Gillish schrijft: "Thresh's Firingsquad kreeg op de Game Developers Conference werkend silicon van de nieuwe ATi Rage6 te zien. Helaas wilde ATi nog niets kwijt over de clockspeed waarop de kaart gaat lopen, dus geen moeilijke fillrate discussies deze keer . Verder ziet de Charisma Engine er erg leuk uit maar het is nog de vraag in hoeverre de speciale features van de Charisma door game developers ondersteund zullen worden":
The alpha silicon ATI showed us was less than a week old, still fresh from the Taiwanese foundry. Performance was impressive even though the silicon was only running at 50-75% of the planned speed. ATI will reveal all the product specifications at the official announcement.
It looks like ATI is on track to officially announce product at around WinHEC, and production should start in the summer for a 2H launch. We couldn't squeeze out any information about fill rates or clock speeds. When we asked ATI's Brian Hentschel if he thought the Rage 6 would be "dominant" in the upcoming generation of video cards. He acknowledged that the Rage 6 would be competitive, but he'll wait until all the other cards are released before he makes a comment regarding dominance.