Some sources claim AMD is going to unveil the R680 this year but according to X-bit Labs the firm will likely release a new high-end graphics card at CES 2008 in January.
Sources familiar with the plans of ATI, graphics product group of Advanced Micro Devices, said this week that the company does have plans to conquer the market of high-end graphics cards again with the product code-named R680. Unfortunately, the new graphics board will not be released shortly from now and will also have a number of drawbacks.
The rumoured code-named ATI R680 graphics product does exist in the roadmap, sources confirmed. However, the R680 is not a high-performance single-chip graphics solution, but a dual-chip graphics board akin to Nvidia’s GeForce 7950 GX2 or ATI’s Rage Fury Maxx. One ATI R680 graphics card will carry two ATI RV670 graphics processing units (GPUs) with dedicated memory and connected using ATI CrossFire interface for multi-GPU solutions. Actual specifications are currently under consideration by both AMD and its partners among graphics cards makers.