Latest ATI "R600," "R610" and "R630" Details
January 9, 2007 4:14 AM
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The latest AMD ATI roadmaps reveal details of more DirectX 10 graphics cards
has just finished its briefing on the upcoming AMD ATI Radeon launches. The company has three major launches over the next few months: codenamed
, 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
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
will be "A13."
A GDDR4 version of the card will be the flagship launch product. Clock frequencies on any
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
GPUs to the roadmap. In the past, ATI has used lower number codenames to denote entry-level products. We would suspect
would be the entry-level
would be the mid-range chipset. The Radeon roadmap puts both of these products on the shelf before June 2007.
-series GPUs from ATI are compatible with DirectX 10.
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RE: Does this not seem like a late launch date?
1/9/2007 8:20:18 AM
Also, i'm sure I remember reading something that said NV originally planned to release G80 in Q1 '06. If, no, IF that was the case, I can't help but wonder how it could be D3D10 compliant in the first place.
I could very well be wrong about the original release date.
As for R600, I can't imagine ATI not having an advantage here with them being able to leverage the xenos architecture, and some R580 branching capability. Now, obviously i'm just talking out my ass here, but something just doesn't seem to add up!!
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