ATi accelerates Radeon
In order not to lose touch with the high-end graphics card market, ATi slightly increased the standard clock rates of the predecessor chip even before the introduction of the Radeon 2.
For example, the retail version of the 64MB Radeon graphics card now delivered with a chip clock of 200MHz (previously 183MHz) and a memory clock of 400MHz (previously 366MHz). As part of this small change, 5ns memory is now also used here. The slightly slower OEM versions are also accelerated from 175MHz chip and 350MHz memory rates to 183MHz and 366MHz respectively. It is a reaction to the announcement of the competitor nVidia, which now wants to gradually replace the GeForce2 GTS with the faster GeForce2 Pro on the market.