AMD Promises "DirectX 10+" Graphics Chips Next Year

Advanced Micro Devices said on Thursday that even though its ATI Radeon HD 2000-series graphics chips family has experienced massive delays, the company is still positioned to deliver competitive graphics solutions to the market place. ATI, graphics product group of AMD, will concentrate on releasing "DirectX 10+" graphics chips next year as well as on improving the multi-GPU technology.

"In the enthusiast segment you can't sit still. So, we will refresh Spider [AMD's 2007 enthusiast platform – Editor] and will certainly bring quad-cores on 45nm in 2008, we will have a new enthusiast chipset and certainly we will have a new high-end GPU family as well in 2008 on the Leo platform," said Rick Bergman, senior vice president and general manager of graphics product group, at AMD's Technology Analyst Day. Unfortunately, not a lot of information is known about AMD's code-named R700 graphics product family. What was released was that the new graphics cores will support DirectX 10+ capabilities, PCI Express 2.0 interconnection, ATI Avivo HD video engine, universal video decoding (UVD), DisplayPort connector as well as ATI CrossFire multi-GPU technology.

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