ATI responded to rumours stating its 80nm production isn't delayed:
Edward Chou, marketing director of ATI Technologies Asia-Pacific division, responded to earlier reports that its 80-nanometer (80nm) production has been delayed by saying that ATI has succeeded in completing trial production of its 80nm graphics chips. Chou estimates that ATI will start switching its complete graphics processing unit (GPU ) lineup to an 80nm manufacturing process at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) from September.
ATI is looking to adopt a 65nm production node next year, in an attempt to carry out better cost efficiency, according to Chou.
Sources at graphics card makers said that ATI would start migrating to a 80nm process first with its RV560, RV570, RV516 and RV505 chips. Chou declined to reveal which products would move over to the 80nm process this year.