Bright Side of News got their hands on details regarding the launch events of AMD's upcoming DirectX 11 graphics cards. Journalists in EMEA and APAC regions will be the first to be briefed, but nothing will be allowed to go out in public until the North American launch which is set for September 10th onboard the historical USS Hornet aircraft carrier. It is a paper launch though, it's expected to take a week or two until benchmark results will be available and Evergreen cards won't be available for sale until late September (around September 24th).
The company is preparing quite a spectacle, as it should be in order for a major product release - a lot is expected from DirectX 11 API, and in all of our talks with AMD staff about the Evergreen series, word "breakthrough" was mentioned a lot of times.
The location for the launch of ATI Evergreen series [which Far Eastern AIB vendors still label as RV870, RV840 and so on] is something truly special and the timing could not be better. USS Hornet aircraft carrier was built in 1942 and served all the way until 1970, when it was decommissioned. This carrier was the key piece for the Apollo space mission. 11 years ago, in 1998 the ship was turned into a museum and was opened to the general public.
ATI Evergreen will take launch during Patriots & Heroes Week [September 5-11th], so all the visitors of the event will be present at the ship during special festivities. AMD is getting ready to take off with multiple Evergreen ASICs, and the time has come for new generation of Radeons to come into the limelight.