!!! 8)

    Yes, big time. ATi has been pushing FUD just as bad as nVidia has, but it's been of a different kind of misleading.

    I get it, my hunches are right...this is going to be good! [​IMG]

    It's so damned good in fact that I'm going to go celebrate and take some time off and go out and play with my son. 8)
     
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    Um, what post in Hellbinder refering to? :oops:
     
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    I've said all along that if R420 is designed for 4 quads with "one turned off" to get yields for a "typical" high end product, that ATI should trot out a full R420 RE ("Reviewer edition" ;) ), just to put their best foot forward in terms of the PR battle.

    Assuming the 16 pipeline rumor is indeed correct, it will be most interesting to see

    1) If the X800 "XT" is 16 pipe, vs. X800 "Pro" being only 12
    2) What the price / availability will be of the "XT".

    If both the Pro and the XT are 16 pipe cards (just different clocks), and are as readily available as today's high end cards are...then ATI would have succeeded in something pretty remarkable....keeping it secret for so long. :)
     
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    Hehe, sounds good. Can't ever remember this being confirmed though...

    Thought that was still a point of uncertainty until just recently. :?:
     
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    Article says ATI could have competed with NVidia''s part with only 8 pipes.... :eek: :shock:

    :shock:
     
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