It's the Inquirer, so take this with a grain of salt. ;)
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WE ALL EXPECTED to see the ATI R520 launched either in May or in early July at Computex but our sources suggest now that it won't happen that early.
ATI is now focusing on Multi VPUs as it realised that it desperately need an answer to Nvidia's SLI. Even if ATI launches the R520 next month, Nvidia will still beat it with its two 6800 Ultra cards, so what ATI really needs is that Multi VPU. First release Multi VPU, then move to R520, that�s the current plan.
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Agree totally. "Facts" should be backed up well or the words are just EMPTY. The internet is chock full of such "information"
I enjoy reading fewer and fewer posts on this board. There used to be much more interesting conversation, with more "proof" to back it up.
I wish I were more 'technically proficient' so I could add to the debate, but I have learned much.
are you full of sh@t??
all rumour mill publications we have seen say the opposite - that unlike nvidia's solution, ati's will allow for use of previous generation (and more than 1 additional card at that).
please link your soource or clarify your argument that r520 is the minimum and that 850xt's user's cannot take advantage of this solution. (i wil lreadily accept inquirer links - i even have some here for you...see http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=22485 or http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=22203 or http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=22074)
applying logic, if ati's multivpu didn't work with the old chips like 5420, r480 etc, then it would make no sense releasing this product. moreover - ati's solution has been used in military application for many years now chaining together up to 32 r300 based cards
Too get high end gamers to buy into the ATI MultiVPU, they need R520. Anyone that already has an X850XT or XT PE will not be able to take advantage of dual cards and will be screwed. ATI has taken too long to release the multi card chipsets and now MUST release it with the R520 to build any kind of momentum. Don't buy into the rumours that ATI's chipset will work with all thier cards in a mix and match.
Dare I say it again... poor execution and lack of focus by ATI!
Do you believe everything you read or are told?
I wonder who the sources are? Could it have been his pet poodle? Couldn't be poor little nvidia that's having their CC this week? Are they afraid little ATI and Microsoft will steal their thunder? What else is new in land of nvidia BS tactics.
Fwiw, there are more and better ways of designing a dual gpu graphics system than the poor attempt by nvidia with their SLI.
This seems like a good move to me. No need to announce just yet - there will be enough publicity with XBOX360. Also, may be a good idea to have a many resources available as possible for XBOX support...just in case.
If ATI knows, that their multi VPU technology beats Nvidia SLI by good margin (more than 10%), then this is smart move. Nvidia should answer and open their cards. Then can ATI determine performance/margin ratio for their R520. If Nvidia's answer is weak, ATI can release R520 with lower MHz and get better yields/profits.