Radeon X1600 Family
Radeon X1600 family is the new mid-range family from ATI, but it will only arrive the market on the last day of November – so you won’t see these video card before december!
Radeon X1600 family architecture can be seen in Figure 6.
In summary it has:
- 12 pixel shaders processors;
- 5 vertex shaders processors;
- 4 texture units;
- 4 render back-end units;
- 8 z compare units.
Like Radeon X1800, Radeon X1600 series also uses the new ring bus memory controller. However, instead of using two 256-bit datapaths like on Radeon X1800 series, it uses two 128-bit datapaths.
Two Radeon X1600 models were announced: Radeon X1600 XT and Radeon X1600 Pro. The main specifications for these two chips you can check in the table below.
|Model||Clock||Memory Clock||Suggested Price||Availability|
|Radeon X1600 XT||590 MHz||1.38 GHz||USD 199 (128 MB) and USD 249 (256 MB)||Nov 30th, 2005|
|Radeon X1600 Pro||500 MHz||780 MHz||USD 149 (128 MB) and USD 199 (256 MB)||Nov 30th, 2005|