Whilst attending a press event recently, AMD have talked about their real reasons for having decided to further delay the launch of their upcoming flagship R600 family.
Most automatically assumed it was because they're still having trouble ironing out some bugs or manufacturing issues but in fact it's got nothing to do with that (well, so they say), rather they would like to do things a bit differently this time.
Their plan is to kick off a top to bottom lineup of DX10 cards based on R600 all at once rather then just the higher-end models followed by mid-range to lower-spec'ed variants further down the track.
AMD decided to postpone the launch of its highly anticipated R600 graphics circuit, which cause annoyance, irritation and a certain amount of pondering. Speculations about why the delay happened have been thriving, but it seems the delay was actually not because of any bugs or manufacturing problems. According to AMD the delayed launch is only because the manufacturer is planning to launch the R6xx series with cards in all segments; high-end to low-end, all at once. The statement was made during a press event, simply answering the question of why AMD decided to postpone R600.