ATI's next-gen high-end card to be dual-GPU

Posted on Thursday, Jun 26 2008 @ 10:15 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
FUD Zilla had a chat with AMD and heard the firm's next-generation high-end graphics card will again be a dual-GPU part:
We're not talking about R700, as this card is almost at our door step, we are talking about the R8x0 card that should show up at some point next year.

ATI has decided that performance per watt is very important and it wants to continue to make very fast mainstream / performance chips and use two of them for the high-end card. This is the way the company wants to go, as this makes more financial sense.

At this time we don’t know many details and we can only suspect that R800 is the current codename, but at least we know the direction where ATI wants to go. Nvidia at the same time still believes big bulky chips are the answer to the highest performance part question.

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