AMD preps PCI Express 2.0 'RV630' GPU for May?

May will see the arrival of AMD's 'RV630' graphics chip, it has been claimed, and the company has prepared three reference card designs for the part - two of which will support PCI Express 2.0, though only the PCIe 1.1 board may make it to market for launch.

According to claims made by Chinese-language site HKEPC, the RV630 will be fabbed at 65nm, support DirectX 10's Shader Model 4.0 specification and thus be based on a unified shader architecture. So HKEPC's Taiwanese graphics card maker sources say, though none of these features are any great surprise.

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neufuse said,
wait this thing actually uses up the bandwidth on PCI express 1? I highly doubt it...

Smell a bit like, "Hey, AMD has created this brand new Mobo with PCI Express 2.0!!! And you KNOW you need one of those with one of our RV630 chips!"

MichaelBL said,

Smell a bit like, "Hey, AMD has created this brand new Mobo with PCI Express 2.0!!! And you KNOW you need one of those with one of our RV630 chips!"

Hehe yea, and you MIGHT be lucky and get UP TO 1% higher scores in 3dmark!!! AMMAGAD I NEED THIS ****!

So-Unreal said,
What does PCI Express 2.0 add that PCI Express 1.x can not do?

PCIe 2.0 doubles the bus standard's bandwidth from 2.5Gbps to 5Gbps. The new bus is backwards-compatible with older PCIe cards.

They should at least start by first releasing their RV600 graphics card before teasing us with new graphics chip.