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AMD RV870: 40 nanometer DirectX 11 GPU in August?

With the RV870 AMD wants to be the first of the big graphics cards producers to introduce a DirectX 11 GPU. According to the media the first devices will be on sale in August already.
AMD RV870: DirectX 11 GPU in 40 nm in August?
 
AMD RV870: DirectX 11 GPU in 40 nm in August? [Source: view picture gallery]
Currently the big graphics card companies are only renovating their product portfolios, but the RV870 is said to be a new development again. With the RV870 AMD is supposed to support DirectX 11 which is scheduled for the second half of 2009. According to TCMagazine the RV870 GPU will hit the markets in August 2009.

The 40 nanometer GPU is said to be produced in big quantities by TSMC in July so that the first final graphics cards will become available in August. More details about the GPU have not been revealed yet. AMD is currently working on the launch of the RV740 which is also produced in 40 nanometers and should be introduced soon.

More articles related to the RV740 and DirectX11:
Ati Radeon HD 4770: AMD's competition for the Geforce 9800 GT
DirectX 11: Battlefield's Frostbite Engine already ported
Ati Radeon HD 4750: PCI-E power connector required?

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Author: Andreas Link (Apr 20, 2009)






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Yapa Re: AMD RV870: 40 nanometer DirectX 11 GPU in August?
Senior Member
21.04.2009 10:57
I dont think DX10 even today has much popularity... yes some games have it but from what I can see its 40/60... with 60% of games still being DX9 only.

Win7 will help DX10/10.1 A LOT and I'm sure more and more games will adopt this new technology because there will be more users switching from XP in the next year.

I dont think DX11 will be widly implemented until 2011+.

Another thing hindering DX10+ development is "consoles"... since they are DX9 only... lazy developers who only port games are not making a DX10 code path.

A shocking example would be the new "Call of Juarez : Bound in Blood". This was one of the early (or first?) DX10 games and the sequel (or prequel!) is actually only DX9... only because the developers main focus is consoles and a ported PC version. Sadly.

Yapa
Ar.Pi Re: AMD RV870: 40 nanometer DirectX 11 GPU in August?
Senior Member
20.04.2009 22:39
Until Windows 7 hits the market, DX11 will have the same popularity that DX10 had.
harshahorizon Re: AMD RV870: 40 nanometer DirectX 11 GPU in Augu...
Senior Member
20.04.2009 17:45
DX 11 hmmmmmmmmmmmmm.........................looking forward

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