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R600 driver takes shape

DirectX 10 countdown begins
Tue Jan 02 2007, 17:13
THE DIRECTX 10 Vista driver for R600 is almost done. Those DAAMIT chaps are polishing it as we speak. We know that ATI is still trying to finish up Crossfire support and to polish up the OpenGL performance in Vista driver but the driver will be ready for hardware launch.

Some other details are around which we cannot yet confirm. What we know is that the chip is 80 nanometre, has a 512-bit memory controller, unified Shader marchitecture, supports DirectX 10 and should make G80 run for its money.

The launch should take place in February, late according to our usually very well-informed sources but this is also a date that has been moved around more than a few times.

It sure is late but it will make Nvidia speed up its G80. The overclocked versions will flood the market starting January. µ


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