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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  • cookiesowns - Monday, October 18, 2010 - link

    Well... I guess I should have waited 3 weeks before I got my 480s. sli 480s water cooled, if I went with SI i could have probably save 20$ per month due to power consumption, and also maybe save a few hundred not going with water cooling. Either way, this should be a interesting release, can't wait for the reviews :)

    Still need a update for my other PC's mid range 6xxx here we go :D
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  • SniperSlap - Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - link

    Now would be a good time for AMD to sort out all their Linux driver issues. Stability and usability are still major concerns. Take lead in that regard as well, don't drop support for cards, and support them throughout all new releases. Especially of Ubuntu.

    (Currently I don't like the fact that a new release of Ubuntu can come along and AMD will just decide not to support it, while I can still get hardware acceleration for a GeForce MX4000...)

    If they do that, not only will I buy AMD cards for a while to come, but I'll also buy AMD CPUs and motherboards for a little synergy between the parts.

    Take advantage of this lead and use it as an opportunity!
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  • billt9 - Thursday, October 21, 2010 - link

    speaking solely from a personal computing viewpoint - unnecessary; expensive; insecure. The whole PC revolution was AWAY from central computers with dumb terminals. Reply
  • Dan Fay - Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - link

    Hi Anand,

    Would it possible for you to provide some benchmarks where the CPU cores are forced to 1.0GHz? I'd like to see how an Ontario system performs versus Atom.

    Basically, I'm in the market for a new 10" netbook. I'd like to know if Ontario is worth waiting for (I don't care much about GPU performance, just CPU performance).

    Thanks!
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