Bright Side of News claims NVIDIA might be the first to bring a DirectX 11 GPU to the market, as the ATI RV870 has reportedly been delayed to the fourth quarter of the year. The site claims the rumor about a Q1 2010 launch date for the GT300 is a blatant lie and heard the GeForce GTX 300 series is expected to be launched by late Q3 2009. If this information is correct, this means you can expect a August or September launch date for the NVIDIA GT300.
According to a rumored report on Fudzilla, ATI allegedly decided to postpone their DirectX 11 until after the release of Windows 7, while our sources cited that recent rumors about slipping into 2010 were "blatant lies" and "written by a person that has no sense of reality". We will refrain from comments and we usually dislike it if a fellow journalist is being dissed, unless it is a person who invents things up. Charlie is usually known to be on target, but this goes against the information we know. But what is important is that according to our sources, GeForce GTX 300 series will be shipped in late 3Q 2009, targeting the Back-to-School period. We're not talking about a October-November frame, but rather August or September. Our sources were not wrong in the past, and we have no reason to believe otherwise. BUT - this is a rumor story. Until the silicon comes out, we won't know who's who.
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Re: NVIDIA GT300 to be first DirectX 11 GPU? by Anonymous on Sunday, May 10 2009 @ 22:13:34 CEST
Doubtful Nvidia can have a "working" DX11 part (certainly not a high end part) by August. I think you are truly looking at December...