It's still quite uncertain which company will be the first to bring DirectX 11 cards to the market, some sources say ATI while others claim it will be ATI. Today for instance Bit Tech heard from a Taiwanese source that ATI will be the first, the source claimed the first ATI DX11 GPU will be launched in October.
The sources said that AMD is “essentially ready” to release the new family of GPUs – and has been for some time – but the company is waiting for the problems with TSMC’s 40nm process to be ironed out.
The new family of GPUs – with the flagship rumoured to be called RV870 (although not confirmed by our sources) – will follow the same strategy that AMD employed with the Radeon HD 3000 and 4000 series. This means we can expect AMD to double up and use a pair of its fastest GPUs to create a dual-GPU flagship product of a similar ilk to the Radeon HD 4870 X2, which dominated the high-end for many months.
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Re: Rumor: ATI to be first with DirectX 11 by Anonymous on Saturday, May 30 2009 @ 03:36:26 CEST
Bump problems, late to market, all this so Nvidia can pursue parallel computing on GPU's?
Nvidia's focus on doing MORE than graphics on their GPU's has cost them speed and quality in getting a good GPU that does graphics to market ON TIME and one that doesn't BREAK after a year...