Feeds

ATI Radeon 2, 3 details leak

Big things coming

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Some interesting components to ATI's Radeon roadmap appear to have leaked out of the company.

The information centres on the upcoming Radeon 2 - aka the R200 -and the rather further off Radeon 3, codenamed the R300, according to the eUniverse Games Web site.

According to the site, ATI will offer samples of the Radeon 2 this month before going into mass production in September, fabbed at 0.15 micron, presumably for an October release just in time for Christmas. A cut-down version of the part, codenamed RV200, aimed at the low-end of the market will sample and ship in the same timeframe.

The Radeon 2 (R200) will boast four rendering pipelines, run at 250MHz and be capable of operating in parallel with a second chip to allow ATI to offer a Radeon 2 MAXX card. The R200 will support AGP 4x and DirectX 8.1.

The low-end RV200 - the Radeon 2 VE? - is pretty much the same, but will support only two rendering pipelines and presumably won't be operable in MAXX configurations.

The next-but-one-generation R300 will offer up to eight parallel rendering pipelines, powered by a 300MHz, 0.15 micron core. Designed for DirectX 9, It will sample in August, so it could ship this time next year. Value and what looks like a mobile version will sample in Q4.

All five parts will offer ATI's HydraVision multi-display technology.

These timeframes mark something of a slide from the previous ATI roadmap data we saw, which had the Radeon 2 shipping or sampling late 2000, with a MAXX version arriving a few months later and a 400MHz, 0.15 micron Radeon 2 Pro making an appearance summer 2001.

The timings aren't right, but the details of each part are pretty close in both 'leaks' - consistent enough to suggest a degree of authenticity. That said, eUniverse Games cites no source - anonymous or otherwise - for the information. ®

Related Link

eUniverse Games: ATI Next Generation Chips Info

Related Story

ATI revamps Radeon roadmap

Whitepapers

Seven Steps to Software Security
Seven practical steps you can begin to take today to secure your applications and prevent the damages a successful cyber-attack can cause.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.