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Radeon HD 6970 Launch May Face Delays

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    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.

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    Sources: Expreview, Zol.com.cn
     
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    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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    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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    With the red team you're always a beta tester :)
     
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    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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    ok any final details about it
    i remember this
    850 core , 1600 memory , 256 bit , 32 rops
     
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    May? That's quite a wait.
     
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    6+8 pins for power? And that card looks looooong.
     
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    NOOOOOO lol... they may face delays means they perhaps will face delays:nutkick:
     
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    Ahhh... I was going to say, damn dude.
     
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    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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    Really ?
    Nasdaq : Nvidia Q32010 Revenue 903million $
    NYSE : AMD Q32010 Revenue 1,6 billion $
     
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    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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    This new is nonsens!
    AMD is always bringing it's products in time! :) (at least in the past few years)
     
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    That's AMD, not only Ati...
     
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    Card design looks cheap for a highend part.
     
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    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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    It's like a soap opera around here...:p


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    Im curious ,are they have a source for this news or repeating what Fudzilla wrote
     
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    It looks clean, simple and professional
     
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    ... 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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    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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    I give it another 10 posts before they start comparing AMD to Hitler. Godwin's law HAS to be obeyed!
     
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    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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    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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