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[FUD] RV740 taped out, 40nm, A11 Cards up and running

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RV740 taped out, 40nm
A11 cards are running



ATI's first 40nm cards are taped out and we can confirm that the cards are up and running. A11 is a pre production silicon that gets out usually before A12, the production one, and our sources confirm that the card is in good shape.

This is a transitional product and it will help ATI to get easier from 55nm to 40nm and we learned that it should end up faster than RV770PRO, Radeon HD 4850 card, but its job is to compete Nvidia's Geforce 9600GT and it completely leaves it in the dust.

The card does use GDDR5 from troubled Quimonda and ATI is playing with IDGV1G-05A1F1C-40X GDDR5 at 900MHz. We still believe that the card has a 256-bit memory interface and with GDDR5 memory, this looks like a powerful combination.
Awesome news if true , but honestly i dont see it beating a fully blown 4850 even if its got GDDR5 on its side due to the lack shaders by comparison
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Nice find and an interesting read!
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This is suspected to be the real "Little Dragon" card.

1 <200mm^2 (it's 128-bit I bet) GPU killing 3 competitor models.

(w0mbat says that RV870 isn't that card, and he was the info source of both the A11 revision and GDDR5 RAM model stated here.)
    
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