AMD has rolled out the ATI Radeon X1050
. It is an low level graphics chip intended for board makers to offer as a minimum-specification Windows Vista Aero Glass-friendly upgrade.
The X1050 contains 16 pixel shaders
in four pipelines and fed by a pair of vertex shaders
. It's a PCI Express
part, but the connection of a bridge chip makes AGP
boards a possibility too. Three configurations are on offer, respectively supporting 128MB of DDR
, 128MB of DDR
2 and 256MB of DDR
2 video memory across.
Early supporters of the X1050 include GeCube
and Tul's PowerColor