GECUBE ha annunciato la disponibilità, al prezzo di riferimento di $249, della scheda video Radeon X1800GTO, che è basata sulla vpu R520 di ATI, operante con clock a 500MHz, ed è dotata di 256Mb di memoria GDDR3 a 1000MHz.
Le principali feature dell'architettura di questo prodotto, che si annuncia molto interessante in virtù dell'elevato rapporto qualità/prezzo, sono il numero di pixel pipeline (12) ed il pieno supporto delle tecnologie Avivo e HDR.
Taipei, Taiwan, March 22, 2006 --GECUBE, the major supplier of the world's leading graphics card brand, today announced the Mainstream Performance budget graphic card and now shipping to the market—the GECUBE RADEON X1800GTO 256MB AVIVO high-performance graphics card powered by the ATI R520 VPU (visual processing unit).
The GECUBE RADEON X1800GTO series cards is available at a suggested e-retailer price of $249 which delivers outstanding gaming performance that will dominate other graphics options in its price class.
With simultaneous support of High Dynamic Range (HDR) and anti-aliasing (AA)-functionality unique to ATI-the Radeon X1800 GTO is the ideal choice for those who want their games to look their best.
The X1800GTO is an important addition to the Radeon X1800 series further strengthening the mid-range market and giving users a powerful gaming card with a range of multimedia functions."
Featuring the same ultra-threaded shader architecture and revolutionary new memory architecture of ATI's award-winning Radeon X1800 XT and Radeon X1800 XL GPUs; the Radeon X1800GTO rounds out the series at an unbeatable value-to-performance ratio.
Radeon X1800 GTO has 12 pixel shader processors, a 256-bit GDDR3 memory interface and operates at 500 MHz core and 1000 MHz memory speeds-ensuring it has the performance headroom to support the most visually intensive games and applications today and well into the future. It will also ensure an exceptional experience with Microsoft's next-generation operating system, Windows Vista, when it launches later this year.
In addition, it supports the ATI's Avivo visual technology to ensures the Radeon X1800 GTO delivers superior high definition video playback and image quality. The ATI Avivo Video Converter and along with the X1800GTO hardware built-in provides the fast and easy way to transform your videos to play on today’s new breed of portable entertainment devices. It can cut the conversion time by 80% or more. It is a "transcoder,” a tool that converts digital video from one file format to another, enabling the same video clip to play on industry standard home DVD/DivX players, PC’s or portable media devices such as the Apple iPod, Sony portable gaming device, Creative Zen and many others.
Source: Gecube Press Release