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ATI ''Evergreen'' Promises You Won't Believe Your Eyes

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  1. btarunr

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    All bets are off, AMD's DirectX 11 compliant GPUs are on course to compliment the commercial launch of Microsoft Windows 7, with enough of a head-start to allow buyers to have DirectX 11 hardware by the time they have the new OS. Codenamed "Evergreen", AMD's new family of graphics processors are slated for September 10, that's 25 days from now.

    The company further carried out demos of its upcoming hardware to sections of the media in private, at their suite in the same hotel in which Quakecon 2009 is being hosted at. Behind the covered side-panel of the Lian-Li is a working sample, which AMD refused to let being pictured. Legit Reviews sneaked around the case to take a shot of its panel nevertheless.

    AMD further demonstrated over six new technology demonstrations including Parallax Occlusion Mapping, Detailed Tessellation, and High-Definition Ambient Occlusion, all of which will be some of the key ingredients of DirectX 11, and in all of which, AMD's hardware is churning out high frame-rates at 2560x1600 pixel resolution.

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    Sources: Legit Reviews, Techpulse360
     
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    Sounds awesome. Let the next round of GPU wars begin! :D
     
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    hmmm so when does the next chipset come out, I thought it was supose to come out along side it, Im guessing thats october now??
     
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    The sooner the better.
     
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    Oh man I just bought 2 x 4890 XXX with eK Full Blocks 2 days ago... :shadedshu Oh well that only lasted for couple of days...
     
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    As they're new, can you not just return them for a refund?
     
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    Hold on to your HD 4800 cards till this comes out. Don't sell them.
     
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    If DX11 is anything like the "leap" from DX9 to DX10, then meh...
     
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    You should read more. The news about DX 11 cards coming out has been around for months.
     
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    Well the leap from X1950XTX to 8800GTX then YEAH~ :rockout:
     
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    this is good. Say bye bye to the random object that the coders forgot to shade....
     
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    Great news, but all we need now is some games to play with the new hardware, shame there isnt anything decent on the horizon to look foward to.
     
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    i'm not really interested in dx11 ... all games are dx9 -10 ..eye-candy... maybe i didn't notice it .. all i need is decent fps
     
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    Sounds awesome, though I wish most of this was driver tweaks or something. Oh well, a new GPU is always a great thing.
     
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    I could but I wont I already have a 4870X2 card I just throw them to my new HTPC/Gaming Rig I am building with a Asus Rampage Gene II x58

    Nope I wont..

    I have been reading asking question on many many forums and all I got was not tell end of this year.... Then now this...
     
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    well they say wept but u know wide = oct so u got time lol.
     
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    Dirt 2 will be the first DX11 game. ill be building my am3 rig hopefully with these dx11 cards :D
     
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    Did anyone notice that the system they are demoing this on has an Athlon II 250?
     
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    Fair enough. :)
     
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    nice..cant wait.. hope nvidia also will release their DX11 soon:rockout:
     
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    What depresses me about all this is the fact not one of these GPUs will be utilized to its full potential. Why? Because every damn game coming out on the market by a major developer is in fact cross platform. As we all know a game is only as good as its weakest platform. In our case is the 360/PS3.

    You guys that just bought a 4870x2 I would suggest you keep them. Its going to be years before they are strained.
     
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    Yeah, I thought that was a bit fun too.
     
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    It's Wonderful!

    I hope it will be the truth.
     
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    im all excited now:rockout:
     
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    BTW, they often put out the high end cards first, right? So would be a bad idea to buy a hd4670 now?
     
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