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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  • Parhel - Friday, October 15, 2010 - link

    It seems like when you're discussing price/performance comparisons between ATI and NVidia, you're only interested in talking about one very specific price point. What about every other card that NVidia offers that isn't a GTX 460? Reply
  • AMD_Pitbull - Friday, October 15, 2010 - link

    "What about every other card that NVidia offers that isn't a GTX 460 1GB overclock?"

    There, I fixed it for ya :)
  • El_Capitan - Friday, October 15, 2010 - link

    Depends on the discussion. If it's the best bang for the buck, then the GTX 460 1GB in SLI wins hands down. Before that, I'd give credit to the 5770 1GB in Crossfire.

    As for people wanting to spend more than $450 for card(s), I'll admit, I don't know.
  • El_Capitan - Friday, October 15, 2010 - link

    Don't even mention to me about the drivers for AMD. I haven't had to revert back to any previous Nvidia drivers for a long while now. Reply
  • Taft12 - Friday, October 15, 2010 - link

    I guess that's technically true if the new driver cooks your GPU for good - not much point reverting after that happens!
  • El_Capitan - Friday, October 15, 2010 - link

    Touche... though I didn't experience any problems. I probably didn't update to that driver before they removed it. Reply
  • sinPiEqualsZero - Friday, October 15, 2010 - link

    I really don't understand why the Dailytech and Twitter sections (which are laid out the same way) can't be integrated into one frame along with another tab for Press Releases. Seems like it would be a more efficient use of space and could even let you put in another ad. I just don't like clicking on an article in Anandtech and finding out that the blurb on the front was actually the article...I was hoping for something a bit more concrete that we wouldn't find elsewhere.

    Nice to know they're coming, though.
  • 7Enigma - Friday, October 15, 2010 - link

    As mentioned earlier, if they are releasing next week you for sure have at least 1 card if not more of this new series. And probably have for a couple weeks.

    No sleep for you until the review is out. :)
  • vozmem - Friday, October 15, 2010 - link

    Ticked, now will be Tock. No need to have headache. Reply
  • mac2j - Friday, October 15, 2010 - link

    There's a ton of information about these cards on dozens of sites right now but virtually nothing here - are you guys under an NDA or something?

    October 22 - 6870 and 6850 launch (Barts XT and Pro) ... the early performance numbers from different sites don't agree but a couple sites have them faster than the 5850/5870 which would be quite a jump considering the ~$300 price on the 6870.

    November 19 - 6970 and 6950 launch (Cayman XT and Pro)... faster than the GTX 480 by as much as 30-40%

    Mid-December - 6990? - dual-GPU card - >30% faster than 5970 ... its unclear which GPUs will be used as the power consumption of the 6970 is expected to GTX 480-like. Its possible this could be a dual 6950 or dual 6870 card.

    One of the most exciting elements of these cards is the upgrade to Displayport 1.2 which increases the bandwidth limit considerably. This will allow the introduction of high-res monitors operating at 120Hz and even 240Hz .... even 1600p at 120Hz.

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