CoolTechZone.com, and others, report ATI will make sure its Radeon X1900 XT and Radeon X1900 XTX will be immediately available worldwide on launch:
"ATI has received well deserved criticism with its current line of GPUs,
and while ATI did its best to avoid paper launches, the company just
couldn't keep up due to known and unknown circumstances, however, ATI
promises to change that with its R580 launch."