More precise specifications and prices for graphics chip RV710
August 8, 2008, 8:32 am
In our disposal got enough information about the technical characteristics of future low-cost graphic adapters ATI Radeon HD 4550 and ATI Radeon HD 4350 from Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) With which we hasten to share with you. According to released figures, both solutions are based on established on 55 - nm chip technology RV710 presumably with 80 streaming processors and, naturally, made under the PCI Express bus 2. 0 x16. In doing so, older model ATI Radeon HD 4550 will be equipped with GDDR3 memory volume of 512 or 256 MB of operating at a frequency of 900 MHz and having the bandwidth of 14, 4 Gb/s, while its less powerful sestrichka receive only 256 Mb not so fast DDR2 memory with a frequency of 500 MHz and bandwidth 8 Gb/s. It is noteworthy that in both cases used 64 - bit memory interface, and the working frequency graphic kernel is 800 MHz. Moreover, it is worth noting that boosters are compatible with DirectX 10. 1 Shader Model 4. 1 and maintain such technology branded as ATI PowerPlay 2. 0 and ATI Avivo HD Technology with an integrated video processor second-generation (Unified Video Decoder 2). It is expected that the official presentation of new products that will compete with NVIDIA products in the segment of the budget graphics cards, will take place as early as this month, with developers recommended price set at $ 59 for ATI Radeon HD 4550 512 MB GDDR3, $ 49 for ATI Radeon HD 4550 256 MB GDDR3 and $ 39 to ATI Radeon HD 4350 256 MB DDR2.