AMD R600 technology, yet again
Author: Hrvoje Jakovac
Date: 04 May 2007
After a week of time "off" to travel around Europe to acquire as much data as possible, we're back on our R(V)6xx track. A lot of interesting things happened in the last week and we decided to share them with you. After the launch event in Tunis, everything calmed down a little bit and we were able to acquire more info about the actual products we already covered. Ready to go back in the R(V)6xx world?
Being the first on the market with mostly 65nm design could turn out to be a first among many good things about this product series. We heard a lot of people talking about incredible overclockability of these chips, given the right cooling considering the fact that top-of-the-line products are pretty power-hungry. It seems as though AMD will not launch the 1GB XTX version in 90/80/whatever nm process at all, but rather wait for the 65nm process to be ready for the masses. Smart decision, if we might add. 512-bit ringbus memory controller is also very much "to credit" for the incredible bandwidth Radeon HD 2900 cards have, but we'll get back to that later. There are also these pretty high clock speeds and other stuff to discuss...