DailyTech reports ATI's upcoming 80nm RV560 and RV570 will be launched in August. They will feature the CrossFire compositing logic onboard, allowing dongle-less CrossFire compatibility with CrossFire capable motherboards.
Motherboard manufacturers told DailyTech a separate bridge would still be needed for dongle-less CrossFire.
VR-Zone may have snapped a few images of the required bridge shown behind closed doors to partners at Computex 2006. The new CrossFire bridge appears very similar to the NVIDIA SLI bridge. Never the less, there will be no need to find specific master or slave cards with the new RV560 and FV570 parts as all cards will have an onboard composite engine. The VR-Zone image shows two bridges connecting the two video cards.