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ATI will ship its latest workstation-class graphics card, the FireGL X3-256, later this month, the company said today.

The successor to the X2-256T, the X3-256 provides the same 256-bit memory bus, connected to 256MB of GDDR 3 memory. The new GPU provides 12 pixel pipelines fed by six geometry engines, up from its predecessor's eight pixel and four vertex pipelines.

ATI did not disclose memory or core clock frequencies, but it did claim that the new chip offers a 30 per cent increase in performance over the previous generation of FireGL products.

The board on which the chip sits connects to the host across an AGP 8x bus. It provides two DIV ports with Stereo 3D support - unlike the X2-256T - and the ability to drive a nine megapixel display.

ATI will be showing the X3-256 off at Siggraph next week ahead of the product's arrival at the end of August. It will be available through workstation maker, vendors and VARs, the company said.

It doesn't come cheap mind: expect to pay $1099 for it. ®

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