We've learned that ATI's next generation performance chip codenamed RV770 performs much better than its RV670 predecessor. Our sources used the words „significantly faster than RV670“ and other independent sources have said that chip will be more than fifty percent faster than the existing generation.
RV770 is a 55 nanometre chip and if all goes superbly, it will launch around Computex time (early June) but the final silicon are out and they work well. It still has to take a few months from the first silicon to the final production chip, but it’s good to know that the chip looks good now.
This is the next generation competition, but it is getting closer.