Sources at graphics card makers told DigiTimes that AMD decided to delay its Radeon HD 6000 series from the original October 12 launch date to November. Additionally, the site also heard NVIDIA plans to deliver new entry-level GPUs and some priec cuts in October to boost its marketshare.
Due to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) skipping its 32nm R&D for GPUs and advanced directly to 28nm R&D, AMD has adjusted its plans and decided to continue adopting a 40nm process for its new Radeon HD 6000 series. However, due to the series' GPU structure and processes being similar to the existing 5000 series, some market watchers are taking a conservative attitude toward the new products.
In response, Nvidia plans to launch its new entry-level GeForce GT 430 in October, while reducing the price of its GeForce GT 220 and GTX 460 768MB graphics cards.