Some industry sources expect AMD is preparing to show off a full lineup of new graphics cards at CeBIT. This includes the high-end R600 and also the mid-stream RV630 and low-end RV610 counterparts.
The sources also added that RV610 manufacturing will bypass 80nm and move directly to 65nm, and it may also support DDR4 memory.
Sources at Taiwan graphics card makers commented that it is not surprising that ATI is introducing more advanced nodes for its graphics production. Both the RV560 and RV570 skipped production on 90nm, going directly to 80nm in the past. The sources were more interested in knowing whether the mainstream RV630 will also skip production on 80nm and move directly to 65nm, given that the previous mainstream 1650XP that skipped a node to adopt 80nm production did not draw satisfactory feedback from the channel.
The RV610 should be available in volume by the end of April while the RV630 will arrive a bit later, in May.