: New ATI Mobile Graphics Chip

Jun 1st, 2004, 12:02 PM
ATI has introduced the new Mobile graphics chip, the Mobility Radeon X600 (http://www.ati.com/products/mobilityradeonx600/index.html)

Jun 1st, 2004, 08:19 PM

Jun 1st, 2004, 08:26 PM
Depends... is this X600 going to be in Macs anytime soon?

Jun 1st, 2004, 08:26 PM
Do you smell that? A new 17" Powerbook with a G5 and a PCI-X based video card? tongue.gif

Jun 2nd, 2004, 01:47 AM
what's this?! Do I smell another upgrade?!LOL! graemlins/lmao.gif

Jun 2nd, 2004, 06:42 AM


Jun 2nd, 2004, 09:16 AM
This is not a PCI-X video card it is a PCI Express videocard.

There is a major difference:


Talks about the difference between AGP, PCI, PCI-X and PCI-EXPRESS.

Jun 2nd, 2004, 06:35 PM
what's this?! Do I smell another upgrade?!LOL!
Well, Apple has to give you some reason to buy the next 17" Powerbook - it can't be just for the CPU speed.

And insertclevername is correct that this is a PCI Express card/chip not a PCI-X card/chip. PCI Express appears to be the successor to AGP (it could also replace PCI). Apple hasn't implemented PCI Express on its motherboards yet, but maybe the upcoming G5 or the next Powerbook will.

The desktop version of this PCI Express video card has already been introduced. It's the Radeon X800. So far no Mac version of this card has been annnounced.