Over at Computex, we heard faintly that the next generation ATi R520 GPU will be launched on July 26th, a month later than NVIDIA G70 slated for full scale release later this month. Many of the NVIDIA partners have already received the G70 samples and are working hard to deliver their solutions on time so it will not be a paper launch definitely. So far ATi has quietly showed their important business partners a working R520 demo behind doors at Computex but it is a single card not Crossfired. The R520 card looks pretty much like a X850XT PE which is a dual slot solution but has a mosfet sink like the NVIDIA’s and the PWM area is improved. The copper heatsink on the GPU is bigger if i can still remember correctly and there is a HDTV connector on the card too. ATi seems pretty confident about their R520 to match up and even surpass the NVIDIA G70 so we shall see about it.

Over at Computex, we heard faintly that the next generation ATi R520 GPU will be launched on July 26th, a month later than NVIDIA G70 slated for full scale release later this month. Many of the NVIDIA partners have already received the G70 samples and are working hard to deliver their solutions on time so it will not be a paper launch definitely. So far ATi has quietly showed their important business partners a working R520 demo behind doors at Computex but it is a single card not Crossfired. The R520 card looks pretty much like a X850XT PE which is a dual slot solution but has a mosfet sink like the NVIDIA’s and the PWM area is improved. The copper heatsink on the GPU is bigger if i can still remember correctly and there is a HDTV connector on the card too. ATi seems pretty confident about their R520 to match up and even surpass the NVIDIA G70 so we shall see about it.