Sunday, September 9, 2007

ATI's upcoming hardware leaked

ATI's Catalyst 7.9 beta driver has been released at Guru3D and you can go ahead and download it, if you wish to play "Enemy Territory: Quake Wars" sometime in the near future or the demo which can be downloaded from here.

What is interesting to note, in the driver's inf file is the list of cards that are supported. We see all the common cards, but also find references to some hardware that isn't released yet!! These are some interesting lines you can find:

"ATI Radeon HD 2900 PRO" = ati2mtag_R600,PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9400&SUBSYS_30001002
"ATI Radeon HD 2900 PRO " = ati2mtag_R600, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9403

"ATI Radeon HD 2350 Series" = ati2mtag_RV610, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_94C3&SUBSYS_30001025

"ATI Radeon HD 2600 X2 Series" = ati2mtag_RV630, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_958A

These are references to some of the cards that are going to be released by ATI sometime in November.

We have a Radeon HD2900 Pro which will be performing a little less than the power hungry HD2900XT, but with lot less power consumption.

The next in-line is the HD2600 X2. This one has 2 GPUs on one graphics cards. These are 2 HD2600 GPUs, which has been selling good lately because of its price-performance advantage. Sapphire announced this previously here and it's an interesting thing, just like the X1950 XT.

The last one is the HD2350 which is a cut-down version of the not-so-good-performing HD2400. Although a lot of Tier-I PC manufacturers are using the HD2400, this one I think is more geared towards cheap PCs that want some kinda Hi-Def video playing capacity.

That's it from me... Enjoy the Enemy Territory: Quake Wars and smoke 'em!!

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