AMD 6000 Series Gets Delayed?

"Just when the specs for the first Southern Islands cards get leaked, they get delayed a month."

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Recently, there's been good news on the AMD GPU front with leaked spec charts showing numbers that put the upcoming Barts core 6700 series at the same level or above the current 5800 series.  Unfortunately, now it's time for the bad news.  Graphics card manufacturer sources now indicate that the 6000 series release date has been pushed back to some time in November.

It seems Nvidia plans to do what they can to take advantage of this development.  In a move to gain additional market share with this chance, Nvidia plans to cut current GPU prices next month, particularly for the GT220 and GTX460 768MB version.  At the same time, a new entry-level GT430 Fermi card is expected to come out as well.

At this point, there's no official indication as to what has caused this decision to delay from the originally expected October 18th date.  However, another leak may shed some light on things.  A moderator for the Czech site PCTuning forum posted a couple, supposedly official 6 series presentation slides, on which one line sticks out in particular.

NDA / Lift Embargo: Please REFER to the AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series Launch Guidelines for details

Some have taken this to mean that Barts will in fact be marketed as the HD 6800 series, a sentiment possibly enforced by a recent post out of Chiphell user nApolean and a similar one from Expreview user phk.  Another way to look at things, though, is that perhaps the Barts core will be released at the same time as the Cayman cards.  Only time will tell exactly what is going to happen.  Should Barts indeed turn out to be the 6800 series, we will just have to hope this marketing scheme does not result in foolish pricing.

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08-09-2010, 09:12:43

AlienALX


sims must be a women thing then,cos mine loves it,she spends hours maing the houses up,bless




It's because it runs on laptops. That is all.... :lol:

Bloody birds and laptops. GRR.

30-09-2010, 06:46:09

nathan616
hey replying to this now as i been offline a while :(, well just incase any of you was wondering how this post turned out, i still have the rig currently waiting for me new gtx470 to arrive lol, and i built her a gaming rig and showed her what to do now she is addicted to minecraft and bc2 :D so thx for all the help and saving my baby :D

30-09-2010, 06:51:42

tinytomlogan


hey replying to this now as i been offline a while :(, well just incase any of you was wondering how this post turned out, i still have the rig currently waiting for me new gtx470 to arrive lol, and i built her a gaming rig and showed her what to do now she is addicted to minecraft and bc2 :D so thx for all the help and saving my baby :D





Yeah you need to hang around Nathan! Send me your MSN details we need to try and sort the 'other things' we spoke about at i40

30-09-2010, 06:53:22

nathan616


Yeah you need to hang around Nathan! Send me your MSN details we need to try and sort the 'other things' we spoke about at i40




im back to stay now matey, was busy with my new job :)

30-09-2010, 08:24:58

AlienALX
Did you ever get that DDR3 775 board?

http://oldforums.overclock3d.net/index.php?/topic/30370-for-sale-x48-asus-p5e64-ws-evolution-motherboard-aftermarket-cooling/page__pid__358317#entry358317

Bungral is selling a very nice one !

30-09-2010, 11:32:43

nathan616
no not yet mate my card is slowly dying so i thought that was the next thing i should get lol

01-10-2010, 11:52:18

mayhem
So then what's your new GF like pmsl ....

02-10-2010, 04:46:37

nathan616
lol :P
weird she looks like the old one sounds like the old one just a bigger nerd than me :P(i think turning her into a gamer was an ingenius idea lol)

02-10-2010, 05:29:24

AlienALX


lol :P
weird she looks like the old one sounds like the old one just a bigger nerd than me :P(i think turning her into a gamer was an ingenius idea lol)




:lol:

You wanna watch it mate. My ex wife didn't like PCs when we met. By the time we divorced she owned most of the PCs in the house and took most of them too :lol:

All that power and size to play the Simms and those Tycoon games.

02-10-2010, 12:28:07

chudley
Glad its resolved, mu suggestion was to make sure you used it as a media server for music adn films no way could you get rid of it if you needed it to play the films or music you cuddle up to on the sofa.

Action points - hide skycard, hied cd's and hifi / ipod. network PC to tv.

Sorted :)
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