AMD's Developer Relations Chief Richard Huddy gave a demo of the abilities of the first DirectX 11 graphics cards, like hardware tessellation and DirectX 11 Compute Shaders. Huddy says AMD's Evergreen card will be a dual-slot cooled mid-end model with a price tag of +$100.
AMD's Evergreen family of DirectX 11 compatible graphics card is supposed to be launched in 2009 - the GPU manufacturer is quite sure that it will be possible to offer DirectX 11 cards in time for the release of Microsoft's Windows 7 on October 22.
According to AMD's head of the Developer Relations department, Richard Huddy, AMD expects to be surprise the customers with the performance of the Evergreen cards. Mr. Huddy said:
"I would say we don't make money by delivering slow hardware. Our expectation is that we'll give you a really pleasant surprise this year when we ship our DX11 hardware."