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  • For all intents and purposes, the specifications haven't changed since July. Our card is clocked at 183/183MHz, unlike many of the OEM 64MB boards that ship at 166/166MHz. However, even the OEM boards we have seen come equipped with 5.5ns DDR memory, meaning an overclock to 183MHz shouldn't be a problem. Also, some of the OEM variants don't include the same VIVO capabilities as the retail cards; then again, some of them do. The bottom line here is to make sure you know which card you are buying because you may not end up with the desired version.

    • Powered by the ATI RADEON GPU
    • 64MB of DDR RAM running at 183MHz
    • RAMDAC: 350MHz
    • 1.1GTexel/s - 366MPixel/s Theoretical Fill Rate
    • ~27 Million triangles/s
    • Optional VIVO (included with retail card)
    • 3D Resolutions up to 2048x1536
    • AGP Universal Bus (2x/4x)
    • Optional DVI Interface powered by integrated TMDS transmitter
    • Support for Windows 98, ME, and 2000
    • 5 year limited warranty

    ATI mentioned to us that the cooling solution on the RADEON is mainly cosmetic, since the .18-micron etching process keeps the ASIC temperature fairly low. Despite the greater heat density of the smaller chip, we were unable to detect a spot hotter than 116 degrees Fahrenheit anywhere on the board - a testament to ATI's engineering.

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