According to the analyst firm Pacific Crest Securities in a report fromEETimes,the R520 is a 24-stage pipeline chip that operates at 700-MHz. ATI is alsoreadying entry-level and mid-range chips, dubbed the RV515 and RV530,respectively. These chips, which are being made on a foundry basis by TSMC, areslated for introduction in September or October.TheInquireris more towards a 16 pipes R520 at the present moment. We have asked some ATI’sAIB partners and they aren’t 100% sure themselves but they are suggesting a 24pipes R520 would be more likely.

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