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AMD has decided not to launch its new graphics cards on June 18 as originally planned. Instead, ATI will be briefing members of the press around this date and launch the product in the following week. Since Nvidia is going to launch non-competing parts on June 17, it sounds like a reasonable decision not t o launch its new GPUs just one day later.

However, add-in-board companies have the cards available right now or can receive them within 24 hours of time. Given the current market climate, some companies believe AMD should have launched the cards at Computex.
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Edited by Mhill2029 - 6/5/08 at 1:24am
 
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Oh well, I'm sure they are good reasons to delay by a week.

I really want this next series of ATI cards to be good so that I can potentially have Crossfire.
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I read it again....and they did say it.

Since Nvidia is going to launch non-competing parts on June 17

^ Does this mean that they are saying Nvidia Cards on the 17th are inferior or are they just delaying because their cards initially won't be in the same price/performance bracket?
Edited by Mhill2029 - 6/5/08 at 1:49am
 
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23 June it is.

Another source.
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i think they've done it again and missed the boat. the cards are weaker, and only really perform on price... but they just want to delay and make everyone go to nVidia???

and the worst part is that the boards are ready...

why do they seem to like shooting themselves in the foot?
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Well this will keep the 3k series alive for one more week. A excellent series it is and I hope the 4k series is the same.
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i'm sorry, but i lol'd.

however, depending on the price/performance ratio
i may just switch back to red this time around.
i really hope the 4800's do good
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Originally Posted by Mhill2029 View Post
I read it again....and they did say it.

Since Nvidia is going to launch non-competing parts on June 17

^ Does this mean that they are saying Nvidia Cards on the 17th are inferior or are they just delaying because their cards initially won't be in the same price/performance bracket?
It means that the models are not competing in performance.
If for example Nvidia's are better and immediatly after ATI releases "lower" spec GPUs won't it be logical to say.. LOL Nvidia pwned u111!!11!.

However by delaying 1 week all the fluff and attention the nvidia cards recieved is going to down play a bit, not reducing the significance of the 4k series!
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It means that the models are not competing in performance.
If for example Nvidia's are better and immediatly after ATI releases "lower" spec GPUs won't it be logical to say.. LOL Nvidia pwned u111!!11!.

However by delaying 1 week all the fluff and attention the nvidia cards recieved is going to down play a bit, not reducing the significance of the 4k series!
Kinda like the 3870X2 and the 9600GT, I guess.
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I read it again....and they did say it.

Since Nvidia is going to launch non-competing parts on June 17

^ Does this mean that they are saying Nvidia Cards on the 17th are inferior or are they just delaying because their cards initially won't be in the same price/performance bracket?
I believe it means the exact opposite... AMD cards will not compete performance wise, however they will be very competitive at their price point. Since they can't steal Nvidia's thunder with a better performing card AMD will let the initial "ooo-ahh the power" phase subside and they hope it will turn into "ahhh damn" that's large, expensive, hot and power hungry.

Personally I'm waiting to see how the HD 4870 (GDDR5) performs... I'm a little pissed that Nvidia hasn't implemented DX10.1 yet and that they may have actually been trying to suppress it. I typically prefer Nvidia but if they keep these shenanigans up I might switch sides(even if it means inferior AIB partners/warranty).
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