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Tuesday, 28 September 2010 10:21

HD 6000 series reportedly pushed back to November

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Update: Actually no, it's on track
Digitimes is reporting that AMD has postponed the planned HD 6000 series by a few weeks. The cards were reportedly supposed to launch on October 12, but it appears that we won’t see them till November.

It’s not like AMD is in much of a hurry, as its old HD 5000 series is still more than a match for fresh Nvidia cards. It is rumoured that Nvidia will cut prices in October to keep up with AMD’s new parts. Nvidia is also planning to introduce the low-end GT 430 in mid-October.

However, it’s worth noting that Nvidia has already cut Fermi pricing several times this year. The GTX 460, which is arguably Nvidia’s most competitive card at the moment, is a good example. When it launched it retailed at €199, which quickly went down to €179 and then in went even lower, quite a bit lower in fact. At the moment, the GTX 460 is available for just €130 in some European markets.

In contrast, AMD has not adjusted the prices of most HD 5000 cards since their launch, nearly a year ago.

More here.

Update: Minutes after posting the story we were informed by some people in the know that the launch will indeed go ahead as planned. We can expect some fresh and tasty Radeons in two weeks, but mass availability should probably be expected sometime in November. As for Nvidia's price cuts, well it's not like they have much choice.
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+80 #1 fudzillalololo 2010-09-28 11:43
1. AMD never announced launch date
2. Oct 12 was never a launch date, it was journalists event.
3. Oct 12 is no longer a journalists event, it's now 14th
4. Digitimes journalist is an idiot, he don't know that it's 6800 that is launching in Nov, not 67xx,
5. 67xx is launching next month (October), 68xx is launching month later (November)
-69 #2 Marburg_U 2010-09-28 11:56
This is going bad. New series delayed and noises saing that barts will be THE 6800 tier.
+20 #3 Super XP 2010-09-28 12:09
IMO, there's no way AMD is going to release the original planned HD 6770 as the HD 6870, why on earth would they fumble there performance lead over NVIDIA?

ATI needs to play there cards right, Evergreen (HD 5000 series) was a massive success for ATI, the next logical move should be to continue that success and sell as much HD 6000 cards as possible beating Evergreen's record sales.

By ATI doing a sloppy re-brand, that would screw them out of good sales. Play your cards right ATI and release a true HD 6870 card and not a F**ing HD 6770, calling it a HD 6870.

ATI, keep laying on massive amounts of pressure onto NVIDIA. That should teach them not to take things for granted by screwing the gamer every way they can.
-62 #4 yourma2000 2010-09-28 12:27
October = 6700 Series
November = 6600 & 6400 Series
Q1 2011 = 6800 Series (AMD waiting on 28nm process)
+19 #5 thetruth 2010-09-28 12:34
...Well, the original version of this news story rung true for about 15 minutes.
+19 #6 Bl0bb3r 2010-09-28 13:38
Did Fufy get a job at digitimes?
+17 #7 darkpulse 2010-09-28 15:01
you are right fudzillalololo. AMD never announced the date officially till now AFAIK. Just because some moron in digitimes says that it will launch on a day it may not necessarily be true.

and BTW what happened to Fudo home page. Number of comments not updated! It says this article has no comments as of now but already 6 users have posted. Fudo fix it!
+13 #8 hoohoo 2010-09-28 16:34
@Super XP

You should be using 'their' not 'there' to indicate possession. 'There' indicates a place.
-4 #9 yasin 2010-09-28 17:00
no need to spellcheck for everyone o.O
+14 #10 trek554 2010-09-28 17:14
Quoting yourma2000:
October = 6700 Series
November = 6600 & 6400 Series
Q1 2011 = 6800 Series (AMD waiting on 28nm process)
um NO. ATI is not waiting on 28nm because it is not ready until the end of next year.

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