Sux if true. It also puts it very close to the original R700 timeframe, so that'd be a little strange, no good in pushing everything back 6 months.
Hopefully another rumour like so many of the previous ones. I think the market needs the 65nm parts from both companies if some of the recent games are any indication of early unoptimized DX10 performance.
I think it's too early into the merger to blame R&D shortsightedness or errors on the merger, the R&D for the R6xx series mainly occured before they merged, the implementation of that R&D would likely be smack dap in the middle of the tranistion and events that led up to it.
I was trying to say the R&D was not a priority before the merger as everybody was waiting to see what will come of it.
The delays, the marketing strategy and everything that followed the merger is another story. Someone fell asleep at the wheel... since HD2900 XT looks like a last ditch effort to "save" the R6xx release...
I hope HD2600s makes 8600s look old ... for AMD's sake ...
I can one of the RV635's making it into my HTPC that I'm going to build next year. Depsite poor gaming preformance from the R600 a lot of people have overlooked its HD rendering preformance, which the R600 really does well at. Condisdering the new R6XX chips takeload away from the CPU and handle all the HD output itself which is idle for HTPC's.
i guess we should give them until amd goes backrupt?
Nub, if amd went bankrupt then you would pay 6x the price now for chips. There revenue has declined massively but there still in the green. Get you facts right before u make comments like that.
So you are saying that just because someone says something, that doesn't make it a fact. BUT I don't see you citing any sources either.
I have no info on how well AMD/ATI is doing, but I have to agree on one thing, there will be quite a stir if they really did go under.