AMD R600 GPU delayed to March?

Posted on Wednesday, Jan 03 2007 @ 16:24 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
It looks like the upcoming ATI R600 graphics chip won't make it to the market in February. Sources close to ATI say the chip had to get another respin, pushing the launch of the R600 to somewhere in early March:
However, AMD/ATI is making severe changes to the whole line up and we can say that this launch, when it happens, will be very, very shocking for the 3D industry. I am not talking about pseudo-penismarks here.

We learned about the performance and feature characteristics and they're looking pretty impressive in more than one way, although you can expect that Dr. Spinola's engine is getting into defensive mode, saying people "don't understand what the R600 is". However, engineer teams are working around the clock to make this launch as good as possible.

One small note on the tech demos. Prepare for your mandibles to drop, because Adrienne should look like a high-school attempt at 3D graphics compared to ATI's thing.


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Re: AMD R600 GPU delayed to March?
by Anonymous on Thursday, Jan 04 2007 @ 04:50 CET
Hey they are owned by AMD now. Hardly a shock there would be product delays. Now at least we see the real reason behind that "secret test" release the other day. They want you to wait, and buy their product in Mar, I mean Apr, I mean May, oh wait, June...