AMD delays the R600 yet again

By Justin Mann on February 23, 2007, 9:36 PM
Not a terribly big surprise, AMD has stated that yet again the release of the R600 series will be delayed. Originally planned for November, it has been pushed back twice and now a third time. It is interesting to note that AMD's reasoning for this doesn't seem to be due to technical issues, but rather a simple re-planning of the launch:

Even this latest scenario will go by the wayside as AMD announced that "To better align our strategy with current market opportunities, we've changed the launch plan for R600.
Superb reasoning. Nvidia has had the G80 out for quite some time, which is letting them get an even larger lead over AMD. They'd better act soon.




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Julio said:
Although we would like to see some competition in the high-end (so prices can eventually drop), ATI does have a few good cards to offer below the $200 mark which represents a larger volume of sales.Anything high-end ($300 and up) is GeForce 8800 all the way.
captain828 said:
I don't know what's going on with AMD; by the time the R600 arrives nVidia will have entry-level and mid-range DX10 GPUs already sold in significant numbers and, who knows, perhaps the 8900 series ready as well
twlott said:
AMD needs to get on the stick. Nvidia is releasing entry level cards in the next few months. They are even releasing a AGP version in April. Check out the story[url]http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=37
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nathanskywalker said:
As long as mid range cards go down in price sooner or later, I don't mind ;)
beef_jerky4104 said:
Well AMD/ATi is/are strugling. They better act quick
PanicX said:
[b]Originally posted by beef_jerky4104:[/b][quote]Well AMD/ATi is/are strugling. They better act quick[/quote]In what way?
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