R600 Delayed till 2Q

ATI’s upcoming R600 based card the X2900 has been delayed untill the second quarter according to Extremetech’s Mark Hachmen. The card is delayed due to problems in the chip itself, he did not mention exactly what the problem was but would mean that they may need to remake the chips. May be a modification due to low yields or just a problem in the chips design itself, that is unconfirmed however.

This is bad news for ATI and AMD though because this will give Nvidia a big lead in the race for the DX10 king. This is a similar lead to what was given to Nvidia after Nvidia’s release of the 7800GTX. Let’s hope that ATI will get things straightend out for all us consumers, we need competition so that those $550 8800GTX cards will get a price drop.

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