We reported some months ago that R520 will have up to 300 million transistors but it turned out that ATI manage to squeeze even more transistors on its die. This leads up to the fact that it's very likely to have more pipelines than in the current generation. Last number was 16 and now it's time to go toward 24 we would speculate.
It will be introduced sometime either in May or in early June but I would not be that optimistic that you will actually be able to buy any of them just after the launch. It all takes time, as you know.
We don't believe its going to be easy to cool 300 to 350 millions or transistors but we think that ATI won't have too many problems to cool this card and make it quiet. µ
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