R580+ not 80nm after all?
The Inquirer says its earlier claim
that ATI's upcoming R580+ core would be built on 80nm process technology has been contradicted by multiple sources who confirm that R580+ is indeed a 90nm part
. R580+ is still expected to reach higher clock speeds
than R580, which could be interesting considering the already sizeable power consumption
of ATI's Radeon X1900 XTX. Nonetheless, early samples of R580+ cards are expected in July, with final shipping hardware to show up in August.