Please know that this is not a confirmed fact, but just an educated guess. More than anything, we’d guess that the lack of a high end part has a lot to do with the delays and struggles AMD saw this time around in bringing R to market. According to AMD, it loses money on high end parts which is why we won’t see anything more expensive than the XT this time around. Power Consumption Final Words. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment.
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ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT: Calling a Spade a Spade
Please know that this is not a confirmed fact, but just an educated guess. More than anything, we’d guess that the lack of a high end part has a lot to do with the delays and struggles AMD saw this time around in bringing R to market. I heard it was just for OEMs at first 2900zt to AMD, it loses money on high end parts which is why we won’t see anything more expensive than the XT this time around.
Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. While the upside is that the chip wasn’t totally dead, this is not a good problem to have.
The real story is that AMD would lose money on a high end part if it wasn’t competitive, which is why we feel that there’s nothing more expensive than the XT. AMD takes graphics very seriously, and it recently reaffirmed its commitment to continue to deliver high end discrete graphics cards, so amidst countless delays he rumors of strange problems, the R architecture is quite possibly more important to AMD than the graphics cards themselves.
These conversations were short and scattered and not the kind of thing that it’s easy to get a straight answer about when asking direct questions. While we appreciate AMD’s intent to keep prices in check, the justification is what we have an issue with.
ATI’s latest and greatest doesn’t exactly deliver the best performance per watt, so while it doesn’t compete performance-wise with the GeForce GTX it requires more power. Keeping that in mind, we do have some information 2900st speculation about a few of the road bumps AMD faced with R While AMD will tell us that R is not late and hasn’t been delayed, this is simply because they never actually set a public date from which to be delayed.
But the fact is that AMD had quite a few problems in getting R out the door.
Sapphire Radeon HD XT (PCI-e, MB) Overview – CNET
We expect to see the return of a very high end part by the time R comes around, assuming that there aren’t similarly debilitating 2900dt. While we couldn’t really get the whole story from anyone, we heard bits and pieces here and there during our three day briefing event in Tunis, Tunisia.
Log in Don’t have an account? We all know that AMD would 2900zt have seen their hardware hit the streets at or around the time Vista launched, or better yet, alongside G Power Consumption Final Words.
Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up 2900xtt comment. Apparently, the first spin of R silicon could only communicate over the debugging interface.
In a wild bout of pure speculation on our part, we would have to guess about one other problem that popped up during R’s creation. We also overheard that a later revision of the hardware suffered from fragments getting stuck in pixel shaders.
An eventual derivative of this architecture will be used in AMD’s Fusion processors, eventually making their way into a heterogeneous multi-core AMD microprocessor.
In another unique move, there is no high end part in AMD’s R lineup.