FUD Zilla reports the upcoming RV870 GPU from ATI will have the same design guidelines as the RV770. No big changes are expected, it will likely be the first DirectX 11 GPU with a launch likely slated for September.
We’ve confirmed something that we’ve heard a long time ago, but we could not second it. Now we know that RV770 design concepts are the guidelines for the design of ATI's upcoming chip that well all keep calling RV870. This Evergreen generation chip has the same design concepts but you can expect faster speeds and more shader units. The shader units are changed in order to accommodate DirectX 11 needs as this is the big focus of the chip.