The cat is out of the bag, so to speak, after today's earnings conference call for AMD. One of the things that ended up being discussed by AMD CEO Dirk Meyer in today's call was the future of AMD's graphics division, where AMD's "second-generation DX11" GPUs were mentioned.

We will be launching our second-generation DX11 graphics offerings next week.

Later on, he also had the following to say about what's launching and what the expected volume is:

We'll be introducing our second-generation of DX11 technology into the market with some launch activities actually next week. We'll be shipping all the family members of that product line I'll call it, by the end of this quarter, and total volume think in terms of several hundred thousand, or hundreds of thousands of units.

No further details were given, so we'll have to see what they're up to next week.

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  • silverblue - Friday, October 15, 2010 - link

    The 460 1GB is a great card (I assume you have the 1GB?), however the vast majority of the 5xxx line beats it on price/performance, and this is nVidia's best in terms of price/performance.

    The 6xxx series has, for one thing, a revised and more extensive shader system, and should address some of the 5xxx series' shortcomings. If the price is right, even the 460 won't be enough for nVidia, at least until Fermi's next revision. Sad, but true.
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  • El_Capitan - Friday, October 15, 2010 - link

    What vast majority of the 5xxx line beats two 460 1GB overclocked in SLI in price/performance?

    Furmark benchmarks we have going at OverclockersClub @ 1024 x 768 full screen for 1 minute:
    Two GTX 460 1GB in SLI at 895/1070/1790 = $430; 16,681 points
    Dual HD 5850 1GB in Crossfire at 920/1200 = $540; 16,220 points
    Dual HD 5870 1GB in Crossfire at 900/1300 = $740; 16,668 points

    Not to mention I play at 1920 x 1200 with AAx8 when I do play games.

    What Kool-Aid are you drinking?
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  • Parhel - Friday, October 15, 2010 - link

    Seriously, what is the relevance of low-res Furmark benches to someone looking to buy a video card? Also, your prices are way off. Try:

    2x GTX 460 1GB = $420
    2x HD 5850 = $480
    2x HD 5870 1GB = $600
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  • El_Capitan - Friday, October 15, 2010 - link

    There's some relevance, but if you want to try me with some 1920 x 1200 with AAx8 benchmarks on a couple of games, I'd be happy to oblige. Reply
  • geok1ng - Friday, October 15, 2010 - link

    Assuming you are not a troll ( i may be wrong), then you are the kind of person who uses $420 worth of video cards to play at 1024x768, hardly a smart idea.

    And the price comparison is not only outdated, but misleadingly oversimplified. To use the 460s in SLi one must include an extra $50 for an SLi capable mobo.

    Now back to the subject: the battle is Dx11 ( that nobody plays/uses) and price x performance.

    it is good for the future of Dx game developers that a larger base of Dx11 capable cards is installed, so expect better Dx11 numbers and prices. this is good for every user and owner of Dx11 cards, regardless of green/red issues.

    And it is better for everyone that newer/faster/cheaper cards come out, most competition on the market is a win/win situation.

    I am still playing with a 4870x2, and yes if i was on the market for a card by the time the 460 was launched i could give it a passing look, but the 460 come out almost a year and 2 whole buying seasons after the 5870, most people are usisng videos cards for gaming, not for bragging rights and fanboyism, and wont wait months for a card that is not magival, something that the 460 can not claim to be.

    The card that define the current generation is the 5750 that introduded the 1080p gaming to low profile systems, fanless systems.

    The king of the hill battle will be fighted on triple monitor setups and 2560x1600. anything below it is a matter of price since most cards achieve greater than 30fps minimum at 1080p in most games.

    and yes i am curious to see 6970 numbers at 2560x1600, especially idle power.
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  • El_Capitan - Friday, October 15, 2010 - link

    I'm the troll for pointing out real user-data for overclocked benchmark comparisons with prices when you obviously didn't read the 2nd to last line saying, "Not to mention I play at 1920 x 1200 with AAx8 when I do play games."?

    To use SLI, you don't need an extra $50? Are you insane? The Asus Sabertooth x58 is $180, and a decebt AMD Nvidia chipset AM3 motherboard is $60 - $100.
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  • ggathagan - Saturday, October 16, 2010 - link

    Just thought I'd point out that silverblue said nothing about SLI, which would infer single card. Reply
  • nafhan - Friday, October 15, 2010 - link

    If I had to buy right now, I'd get a 460. However, it'd probably make more sense to wait and see what comes out next week.
    Anyway, I've been enjoying my 5750 for about a year now :)
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  • AnnonymousCoward - Friday, October 15, 2010 - link

    "Poor AMD fanboys"? What are you talking about?

    btw, I've bought 3 nvidia cards and 0 ATI, and I'll tell you that ATI is far ahead of nvidia right now. The 5850 and 5870 consume 50-70 Watts less than the GTX465 and GTX470, while beating their performance most of the time. That's 5 Amps! But the GTX460 only consumes 5% more power than the 5850, while costing $170 (768MB version) instead of $270, and being 0-30% slower, so it turns out to be a good value, due to pricing and not technical merit.
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  • El_Capitan - Friday, October 15, 2010 - link

    Do you overclock? Overclocked the GTX 460 1GB at $215 comes close to par with an overclocked 5850 1GB's at $270 in lower resolution games, and better at higher resolutions. Not to take anything away with AMD, but the claim that AMD owns the price/performance card is rediculous. Reply

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