Feeds

Tul hints at ATI Theater TV chip upgrade

Theater 650 Pro succeed 550 Pro?

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

ATI appears to be preparing an update to its Theater graphics chip family, if an announcement by Taiwanese card maker Tul is anything to go by. Tul recently revealed what it would be showing at next month's CeBIT show. Among them a product based on "ATI's latest Theatre chipset".

According to ATI, that's the Theater 550 Pro. Yet, Tul's product is dubbed the Theatre 650 Pro. The company already has a Theatre 550 Pro, and its general insistence on naming its various cards after the ATI products on which they're based would suggest ATI has a Theater 650 Pro part in the works too.

The Theater 550 Pro chip was launched almost a year ago, in March 2005, so it's arguably up for a revival. More recently, the chip became the cornerstone of ATI's Avivo video processing technology, but ATI is expected to add HDMI support to its products.

Indeed, Tul also said it will show its PowerColor X1300 HDMI card. It didn't announce specifications - the reference to the Theatre 650 Pro card was short on such details too - and it didn't say whether the board will support HDCP, the controversial HD-oriented copy protection scheme.

Tul also pledged to show off what it claims will be the world's first liquid-cooled graphics card based on ATI's CrossFire multi-GPU technology at CeBIT next month, along with the company's first HDMI-equipped boards.

The PowerColor X1600 XT EVO2 package combines a pair of CrossFire cards and drops cooling fans on favour of a liquid cooling system. It's not clear whether the product overclocks the two X1600 XT GPUs beyond their customary 590MHz clock speed, but it seems likely. Asus, for one, already has X1600 XT-based boards with liquid-less, passive cooling. ®

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

More from The Register

next story
Will.i.am gets CUFFED as he announces his new wristjob, the PULS
It's got four KILOWATTS of something, apparently
Don't wait for that big iPad, order a NEXUS 9 instead, industry little bird says
Google said to debut next big slab, Android L ahead of Apple event
Netscape Navigator - the browser that started it all - turns 20
It was 20 years ago today, Marc Andreeesen taught the band to play
A drone of one's own: Reg buyers' guide for UAV fanciers
Hardware: Check. Software: Huh? Licence: Licence...?
Jaguar Sportbrake: The chicken tikka masala of van-sized posh cars
Indian-owned Jag's latest offering curries favour with us
iPhone 6 shunned by fanbois in Apple's GREAT FAIL of CHINA
Just 100 Beijing fanbois queue to pick up new mobe
The Apple launch AS IT HAPPENED: Totally SERIOUS coverage, not for haters
Fandroids, Windows Phone fringe-oids – you wouldn't understand
Here's your chance to buy an ancient, working APPLE ONE
Warning: Likely to cost a lot even for a Mac
Is living with Dolby Atmos worth the faff?
Subtle, naturalistic ambiance – perfect for Transformers 4
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Win a year’s supply of chocolate
There is no techie angle to this competition so we're not going to pretend there is, but everyone loves chocolate so who cares.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.