According to mulitple sources, AMD's RV770 graphics cards remain on schedule, and could arrive as early as late May or early June. With this in mind, it's quite feasible that the first RV770 boards could be on display at Computex Taipei, which takes place in early June. NordicHardware believe that the first models will sport GDDR3 memory, as opposed to GDDR5. The site adds that yields are good, and utilizing GDDR3 memory will place the board in a "very interesting price point". The chip is already at the "pilot production" stage.
Days after announcing a 10% workforce reduction, a report has surfaced which indicates that AMD's Chief Technology Officer, Phil Hester, has stepped down. Hester wishes to "pursue other opportunities" in his absence from AMD. Oddly enough, AMD has no intention of replacing him. Instead, the company will "distribute" his responsibilities across individual business units. Hester's bio, which has since been removed, says that he was "responsible for setting the architectural and product strategies and plans for AMD?s microprocessor business."