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Sapphire unveils 'ultimate' ATI graphics card

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Graphics card maker Sapphire has announced an AMD ATI Radeon X1950 Pro-based board that it pledged was not only on average five per cent faster than cards fitted with the same GPU but also much quieter too.

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The Ultimate Edition X1950 Pro clocks the GPU to 580MHz and its 256MB of GDDR 3 video memory to 1.6GHz. Cooling comes courtesy of a Zalman heatpipe-based active-cooling unit and a separate memory-specific heatsink.

The X1950 Pro chip contains 36 pixel shaders and eight vertex shader. It supports AMD's Avivo video enhancement system, and the board is ready for CrossFire set-ups using the new internal connector. It also supports the HDCP copy-protection standard, so it's ready to play HD content at full resolution.

The Ultimate Edition X1950 Pro has a pair of 2,560 x 1,600 dual-link DVI ports and an s-video TV-out connector capable of running at up to 1,024 x 768, Sapphire said.

Sapphire didn't say when the board will ship or how much it will retail for, but the card will ship with a full version of Just Cause. ®

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