Diamond Multimedia has announced seven new Viper graphics cards, based upon the ATI X1600, X1900 and X1950 graphics chips.
At the high end, Diamond announced three new Viper cards based on the ATI X1950 chipset: the X1950 CrossFire and X1950XTXPCI-E models, plus the X1950PRO, an AGP card. The X1950 CrossFire and X1950 XTX each retail at $449.
Both the X1950 CrossFire and the X1950XTX use a core clock speed of 650 MHz and a 2.0GHz memory speed. The X1950AGP model, which has a 256-MB GDDR4 interface, core clock speed of 600MHz and a 1.4 GHz memory speed, is due in Oct. 2006 for an undisclosed price.
The four lower-end cards are available in the following configurations: X1900XT 256MB; X1650PRO 512MB and X1650 256MB (in both PCI Express and AGP versions) and the X1300XT, a PCI Express-based 256-Mbyte card.
According to Diamond, all four permutations of the Viper X1650 Pro — either the 512-Mbyte or 256-Mbyte card, in either PCI-E or AGP configurations — will be priced at $229. The X1900T 256 MB card will be priced at $399, while the X1300XT PCI Express card will sell for about $149.
Both the PCIE and AGP versions of the X1650PRO, 512MB and 256MB retail at $229. The X1900XT, 256MB retails at $399 and the CrossFire-ready X1300XT, PCI-E, 256MB retails at $149.