X2800 (R600) Delayed Again ?


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Digitalx
ATI's R600 graphics chip hits snag

Posted Feb 21st 2007 2:32PM

We've had our eye on ATI"s new top-end R600 graphics chip for some time now, first getting a look at some impressive early benchmarks and then being taken aback by the foot-long graphics card the chips will call home (at least in some configurations). Sadly, it seems that those with money and power (as in 270W) to spare will have to wait a bit longer to slot one of the behemoths into their own PCs, with The Inquirer reporting that the R600 chips, and consequently the graphics cards based on 'em, have been delayed yet again, now pushed back to sometime in the second quarter of this year. There doesn't seem to be any word on the reason for the delay, but the news apparently came straight from ATI parent company AMD. Given what the cards are likely to cost, however, we're guessing that at least some won't be too disappointed in the delay, with the extra time allowing you to save up some more money and make some more excuses for why you're spending so much on a graphics card.

http://www.engadget.com/2007/02/21/atis-r6...chip-hits-snag/

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Randolph

me: LOL

my friend: LOL

we knew this was bound to happen.

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Digitalx

yeah i somehow don't understand why the inq reports on how good it is for so long then now say its delayed again.

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+vlsi0n
yeah i somehow don't understand why the inq reports on how good it is for so long then now say its delayed again.

A delay doesn't mean it's not good.

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TokyoKiller

No you roll out a product with minimal and crappy driver support for Windows Vista, then you start caring for the consumer. A case that nVidia is going through right now.

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Chanser

Or run the risk of a paper launch without a delay. :p

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DrCheese
No you roll out a product with minimal and crappy driver support for Windows Vista, then you start caring for the consumer. A case that nVidia is going through right now.

haha, very true. Nvidia might have been first to market but the lack of decent drivers kinda defeats the point in that

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Digitalx

well ps3 will keep me happy till they come out in the meantime :)

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null_
haha, very true. Nvidia might have been first to market but the lack of decent drivers kinda defeats the point in that

The drivers are getting better all the time - I have faith in NVIDIA that they will sort their drivers out for Windows Vista.

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anonymous10489

I just don't want to wait that long. *sigh*

One side has crappy drivers, the other is delaying continuously, what can ya do.

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Sethos

Am i the only one who's worried about all these " theinquirer " Sources these days? Everything seems to be coming from them.

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WiZzArD

Ati are shooting themselves in the foot with these constant delays. Each time they delay R600 they're just giving Nvidia more time to make the Geforce 8800 refresh (8850 GX2? 8900 GTX?) better.

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Aero Ultimate
The drivers are getting better all the time - I have faith in NVIDIA that they will sort their drivers out for Windows Vista.

Suuuure. You probably still believe in the tooth fairy as well, right? :laugh:

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