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ATI working on RV740

by on19 December 2008


RV730 on steroids

The main limitation of RV735 was the 128-bit wide bus, but ATI has been working on a new version of the chip, simply codenamed RV740 that will end up with a 256-bit bus.

This card should be available in Q1 2009 and it looks that it slipped the original schedule to launch in late 2008. This card will help ATI has a better position and more power in under $100 market and put the Geforce 9600GT under even more pressure.

This is obviously a 55nm chip, and it will help ATI dominate the sub-$100 market and try to get as many OEM deals as it possibly can. We expect to see some products based on this chip in Q1 2009.  

Last modified on 20 December 2008
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