AMD postpone R600
So there you have it folks, R600 will not launch until the second quarter of 2007 at best. The press release coming out?of the?AMD camp?reeks of spin, here’s the statement:
To better align our strategy with current market opportunities, we’ve 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. With the revised strategy, AMD will be better able to capitalize on the broad appeal of 3D graphics and DirectX 10, being driven in part by the growing popularity of Windows Vista?.
This was a tough decision to make for us, but a necessary one that will ultimately result in bringing a better product to market.?
We’ve been hearing a lot about how great R600 is compared to G80, but only in a DX10 environment. Pure speculation here but perhaps DX9 performance is not so good at present (in Vista)