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More RV560 and RV570 details

DailyTech previously reported ATI would be launching 80nm mainstream GPU parts in the near future. The new RV560 and RV570 80nm parts will launch in August and September of 2006 and integrate the CrossFire compositing logic onboard. This will allow dongle-less CrossFire compatibility with CrossFire capable motherboards. Dongle-less CrossFire will not move all data across the PCI Express bus however. Motherboard manufacturers told DailyTech a separate bridge would still be needed for dongle-less CrossFire.

VR-Zone may have snapped a few images of the required bridge shown behind closed doors to partners at Computex 2006. The new CrossFire bridge appears very similar to the NVIDIA SLI bridge.  Never the less, there will be no need to find specific master or slave cards with the new RV560 and FV570 parts as all cards will have an onboard composite engine. The VR-Zone image shows two bridges connecting the two video cards.

Motherboard manufacturers have told DailyTech an ATI board will not be required for dongle-less CrossFire, however these same sources also originally claimed CrossFire on RV560 and RV570 wouldn't require a bridge like NVIDIA's SLI.


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Wow!
By sxr7171 on 6/11/2006 12:43:42 PM , Rating: 1
What a novel idea! We've never seen this before. Good job ATI!




RE: Wow!
By shadowzz on 6/11/2006 1:15:57 PM , Rating: 4
No kidding. I'm so dissapointed with this I don't even know where to start trolling. No, wait. I could always troll a bit on Dailytech. Here we go:

#############################################
# Welcome to ATI's R&D Department Mainframe
#
# Please enter choice!
#############################################

[ ] Buy low brow Taiwanese chipset provider
- [ ] SiS
- [ ] VIA
[x] Release dual analog tuner one month after competition
[x] Avivo
- [x] Don't enable 2/3 of the functions to compete with PureVideo
[ ] Quad SLI^H^H^H CrossFire
- [ ] Dongle Free
- [ ] Announced Quad CrossFire, then don't support it officially
[x] Intel and AMD chipset with auto-overclocking features
[x] Announce physics platform without middleware support
- [ ] Announce relatitory competitive announcement
- [ ] Claim exclusivity and 100x performance gains

Seriously, you can't make this stuff up.


RE: Wow!
By rqle on 6/11/2006 2:28:33 PM , Rating: 2
WOW, its like an organize army of you guys in here. joint operation attack and the first 5 post too. impressive fans.


RE: Wow!
By PT2006 on 6/11/2006 8:15:49 PM , Rating: 2
I think it's like Apple -- the people who love ATI the most are the people who slam them the most.


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