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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by MamiyaOtaru on Mon 14th May 2007 19:58 UTC
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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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