ATI Radeon X1000 Family ReviewPosted on 2005-10-05 17:51:03 by LSDsmurf
The long wait is finally over; ATI’s next generation graphics technology is here. It has been a very long time since we have seen a big architectural change from ATI. What took them so long this time? Well, apparently, they were targeting the beginning of summer for launching this new series of graphics cards. Unfortunately, they ran into a circuit bug that was preventing them from achieving the clock speeds they were targeting. Once this circuit bug was fixed, they were able to ramp up production and deliver the goods. (Editor's note: Some X1000 video cards are expected to be in retail stock the morning of 10/6/05, but this has yet to be realized at publication time. We will update this as needed.) There were many rumors floating around that ATI was having problems with the move to a 90 nanometers manufacturing process. According to ATI, the circuit bug alone was the only that kept them from releasing the cards on time..