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Friday, 12 November 2010 09:33

AMD officially comments Cayman delay

Written by Fuad Abazovic
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Week 50 launch
AMD's PR has come up with a new PR statement in which they try to explain why they have delayed the Cayman card. Back at Los Angeles, at the Barts HD 6870 and 6850 presentation, they said that Cayman should launch in late November and now the new date is the week of December 13th aka week 50th.

Here is the official note and then we will translate it to real non-PR language. We only wish George Carlin was around to lend us a hand.

“Demand for the ATI Radeon HD 5800 series continues to be very strong, the ATI Radeon HD 5970 remains the fastest graphics card in the world and the newest members of the AMD graphics family, the AMD Radeon HD 6850 and HD 6870, have set new standards for performance at their respective price points, and are available in volume.

With that in mind, we are going to take a bit more time before shipping the AMD Radeon HD 6900 series. As of today, the NDA lift for information relating to the AMD Radeon HD 6950 and HD 6970 will be week 50. We will be providing additional information on these products, including the exact date and time of the NDA lift, in the weeks prior to launch." said Chris Hook and his crack spinner team.

This is how you should read it. Our dual-chip is still the fastest but we dropped it to below €400 to put more pressure on Nvidia, simply as Cayman might not be fast enough to beat the GTX 580, at least not the original spec.

We (AMD) now have three more weeks to try to get more performance and do some additional testing and hope that Cayman HD 6970 and 6950 will be enough to beat the GTX 580.

The card will barely make for Christmas but for most of people mid-December is too late for Xmas shopping. Let’s hope for AMD’s sake that the tweaked Cayman Radeon HD 6970 can beat the GTX 580, but considering the delays, this is becoming increasingly unlikely. We are giving Nvidia a three week advantage because we have to, not because we like to.

One more thing, component shortage is not the reason for the delay, we got that cleared out as Barts had the same issue, and still launched / shipped on time.

Antilles, Radeon HD 6990 dual card now slip into 2011 and it looks that Nvidia's dual-card comes in 2011 as well. We we're hoping to see both of them before the end of the year, but it appears that both the red and the green team had to change their plans.
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-21 #1 inaphasia 2010-11-12 10:42
"The King isn't wearing anything at all!" :D
 
 
+14 #2 AndromedaB 2010-11-12 10:52
still feels wierd reading amd instead of ati
 
 
-15 #3 Shurik_tambourine 2010-11-12 11:05
Hmmm....
If the 6970 cant beat the 580 than lets hope AMD will have another single gpu like a 6990 to challenge it...
Just like how the 4890 brought improvements over the 4870
Wait a minute the 6990 will be a dual chip! DAM!
 
 
-33 #4 AndromedaB 2010-11-12 11:12
Quoting Shurik_tambouri ne:
Hmmm....
If the 6970 cant beat the 580 than lets hope AMD will have another single gpu like a 6990 to challenge it...
Just like how the 4890 brought improvements over the 4870
Wait a minute the 6990 will be a dual chip! DAM!


if they cant it would be a little bit sad


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so since you voted this down i take it you think it would be a massive achievement if they delayed it and it came out below the 580?
 
 
-77 #5 HiTechpro 2010-11-12 11:28
:P
Nice this confirms that nVidia is winning this round :lol: :lol:
 
 
+62 #6 Tr0y 2010-11-12 11:36
Are there only clowns working at Fudzilla???

Quote: "We (AMD) now have three more weeks to try to get more performance ..."

It takes MONTHS to redesign plus ramp up production again.
 
 
+50 #7 kvarta 2010-11-12 11:37
Quoting HiTechpro:
:P
Nice this confirms that nVidia is winning this round :lol: :lol:

I think You should visit a doctor...
 
 
+54 #8 Nerdmaster 2010-11-12 11:38
Fudo let me remind you that the statement which amd made is true. 5970 is marginally faster than 580 at games. You can't blame Amd for that. And you should also know that 580 is how the Fermi / 480 was supposed to be last year.

Also for your information a 6850 crossfire setup is about as fast as 580 while costing 100$-150$ less and consuming 20W less power. Also an 460 OC sli is a bit faster than 580 while consuming the same amount of power and costing a bit less. So 580 is not the best setup available!

Quote:
as Cayman might not be fast enough to beat the GTX 580, at least not the original spec.


How do you know that? Why do you spread such rumors? Nvidia pays you?
 
 
+39 #9 Nerdmaster 2010-11-12 11:43
Quoting Tr0y:
Are there only clowns working at Fudzilla???

Quote: "We (AMD) now have three more weeks to try to get more performance ..."

It takes MONTHS to redesign plus ramp up production again.


Well Tr0y is right. Even he could'nt stand those false stupid and biased comments about Amd.
Get over yourself fudo. Your site is starting to be known for inaccurate / silly articles.
 
 
-125 #10 Warrior24_7 2010-11-12 11:49
First, dead silence, then spin, then lies and mis-information. Now the "confession"! This is how you should read it. "Our dual-chip is still the fastest but we dropped it to below €400 to put more pressure on Nvidia, simply as Cayman might not be fast enough to beat the GTX 580, at least not the original spec.
We (AMD) now have three more weeks to try to get more performance and do some additional testing and hope that Cayman HD 6970 and 6950 will be enough to beat the GTX 580."

I TOLD, I TOLD YOU, I TOLD YOU!!! But you AMD jack@$$es didn't listen. So, The AM-DUNG pigeon strikes again! Right on your AMD FANBOY head!

" :-x " yeerg " " :-x "! YEEERG! " :-x " KAA-PLOOOOOOOP!!!! :eek: "SIGH"
 

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