Monday, November 8th 2010

Radeon HD 6970 Launch May Face Delays

Originally slated for a November 22 launch, AMD's next-generation enthusiast-grade GPU, the Radeon HD 6970 may face some launch delays, according to industry sources. Apparently the company is yet to finalize a launch driver and BIOS for the HD 6970, and that could push back launch by a little. Meanwhile, a Zol.com.cn contributor let out some juicy pictures of the HD 6970 reference design accelerator.

Sources: Expreview, Zol.com.cn
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88 Comments on Radeon HD 6970 Launch May Face Delays

#1
n-ster
I hope it does not have delays.... I'd prefer sucky drivers that will be fixed in a months time, but have the original launch date!
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#2
Wile E
Power User
by: n-ster
I hope it does not have delays.... I'd prefer sucky drivers that will be fixed in a months time, but have the original launch date!
Not me. I'm tired of being a beta tester with early adoption. I'd rather wait for a decent product to be released, than to spend big money on something that's unusable until they update.
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#3
caleb
With the red team you're always a beta tester :)
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#4
halfwaythere
Thats simply a tactic to prevent leaks and give nvidia some shivers down their spine. The cards are already shipped to several testers and providing them with bioses and drivers is a no hassle job.

I think the 580 launch date surprised them a little and as a consequence they want their launch kept pretty tight.
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#5
Hayder_Master
ok any final details about it
i remember this
850 core , 1600 memory , 256 bit , 32 rops
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#7
Fourstaff
6+8 pins for power? And that card looks looooong.
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#8
n-ster
by: Radical_Edward
May? That's quite a wait.
NOOOOOO lol... they may face delays means they perhaps will face delays:nutkick:
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#10
function69
by: caleb
With the red team you're always a beta tester :)
Ain't that the truth :laugh:

I'd prefer for the card to come out asap, so the price war begins.
Plus, I can't wait to see how 6970 stacks up against gtx 580 that comes out this Tuesday!
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#11
caleb
by: halfwaythere
Thats simply a tactic to prevent leaks and give nvidia some shivers down their spine.
Really ?
Nasdaq : Nvidia Q32010 Revenue 903million $
NYSE : AMD Q32010 Revenue 1,6 billion $
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#12
gumpty
Two crossfire fingers. Crikey doodle dandy.

They improved the Crossfire scaling with the 6870, I wonder if the CrossfireX scaling is improved too?
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#13
csendesmark
This new is nonsens!
AMD is always bringing it's products in time! :) (at least in the past few years)
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#15
crow1001
Card design looks cheap for a highend part.
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#16
erixx
There are some statements in here that could qualify as "suicidical fanboyism", lol.

Deliver regardless of state of completion? my azz, no!!! haha
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#17
HossHuge
It's like a soap opera around here...:p


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#18
jagd
Im curious ,are they have a source for this news or repeating what Fudzilla wrote
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#19
n-ster
by: crow1001
Card design looks cheap for a highend part.
It looks clean, simple and professional
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#20
killerbee
by: caleb
Really ?
Nasdaq : Nvidia Q32010 Revenue 903million $
NYSE : AMD Q32010 Revenue 1,6 billion $
... AMD Q32010 net loss : 118m $ .... totally irrelevant the quantity of revenue, if there was no profit, but there is a massive loss...
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#21
caleb
Yeah I just wanted to give an idea of why would Nvidia give a F about anything what AMD does nowdays.
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#22
Nosada
I give it another 10 posts before they start comparing AMD to Hitler. Godwin's law HAS to be obeyed!
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#23
pantherx12
by: caleb
Yeah I just wanted to give an idea of why would Nvidia give a F about anything what AMD does nowdays.
Because in terms of current gen market share ATI are smacking nvidia around, if they continue to do so then ATI will be on top.

( source, see any hardware data website, steam hardware for example, DX11 and dx 10.1 hardware ati are way infront)




Also GOOD news, for me ! longer to save up.
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#24
killerbee
by: pantherx12
Because in terms of current gen market share ATI are smacking nvidia around, if they continue to do so then ATI will be on top.

( source, see any hardware data website, steam hardware for example, DX11 and dx 10.1 hardware ati are way infront)




Also GOOD news, for me ! longer to save up.
hmmm.... Q32010 : 7,67m AMD discrete desktop vga (11% incr) vs 11m NV discrete desktop vga (28% incr)... 42% AMD vs 58% NV...

"ATI are smacking nvidia around"


full market share Q32010, inc. discrete mobil vga and igp 50,3% AMD vs 49,6% NV...
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#25
DigitalUK
drivers is one thing, but bios with 14 days to go doesnt sound good
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