To get a sense for what the XT brings to the table, let’s bust out one of our world-famous chip charts. On a more serio Other changes from the Radeon Pro to the XT are similarly simple. The chip is still fabbed by TMSC using 0. With another 32MHz over the Radeon Pro, the XT theoretically improves on its predecessor only a tad, but the Pro was already a behemoth. I won’t go into all the dynamics of it, because you can read the chart yourself, and because we’ll be testing things here in a moment.

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ATI’s Radeon 9800 XT graphics card

Dell returns to the stock market after six years. Neutronbeam Zak, you know you can’t validate any of the above details without first throwing Hope springs eternal here at TR, though, so we’ll keep mentioning it. About us Privacy policy Mailing list Mobile. The chip is still fabbed by TMSC using 0. The larger fan on the XT’s cooler varies its speed according to chip temperatures.

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For proof see today’s Exhibit A, ATI’s brand-new Radeon XT, a bright red, five-hundred-dollar graphics card with eight pixel pipelines and more bandwidth than a Modena’s tachometer. GeForce FX Ultra. Customize The Tech Report Graphics Previous page Next page. From simple pixel filling to complex programmable pixel shader effects, the primary bottlenecks to all-out rqdeon in graphics today are related to pixel pushing.


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The Ultra is faster with multitexturing, however, and has even more memory bandwidth than the XT. With another 32MHz over the Radeon Pro, the XT theoretically improves on its predecessor only a tad, but the Pro was already 98800xt behemoth.

Somehow, these two trends coexist, this creeping exclusivity and the constant march of semiconductor progress. Running full tilt, the XT’s cooler isn’t horribly loud, but it’s definitely audible. ATI has modified R silicon in order to clean up some trouble areas and to allow for higher clock speeds.

The cooler won’t occupy an adjacent PCI slot. These Ferraris made of silicon are growing ever more expensive, and in turn, more exclusive to own.

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Merry Christmas from The Tech Report staff! The clock speed equation The higher clock speeds of the Radeon XT mean better performance, particularly in the pixel-pushing department.

When it’s rotating slowly, the fan is nearly silent. Steam names the best-selling games of On a more serio In these simple, theoretical measures, it’s a tight race.

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If you’ve got many dollars to play with you’re probably looking even closer at the recently introduced high-end Radeon XT. All these new features are just another feather in the cap for ATI and only helps reinforce their very strong presence in the graphics chip business over their rivals.


Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon’s website. Memory bus width bits. The Radeon XT sports a fancy new spoiler. No Interruptions Day Shortbread.

You can find products similar to this one for sale below. It is a very much no frills graphics card following the official reference design by ATI with the only thing varying being the package bundle – which yes, does include a voucher for Half Life II when it is released. The new Radeon XT offers new improvements over fadeon 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.

If you’re on the upgrade path for a new graphics card, you’re most likely paying much attention to ATI’s line of popular Radeon products.