ATI, the graphics product group of Advanced Micro Devices, will delay the release of the long-awaited code-named R600 graphics processing unit (GPU), sources said on late Tuesday. The delay is likely to impact sales of the companys graphics cards during the quarter, as despite of low volume, the high-end graphics card come at a high price.
Officials from Advanced Micro Devices confirmed the product delay saying that the code-named R600 has been delayed due to strategy-related reasons and a wish to address broader market segments.
"To better align our strategy with current market opportunities, weve changed the launch plan for R600. We are going to deliver a competitive configuration to market with an extremely attractive combination of performance, features and pricing, targeting a broader market segment in Q2," a statement by the company reads.
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