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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. 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. 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. We also overheard that a later revision of the hardware suffered from fragments getting stuck in pixel shaders. 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. Please know that this is not a confirmed fact, but just an educated guess.

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2900x 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. 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 delays.

While AMD will tell us that R is not late and hasn’t been delayed, this is simply because they never actually set hx public date from which to be delayed.

Apparently, the first spin of R silicon could only communicate over the debugging interface. While the upside is that the chip wasn’t totally dead, this is not a good problem to have.

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Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. We all know that AMD would rather 2900xr seen their hardware hit the streets at or around the time Vista launched, or better yet, alongside G 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.

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I h it was just for OEMs at first 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. 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. 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.

In another unique move, there is no high end part in AMD’s R lineup.

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Keeping that in mind, we do have some information and speculation about a few he the road bumps AMD faced with R Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. 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.

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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. Please know that this is not a confirmed h, but just an educated guess.

But the fact is that AMD had quite a few problems in getting R out the door. 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.

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While we appreciate AMD’s intent to keep prices in check, the justification is what we have an issue with. Log in Don’t have an account?

AMD takes graphics very seriously, and it recently reaffirmed its commitment to continue to deliver high end discrete graphics cards, so amidst countless delays and rumors of strange problems, the R architecture is quite possibly more important to AMD than the graphics cards themselves.

Power Consumption Final Words. We also overheard that a later revision of the hardware suffered from fragments getting stuck in pixel shaders.