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- ATI R520 is expected to be released in Early September and will be built on a 90nm process. The R520 core is expected to based on an entirely new core design featuring SM3 (and above), GDDR4 memory support for memory speeds of 1.2Ghz+ and built in H.264 hardware decode assistance - the encoding standard for both BluRay and HD-DVD. H.264 decoding requires significant processing - a 3.6Ghz P4 runs at around 90 - 95% CPU usage without acceleration, compared to around 33% with R520 GPU acceleration. The architecture of the R520 is expected to contain separate pixel and vertex shaders (unlike the R500 core designed for the X-Box 360 which has unified shaders) with an expected 24+ pixel pipelines (possibly 24 to compete with the 7800GTX and 32 to compete with a theoretical 7800 Ultra) and up to 10 vertex shaders running at a clock speed of around 600Mhz. The core of R520 is expected to contain well over 300 million transistors and will be available exclusively on PCI Express in conjunction with 512MB of memory. The high-end XT edition is expected to retail at over $600 upon release.
The initial member of the R520 will be the R520 XL, with the R520 Pro, R520 XT and R520 XT CrossFire Edition GPUs to be released throughout October.
- ATI R520 XT is expected to be released in Early October. The fastest member of the R520 series, the XT will be a dual slot card and retail at an estimated $600.
- ATI R520 XT Crossfire Edition is expected to be released in Mid October. The Master Card to the R520 XT, the CrossFire Edition will allow SLI when combined with another R520 card.
- ATI RV530 Crossfire Edition is expected to be released in Late October. The Master Card to the RV530, the CrossFire Edition will allow SLI when combined with another R520 card.
- nVidia GeForce 7800 Ultra (G70 90nm) GPU is expected to be released in the Fall (poss. Q1 2006). This GPU will be based on the G70 core, but will feature enhanced clock speeds due to the reduction in core size resulting from the move to 90nm. The rumoured specifications of this part are a 500 MHz core clock speed and a 650MHz (1.3Ghz effective) memory clock, with a price tag of $599.
- nVidia GeForce 7600 (G71) GPU is expected to be released in Late November. This GPU is expected to be a cut down version of the G70 90nm core. The rumoured specifications are a 16 pipeline design with 8 ROPS, a 500MHz core clock and 256MB of memory.
- nVidia G72 Budget GPU is expected to be released in the Late November. This GPU is expected to be a significantly cut down version of the G70 90nm core.
- AGEIA PhysX PPU is expected to be released in Q4. AGEIA's Physics Processing Unit provides hardware physics acceleration, providing support for up to 32,000 rigid body objects, soft body objects, particle systems containing 40,000-50,000 particles, fluid modeling and collision detection. Support for the PhysX PPU will initially only be built into AGEIA's own NovodeX engine - although hopefully other engines will provide support in the future - with titles built on the Unreal Engine 3 and Ubisoft's games utilising this engine. PhysX cards will consist of a PPU, a 125 million transistor chip built on TSMC’s 130nm process, connected over a high bandwidth bus to GDDR3 memory, and are expected to retail for between $249 and $299.
- ATI R580 GPU is expected to be released in Early 2006. The R580 is expected to be a refresh version of R520 (higher clocks, optimised core).
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