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    ATI keeps on spinning to try to get R600 right

    Willy boy's trawl of the back-street markets of Taipei has given us some background to the delays suffered by the R600 DirectX 10 graphics processor - All the might of the AMD/ATI combine can't deliver R600 on time - and he continues to spill the Beanz...

    ATI has attempted to create good working versions of the R600 a number of times but, for various reasons, has needed to re-spin the GPU. The company is now up to spin A13.

    However, that does not mean it had to do a dozen re-spins!
    But what does it mean?

    Find out in HEXUS.Beanz.

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    "We don't know the state of play with the A13 spin but do understand that ATI has got A12 running at a speed of 1GHz.

    That's around half the target speed of the production version,"

    You meant RAM clock not GPU clock, right?
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    :O either way that is immense, its either 4Ghz GDDR4 ram or 2Ghz clock speed... but that can't be true :S... it sounds far too good
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    I think you are both right - sometimes Willy's missives are not crystal clear!



    For sure, ATi is targeting GPU clock speeds beyond 1GHz but not, I'd imagine, 2GHz in the near future.

    So it's most likely RAM clock speed that's approaching or already at 2GHz.

    With our Willy's permission, I'll try to make this clearer in the original and in any related threads or front-pagers - but think it best I do nothing right now until I get another of those electrionic emaily messages from his self clarifying the situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Crabtree View Post
    I think you are both right - sometimes Willy's missives are not crystal clear!



    For sure, ATi is targeting GPU clock speeds beyond 1GHz but not, I'd imagine, 2GHz in the near future.

    So it's most likely RAM clock speed that's approaching or already at 2GHz.

    With our Willy's permission, I'll try to make this clearer in the original and in any related threads or front-pagers - but think it best I do nothing right now until I get another of those electrionic emaily messages from his self clarifying the situation.
    I'm sure Ry, sorry Willy, will be out of bed now in sunny Taiwan

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    Why is there such market visibility of single mistakes in production for ATi? I can't decide if they have a flawed chain such that human errors count for more than usual (R520 anyone?), that they're being unusually open about the process (or making excuses), or that NVidia's moles are feeding choice things to the journalists to hamper the marketing effort.

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