X-bit Labs listened to AMD's financial results conference call and heard a second-generation of DirectX 11 cards will be introduced later this year.
Advanced Micro Devices said that its ATI graphics business unit has shipped over sixteen million of DirectX 11-compatible graphics processing units and reiterated plans to introduce second-generation DirectX 11 graphics chips later in 2010. Besides, despite rumours, AMD expects supply constraints to ease in the second half of the year.
"Demand for our GPU offerings in the quarter was very strong, and shipments were temped only by supply constraints. This was the second straight quarter of record GPU shipments, led by an 18% sequential increase in notebook discrete units. More than half of our GPU shipments in the quarter were DirectX 11-capable and [so far] we have shipped nearly 16 million DX11 GPUs to date," said Dirk Meyer, chief executive officer of Advanced Micro Devices, during the quarterly conference call with financial analysts.
FUD Zilla on the other hand managed to get some additional information from their sources. They heard next-gen ATI cards will most likely arrive in October, and that the Turks and Caicos cards should replace the Radeon HD 5670 and Radeon HD 5550 and 5400. The next high-end part will be Cayman, but it's not sure whether this replacement for the Radeon HD 5800 series will make it to market this year.