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AMD's R600 launch will be in Africa

A night in Tunisia
Fri Mar 23 2007, 11:11
AMD WILL launch its R600 product in Tunisia. We already told you that the launch will be the biggest ever, now we can disclose the location.

The launch will be from April 23rd to April 24th in city of Tunis, capital of Tunisia and will span across two days, showing AMD's complete next-generation line-up of mobile and desktop GPUs.

AMD is simultaneously launching low-end, mainstream, and high-end desktop and mobile parts, making this a very first simultaneous, across-the-board launch for any GPU vendor.

When we write that AMD is launching everything, this means that the company is launching gaming, video and stream computing technologies: Radeons and FireStreams amd the Stream Processor line-up.

We are pretty sure that AMD will show R600 chips from the initial production batch - the 80nm one. The R600 is 80nm chip with the launch boards sportingm GDDR3 memory. Our sources continue to confirm to us that a later one - the "production" chip - is a die shrink.

Yes, we are talking about a 720M trannie chip manufactured on a 65nm process over at TSMC. When the 65nm chip will break cover remains to be seen. µ


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