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AMD to beat Nvidia in DX11 GPU release race?

Windows 7 graphics tech prompts chip updates

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AMD looks set to beat arch-rival Nvidia to the release of DirectX 11-capable graphics cards. It will ship suitable GPUs in October, around the time Windows 7 will introduce the new 3D graphics framework.

According to Asian moles mentioned by DigiTimes, AMD will launch the Radeon HD 5800 series - codenamed 'RV870' - later this month ahead of volume shipments in October. Expect two 5800-series parts at first, the 5850 and the 5870 - a model numbering scheme AMD has often used in the past.

That said, it was recently claimed that AMD's chippery wouldn't arrive until November.

Nvidia's response won't arrive until December, the same sources claim. And they say that's the earliest point at which the GeForce GT 300 will debut, implying it may not arrive until 2010.

Not that it needs to be in any kind of rush. DirectX 11 may be a gaming geek must-have, but it could be some time before it gains mainstream appeal. Windows Vista users are expected to gain DX11 through an update released soon after the arrival of Windows 7. ®

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