We had a chance to see the R700 card and we can tell you that this black PCB card is up and running. As we said before, ATI is ready with the hardware but not with the drivers, and the launch is directly dictated by the software development.
A dual chip driver always has its own complexity dimension, but we remember that ATI did quite a good job with Radeon 3870 X2, so we believe that this tradition might continue with the R700 dual driver.
We deliberately didn't want to jump to any conclusions and call R700 - Radeon HD 4870 X2, as ATI still hasn’t fixed the name. Give it a few more days or weeks.
The card looks very much like Radeon 3870 X2 and the cooler looks the same; just this time the PCB is black. The card should be ready by the end of August, but there is still not any fixed date.