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Updated As predicted, ATI will unveil the chip codenamed Rage 6 on Monday, and thanks to a stage-managed 'leak' to Reuters, we know a little bit more about it now. According to ATI, Rage 6 will feature 30 million transistors and be "twice as complex" as a Pentium III. It can churn out 30 million triangles per second, the company claimed. It will begin shipping in the summer. Our own ATI moles suggest it's also a 256-bit chip, though since that's what Nvidia and S3-Via are offering, perhaps that's a little obvious. ATI has already unveiled the chip's Charisma Engine transform and lighting system, and its Pixel Tapestry Architecture. Rage 6 is likely to sport other, multimedia-oriented features too - according to company chairman K Y Ho, "we expect this chip to not only help us further grow our market share and also grow into the other market segment", and that suggests a broader functionality than the usual 3D acceleration stuff. And the name of this new processor? It's not in the Reuters story, but working from domain names ATI began registering earlier this month, we reckon the company could be looking at 'Radeon' for the new chip's moniker. And since it's almost certainly a 256-bit chip, how about the Radeon 256? ® Related Story ATI to unveil Rage 6 on 24 April...

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