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RV740 could show up in May

40nm to be reality soon

By: Sean Kalinich from Mar 24, 2009 @ 9:42 CDT

The RV740 that we all have been waiting on should be here in May if Fudo is right.

The RV740 will follow the HD4890 and will be a die shrink from 55nm to 40nm. No real word on performance although Fudo seems to think that it will compare well to the 9600GT.

ATi has been working to recover the performance crown from nVidia after the green gang released the GTX 295 and 285.

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RV740 could show up in May

Our sources have confirmed that RV740, ATI's first 40nm card is set to come in May timeframe. ATI will dig a bit deeper in Q2 before it launches but as we could see from a leaked review, the hardware is already ready.

The company wants to ramp up production of 40nm products and it wants to give the first 40nm chips to notebooks manufactures, as 40nm GPU for notebooks have been announced as of Cebit. Asus is the first manufacture with ATI's 40nm GPU inside.