web site has posted a photograph of ATI's Radeon X1950-series graphics card, which is the replacement of the old king, Radeon X1900XTX, and targeted on nVidia Geforce 7900GTX 512MB.
The new device apparently features a new cooling system, which some sources close to the company said to be quieter compared to that currently shipping.
The Radeon X1950 was previously known as code-named R580+ product, which will feature the same Radeon X1900 XTX chip with 48 pixel shader processors, but now equipped with GDDR4 memory at higher clock-speeds compared to today?s GDDR3. The GPU?s memory controller will be able to handle higher clock-speeds and the whole R580+ design will allow ATI to test the GDDR4 memory ahead of its broad deployment in the next-generations of products.
The Radeon X1950 XTX will reportedly feature a 650MHz chip and 2000MHz (2.00GHz) memory, while having official recommended price of below $500.