"The Radeon X1950 gives gamers exactly what they want - super high frame rates and the best looking games possible, with image quality features that can't be found anywhere else" said Rick Bergman, senior vice president and general manager, PC Business, ATI Technologies Inc. "With the new Radeon X1950, ATI is introducing new technology in GDDR4, setting the performance benchmark even higher with the ultimate gaming solution available today."
The Radeon X1950 provides comprehensive compatibility for the latest technologies:
For games: Get what you pay for - single-slot cards that make use of two GPUs rely on driver profiles to ensure gamers get the best performance from the card. Like any dual-GPU solution, scaling can vary wildly between games, resulting in gamers making use of only a fraction of the hardware paid for. A single Radeon X1950 XTX delivers 100 percent performance, 100 percent of the time in single-card mode without the need to rely on driver profiles, so gamers can push the card to its limits in every game, delivering the best value for their money. The Radeon X1950 series are also supported by ATI's Catalyst(R) suite of software for CrossFire gaming, ensuring gamers have easy ongoing access to software updates for performance, stability and added features.
For multimedia: Making use of ATI's Avivo technology, the Radeon X1950 family delivers ATI's highest performing video decode of the latest high-definition video formats. The Radeon X1950 family is also capable of displaying one billion colors, or 10-bit throughout the graphics pipeline'2'. Lastly, the Radeon X1950 is also HDCP-compliant, including a built-in EEPROM and HDCP key'3'.
For Windows Vista: The Radeon X1950 family is ready to deliver the premium Windows Vista experience'4' with exceptional driver stability and performance.
Pricing for the new cards is expected to be around $449 US, with general availability slated for September 14th.
Meanwhile, ATI is also preparing the debut of the Radeon X1900 XT 256MB, X1650 PRO, and X1300 XT.