According to a
story on Digitimes, Asus and Gigabyte are just about ready to start shipping RD790 boards and both companies are more or less just waiting for the go-ahead from AMD.
Both companies have DVT samples ready and have already shipped several boards to their respective customers for evalutation.
Volume production should kick in over the next couple of weeks and if all goes well, there should be plenty boards ready in time for the launch for once.
Initial boards will feature the SB600 southbridge, but come November this should be replaced by the SB700. RD790 boards are expected to retail in excess of US$100.