Originally Posted by xoleras
I don't think there's anything he can say without getting flamed, really, so the best course of action is to avoid it. IMO, MSI probably intended to launch the Lightning on the 8th, and for whatever reason they had a complication and were forced to delay the release.
Trust me - i'm sure they want to get it on the shelves ASAP - a delayed launch means less sales in the long run. So he probably honestly thought that it was being released on the 8th, and then at the last minute it was delayed. It sucks, but that's probably what happened - and no matter what he says, he will still be flamed here if he tries to explain it.
Just my theory.
A good summation.
Sh it happens, better to hold off rather than release something that doesn't work as required. Of course they have raised expectations and then not delivered, reminds me of this
"With a near perfect record of execution, NVIDIA inspired great expectations when details first started leaking out about their next-generation GPU: NV30. But when ATI's Radeon 9700 was announced, launched and released to the public and we had still not seen as much as a demo of NV30 from NVIDIA, everyone began to worry. Rumors ran rampant (as they always do)" ....
That's 10 years ago now so things do not change. Of course this is nowhere near that level of balls up, now that was a big problem for the hardware this is just a hiccup.
Perhaps have some patience? That's the problem now, everyone wants instant gratification, so much so they go out and buy another card either out of spite or out of tantrums maximus (sounds like a good name for a mobo). It's not as if you cannot play the latest game without one of these cards so are suffering in a world of pain and suffering until you get one?
Having said all that, they have to now deliver of course when it does finally turn up. My Geforce 5800 Ultra is getting rather long in the tooth.
Nice to meet you all by the way.
AndyEdited by zakelwe - 8/10/13 at 2:29pm