This doesn’t mean that you shouldn't be able to get your RV770 or R700, the card with two 55nm RV770s, shortly after the launch in June, but at the same time it means that the real volume shipments are scheduled for July and onward.
Nvidia should be launching its next generation around the same time, but the biggest trouble for both of them is that consumers usually don’t really buy a lot of expensive computer stuff in July, as people in the western hemisphere tend to go on expensive vacations at that time.
Still, both Nvidia and ATI will be ready for the back to school period, which dictates that the cards be ready for OEM refresh in late July and early August, and ultimately for September and early Q4, when the cool games usually get launched.
ATI RV770 and R700 volume shipments in July
Posted on Wednesday, Apr 30 2008 @ 00:05 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck