Behind closed doors at Computex
AMD plans to show off its RV770XT and PRO cards at Computex, but it won't launch them until late June.We've learned that AMD plans a launch and retail /e-tail availabilityof RV770XT and PRO-based products in the last week of June.We've told you before that the real retail availability is planned forQ3 2008, and Q3, as you might know, will start on the first day ofJuly. If AMD decided to launch the card at Computex, the retail cardswould follow after three weeks and the company doesn’t want that.
In a week
RV770PRO with GDDR3 has been sampled a few weeks ago and AMD is about to sample RV770XT cards with GDDR5 memory.As we said before, RV770XT will end up as the faster from two and ithas the 512-bit memory support. Naturally, RV770XT is bigger and hotterthan its predecessor, the RV670XT, but at the same time it will end upsignificantly faster.It will have a bigger cooler and, of course, it supports DirectX 10.1and it's developed in 55nm. Remember this is a mainstream/performanceproduct and it won’t be that expensive.
Everyone was saying May at a point, but it looks like this isn't the case. Here's hoping that it's good priced and good performing - whenever it's released.
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its amazing how fast gfx come out.I hope we have newer tecnology or something because these cards are getting bigger
I heard of the 4000 family a while back, about a month ago. It looks like it will be a good video card, although I lost my interest in ATI/AMD about 2 years ago when everything just started going downward. They just cannot keep up with Intel and nVidia. Maybe the 3780 X2 was a success, but that is probably the only thing that can beat some of the most powerful nVidia cards. I wonder how this one will perform when it comes out.
I can't wait till the next gen Nvid cards come out... till now its just been die shrinks and more of the same....
Thats so true. I'm not sure but I think the ATI 4000 or 5000 has 35 nm!
I'm planning to get a new video card, i'm still stuck on Radeon 9700 Pro, lol
Good stuff! I guess its about time they refresh the lineup.
Why bring up a old thread this is from last year...