The reports state that ATI have confirmed they are due to launch their new architecture, the basis of the R5xx series, in the first half of 2005. Goldman also believes the architecture to be based on Shader 3.0 and be very focused on the memory interface and bus. The expectation is that GDDR4 memory technology will ramp in production in late 2005 and the memory interface will be compatible with it and be designed to scale to speeds of 1.2GHz (2.4GHz effective) over its lifetime.
More information about ATI's upcoming R5xx series at Beyond3D
ATI's R5xx series
Posted on Tuesday, November 02 2004 @ 0:50 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck