If you’ve got many dollars to play with you’re probably looking even closer at the recently introduced high-end Radeon XT. The new Radeon XT offers new improvements over its older brother such as increased core and memory clock speeds as well as temperature monitoring, VPU Recovery for assistance when your system crashes and Overdrive technology which monitors the graphics cards and automatically overclocks for increased performance during game play. It’s nice of Krogoth to fill in for Chuckula over the holidays. ATI has modified R silicon in order to clean up some trouble areas and to allow for higher clock speeds. Neutronbeam Zak, you know you can’t validate any of the above details without first throwing
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To get a sense for what the XT brings to the table, let’s bust out one of our world-famous 256b charts. When it’s rotating slowly, the fan is nearly silent. Also, to keep the R chip cool at its higher clock speeds, the Radeon XT comes stock with a fancy new copper cooler, like so:. The clock speed equation The higher clock speeds of the Radeon XT mean better performance, particularly in the pixel-pushing department.
Hope springs eternal here at TR, though, so we’ll keep mentioning it. Graphics Previous page Next page. Beyond that, the R has all the familiar R features, including support for floating-point pixel formats, programmable shaders, and F-buffer logic that enables longer shader programs without conventional multipass rendering.
With eight pixel pipes, the XT blows it away in pixel fill rate. With another 32MHz over the Radeon Pro, the XT theoretically improves on its predecessor only a tad, but the Pro was already a behemoth.
Other changes from the Radeon Pro to the XT are similarly simple. It is ait very much no frills graphics card following the official reference design by ATI with the only thing tai being the package bundle – which yes, does include ahi voucher for Half Life II when it is released. The Radeon XT sports a fancy new spoiler.
Read on as we find out if it’s worth spending the extra dollars and upgrading to the new XT over the older Radeon Pro work horse. Merry Christmas from The Tech Report staff! You can find products similar to this one for sale below. ATI has modified R silicon in order to clean up some trouble areas and to allow for higher clock speeds.
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It runs a lower speeds during normal use, and kicks up to a faster speed when the R chip gets a workout. This is the refresh of the Radeon Pro before the next major release in the cycle from the folks at ATI. Texture units per pixel pipeline. Subscribe to our Newsletter. This exotic aims to be the fastest graphics card on the market, and it replaces ATI’s similarly pricey Radeon Pro MB, offering more performance than its predecessor.
Find other tech and computer products like this over at Raeon Canada’s website. Of course, the same could be said for the cooler on the Radeon XT’s primary competitor; the GeForce FX Ultra’s blower is quiet at low speeds, and not too terribly loud going flat out. The rear copper plate acts as a heatsink, too.
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Memory bus width bits. In these simple, theoretical measures, it’s a tight race.