Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th May 2007 18:59 UTC, submitted by Michael
3D News, GL, DirectX "It's late, but it's finally here. This morning AMD will be formally announcing their long-awaited Radeon HD 2000 series, or perhaps better known as the ATI R600 GPU. The AMD Radeon HD 2000 series features DirectX 10.0 (well, for those that use Microsoft products), Avivo HD, a programmable tessellation unit, CrossFire support, and much more. This morning we have our technology preview of ATI/AMD's next generation GPUs along with what's in store for Linux and the R600 series support." Update: AnandTech has a 31-page review of the R600.
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8800 GTS arrives tomorrow
by jjmckay on Mon 14th May 2007 19:42 UTC
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2005-11-11

I ordered a nVidia 8800GTS 320 yesterday and I'm glad. I have no regets missing this ATI card, unless I wanted to cook eggs on my computer case and add to needlessly to my carbon footprint.

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RE: 8800 GTS arrives tomorrow
by AdamW on Mon 14th May 2007 20:24 UTC in reply to "8800 GTS arrives tomorrow"
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2005-07-06

The Reg article (http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2007/05/14/review_amd_radeon_2900xt/) has power dissipation very close to the 8800GTX.

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drivers
by MamiyaOtaru on Mon 14th May 2007 19:58 UTC
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2005-11-11

Performance, heat etc are not up to the level of nVidia's latest stuff. The only thing this card could have going for it, the only reason I'd get it, would be if it had open drivers. If AMD comes through with that I might give them a look, otherwise the state of the hardware itself just isn't rosy enough to care. Also, considering not everyone cares about open drivers, I wonder how this card would do even then.

At least AMD isn't competing with the top of the line nVidia card on price. I say "at least" because the cheaper price point means someone might buy it, but I doubt AMD is happy with not having a top price card, since that is where the per-card margins are the highest. Hopefully they can get going with a die shrink or something. As so many people said when Core 2 destroyed AMD, competition is better than none. Hopefully there will be more parity at some point in the future.

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RE: drivers
by Narishma on Mon 14th May 2007 21:36 UTC in reply to "drivers"
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2005-07-06

The problem is it's not even competing on price. The 8800GTS 640 (which is not top of the line) outperforms it in every game and is ~$50 cheaper.

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Here's more info...
by ronaldst on Mon 14th May 2007 20:14 UTC
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2005-06-29

http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=39603

I find it weird that the Inquirer is getting more and more technical all the time. lol

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RE: Here's more info...
by thebackwash on Mon 14th May 2007 21:19 UTC in reply to "Here's more info..."
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2005-07-06

I find it weird that the Inquirer is getting more and more technical all the time. lol


yipes! i've been sad panda that arstechnica has strayed from its roots, but i have to laugh at the irony if the inq were to take its place.

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by vermaden on Mon 14th May 2007 22:03 UTC
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2006-11-18

Better late then Never.

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meh
by zsitvaij on Mon 14th May 2007 22:11 UTC
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2006-06-14

but does it run linux? :/

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RE: meh
by kaiwai on Mon 14th May 2007 22:24 UTC in reply to "meh"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Unfortunately, no - their current drivers don't support it.

Hence, they're going to be forever off my computer purchasing radar; failure to support Solaris to me instantly kicks them off the list of suppliers to either to me or those who I provide consultancy.

If Ati wish to think we're a 'small bunch' let them, because they're doing it at their peril.

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