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AMD Promises “DirectX 10+” Graphics Chips Next Year

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July 27, 2007 11:19:09 PM

You beat me too it! =/ just going to post the same thing!

2008? i mean thats just a year away, and DAAMNIT barely got off the HD 2000 series and now with the 8800's in full swing it seems this tech war is getting insanely out of control if it is true that the G92 will be release November(which i seriously doubt) but wow!
BTW what the hells DX10+ i thought it was 10.1? or A or something like that
July 28, 2007 12:16:01 AM

im not complaining if the tech war makes the tech get better and cheaper faster
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July 28, 2007 7:24:18 PM

like what happened with the cpu wars might happen next year =]
July 29, 2007 1:56:07 AM

R700 comming out of same group that made Xenos for XBox. I heard they are ahead of schedule. Hector Ruiz spoke about R700 in a presentation this week and it looks like they are keeping the conservative deadline for next year.

Time will tell.

July 29, 2007 8:10:19 PM

bum_jcrules said:
R700 comming out of same group that made Xenos for XBox. I heard they are ahead of schedule. Hector Ruiz spoke about R700 in a presentation this week and it looks like they are keeping the conservative deadline for next year.

Time will tell.
While the Xenos is an impressive piece of technology(especially as it was designed for a $400 game console), I think AMD will have trouble keeping up if Nvidia really releases the G92 in Q4 2007.
July 30, 2007 11:45:27 AM

What is DX10+???
and when they mention PCI Express 2.0 do they mean the new PCI gen.?
a c 169 U Graphics card
July 30, 2007 12:33:46 PM

I think they mean new PCI gen
a b U Graphics card
July 30, 2007 7:07:34 PM

Heyyou27 said:
While the Xenos is an impressive piece of technology(especially as it was designed for a $400 game console), I think AMD will have trouble keeping up if Nvidia really releases the G92 in Q4 2007.


The G9x is only a refresh though and the R700 is a copletely new architecture with multi-core support which would allow more modular solution.

So theoretically if the G9x is significantly faster than the R6xx then they just change their target allocation of cores/card.

If they can move to a more modular solution where 1-2 R700 core is the mid range and 2-4+ is the high end then they've got the ideal solution from a production perspective.

An interesting aspect of that type of design is that then an NVIO style external I/O chip makes sense because each core doesn't need RAMDACs and TMDS if you have them in multiple clusters.
a b U Graphics card
July 30, 2007 7:50:03 PM

virgilio said:
What is DX10+???


It could mean anything, greater than D3D10.0 or greater than the draft D3D10.1 features, and thus beyond the current DX10 specs, and closer to DX11.

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and when they mention PCI Express 2.0 do they mean the new PCI gen.?



PCIE 2.0 is already a PCI-SIG spec, supposedly the R600 supports it somewhat (early demos showed the R600 running withjust one 6 pin power connector enabled). So it would also be the next gen of PCIExpress not next gen of PCI.
July 30, 2007 7:54:10 PM

TheGreatGrapeApe said:
It could mean anything, greater than D3D10.0 or greater than the draft D3D10.1 features, and thus beyond the current DX10 specs, and closer to DX11.

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and when they mention PCI Express 2.0 do they mean the new PCI gen.?



PCIE 2.0 is already a PCI-SIG spec, supposedly the R600 supports it somewhat (early demos showed the R600 running withjust one 6 pin power connector enabled). So it would also be the next gen of PCIExpress not next gen of PCI.


Don't mention DX11 :p  Let the first DX10 game arrive before you start jumping the gun on the next API.
a b U Graphics card
July 30, 2007 11:19:04 PM

DX11 is already being discussed by M$, so trust me if AMD is talking about DX10+ they may very well be talking about anything from D3D10.1 to DX11, cause for sure they're already discussing it (DX11) in Thornhill and Sunnyvale.
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