Re: What does this mean?
Nobody really know the launch date, AMD has only said that R700 would come 8 weeks after the HD 4850/HD 4870 launch (June 25th), but anything could happen, it could be delayed or it could be pushed forward.
What I heard was the AMD would be giving partners a lot of freedom with the cards, and that there would be a reference design, but everyone would be free to bring out non reference cards, with GDDR3/GDDR5, 1GB/2GB, custom cooling etc.
I would expect launch to be at anytime during August.
AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE @ 4.0GHz + TU120E lapped - MSI 770-CD45 AM3 - 2x2GB OCZ DDR3 1333MHz - Sapphire HD 4870 - Samsung Spinpoint 500GB 7200RPM 16MB cache HDD - Tagan TG600-BZ Piperock - (Currently open test bed) - Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit.