9600XT Respin -- Forget current reviews?

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  1. lwells

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    I know, I know, its The Inq... but its still very interesting:

    http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=12161
    Has anyone heard any whispers about this to confirm? Anyone care to guess if this gives some indication of the FX5700's performance... ;)
     
  2. Joe DeFuria

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    I have no idea if this is true or not, but ATI's (potential) problem is not the speed of the core...it's the memory speed.

    If there is a grain of truth to this rumor, I hope that it's actually more like ATI decided to slap reasonable memory on it..
     
  3. Dave Baumann

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    I talked with Sapphire this morning and they said they just had a "new" spin in very recently. I don't, however, know if the samples they are just getting are any different from the silicon we've had. Personally I think ATI changing their reference specification now would be very slim.
     
  4. lwells

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    Joe: Totally agree. Faster memory is what is needed. Oh, and a decent version of overdrive :)

    Dave: By new, do they mean newer than the samples sent out to reviewers?

    Edit: Doh. Just read Dave's post more carefully.

    LW.
     
  5. Joe DeFuria

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    On a related note:

    http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=12162

    That's more like it. I hope this is true, and more vendors follow suit.

    I wonder if ATI is purposely giving 3rd party vendors significant room to differentiate products with memory speed?

    I also wonder if these cards will come with Half-Life 2...or if they will perhaps sell at a similar price as the lower spec XT's, but lose the HL2 bundle.
     
  6. Ante P

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    500/680, 256 MB and ViVo if the price is right then damn, that's going to be one nice board!
     
  7. Pete

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    Powercolor's got my attn now.
     
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    Gigacube is making a … “Ultimate Extreme Version”…of the 9600pro already. It comes with 2.5ns Samsungs and is clocked 400/365 DDR --- quite a bit faster than the normal 9600 pro’s 400/300. This is the memory the 9600XT should have had. That Gigacube 9600pro will probably outrun a 9600XT. There is a picture of the card here … with some info.
     
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    I just hope that the versions with faster mem won't be to expensive.

    There are some price up here in sweden (komplett):

    Powercolor 9600 XT Bravo 128 Mb, 233 €

    Powercolor 9800 (Non Pro) 128 Mb, 328 €

    Club 3D 9700 (Non Pro) 128 Mb, 233 € (www.datorbutiken.com)

    Although the 9700 seems to be a bit difficult to get hold of here in Sweden. Komplett only had a Pro AIW version of it.
     
  10. Pete

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    Can't wait for reviews!
     
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    I hope the reviews contain at least a little blurb about 2d quality, something I've been curious about with all of the "new" 3rd party ATI cards. I know Powercolor has a bad rep for 2d quality, what about Gigacube or Club3d?
     
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