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Old 09-19-11, 07:33 PM   #11
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Default Re: ATi 7000 series delayed till Q1 2012

I just personally think that it's too much to ask to have new high end chips on a new process this year. They didn't jump right into high end with 40nm, and each process seems to be taking longer and longer to perfect.

I really hope we see something by the end of the year. It's tricky though, if they replace the 6900 series the die size will mean very few good chips, and if they replace 6800 series, the sheer numbers they will have to produce will be far too prohibitive.

NV are only in a worse situation assuming the transistor parity remains between them and AMD. NV saying Q1 is more likely Q2 to me, just as Q4 for AMD is more likely Q1. I'm sure both could paper launch in each promised quarter, but mass production seems unlikely.
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