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The latest AMD ATI roadmaps reveal details of more DirectX 10 graphics cards

DailyTech has just finished its briefing on the upcoming AMD ATI Radeon launches.  The company has three major launches over the next few months: codenamed R600, R610 and R630.

The R600, ATI's ultra-high-end Radeon X1950 successor, has a production date scheduled for February 2007.  The card will launch at or around the Cebit 2007 convention in mid-March.  Shipments will follow shortly after.

Our latest roadmaps indicate R600 will support unified shaders and GDDR4 or GDDR3 memory.  GDDR3 versions of the card running revision "A12" silicon appear to be making rounds in the blogsphere, and select press can even take a sneak peak  of the card under embargo here at CES.  The final silicon for R600 will be "A13."

A GDDR4 version of the card will be the flagship launch product. Clock frequencies on any R600 card have not been set officially yet, and will not appear on marketing material until just a few weeks before the launch.

The company has also added the R610 and R630 GPUs to the roadmap.  In the past, ATI has used lower number codenames to denote entry-level products.  We would suspect R610 would be the entry-level R600 cutdown, and R630 would be the mid-range chipset.  The Radeon roadmap puts both of these products on the shelf before June 2007.

All R600-series GPUs from ATI are compatible with DirectX 10.

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By IntelUser2000 on 1/9/2007 5:39:51 AM , Rating: 2
Late, maybe, but if the product is good, I don't think it really matters. Worst case scenario for ATI, Nvidia come up with a new product not too long after the R600 release or they lower their price, either ways, we ( the consumers ) win.

Let's see the products that came out to meet the expectations and were late from original date. Hmm... hmm... hmm... I can't think of any.

Prescott... NV30... R520...

Now for software it might be different.

RE: Does this not seem like a late launch date?
By RMSe17 on 1/9/2007 9:12:35 AM , Rating: 2
Too bad Prescott was crap due to it's high heat and inability to reach the clock rate that it's extra long pipeline was designed for.

By IntelUser2000 on 1/9/2007 10:22:39 PM , Rating: 2
Too bad Prescott was crap due to it's high heat and inability to reach the clock rate that it's extra long pipeline was designed for.

Did you happen to figure out that people like you are annoying?? Did you fail to understand what I was trying to point out??

Can you really not figure out what Prescott/NV30/R520 had in common??

Somehow you have a belief NV30 and R520 was an EXCELLENT product.

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