With just 6 days to go, we are surprisingly starved for information. ATI seem to have done an excellent job keeping it all confidential.

Not much has changed since our first sum-up. Charlie reports the same 1600 shaders for Cypress and 800 shaders for Juniper, as well as high speed GDDR5 – at 5 GHz.

Bright Side of News reports a pricing structure of $299, $399 and $599 for the 5850 (Cypress Pro), 5870 (Cypress XT) and 5870 X2 (Hemlock), respectively. These prices are a tad higher than expected – exactly $100 more than the 4800 series price points. At the same time, the die is expected to be larger than RV770. The prices would surely have to drop once Nvidia’s competitor GT300 releases.

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With just 6 days to go, we are surprisingly starved for information. ATI
seem to have done an excellent job keeping it all tight and confidential.

Not much has changed since our first
sum-up.
Charlie reports
the same 1600 shaders for Cypress and 800 shaders for Juniper, as
well as high speed GDDR5 – at 5 GHz.

Bright
Side of News
reports a pricing structure of $299, $399 and $599 for
the 5850 (Cypress Pro), 5870 (Cypress XT) and 5870 X2 (Hemlock),
respectively. These prices are a tad higher than expected – exactly $100
more than the 4800 series price points. At the same time, the die is
expected to be larger than RV770. The prices would surely have to drop
once Nvidia’s competitor GT300 releases.

Previously, Fudzilla had reported a 60% best-case-scenario performance
boost over the 4800 series, which does seem low considering a 100% boost
in shader count, not to mention any architectural improvements ATI may
have executed.

We still do not have exact clock speeds, though they are expected to be
in the 600-800 MHz range for the different versions. Details on the
lower end cards are still very vague, as Cypress has been attracting all
the attention. It feels like we may have to wait till 10th September, after all, for all confirmed details. Retail availability for Cypress is expected to be in late September.

On the mobile side of things, Fudzilla reports the existence of three
mobile DX11 products. The enthusiast product is codenamed Broadway, with
a TDP of 30 to 60W. In the performance market is Madison, 15-30W TDP.
The mainstream market will be covered by Park, sporting a 8-14W. It is
reportedly a “high-performance” mainstream product, and this is an
excellent TDP if it manages to play most modern games at reasonably IQ.
Naturally, Park is the product that might end up in most notebooks. All
these mobile chips, named after avenues in New York, are expected in
2010.

Reference: SemiAccurate,
Bright
Side of News
, Fudzilla