May 6, 2005
ATI 512MB Radeon X800 XL
ATI launched its first consumer 512MB graphics board this week, and we've been evaluating it for the past few days. Nvidia announced a 512MB part not so long ago, with a 6800 Ultra variant based on the Quadro FX 4400 hardware they've had in the professional space for a wee while. ATI's new product has no immediate pro-level pairing, and with Nvidia looking like it will bring a 512MB 6800 GT to the table soon, we're beginning to see the arrival of true half-a-gig consumer products.