R580 and X1900 here as soon as January, perhaps

By Justin Mann on
According to ATI's word, the long anticipated R580, based on a 90nm process, is set to be here as soon as this January. The Radeon X1900 is the first such card planned using the R580, which will bring things like Shader Model 3.0 support and Avivo. Some are worried, though, that like other recent launches from ATI, it will be a paper launch, with the actual product not being available for quite some time. There's also the continuing problem of ATI's supply, something they claimed was no longer a problem. And while we may be lucky and see the X1900 in January, we may only see standard cards, and not master cards, being made available. Hopefully, though, ATI will be able to follow through on this coming announcement.

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