R600 not to be available until April?

— 9:27 AM on February 2, 2007

Last month, reports appeared saying the upcoming ATI code-name R600 graphics processor from AMD wouldn't be introduced until March. However, according to VR-Zone, the R600's rumored March introduction will be a paper launch. The site says the card won't actually hit stores until April, which would be roughly five months after the hard launch of Nvidia's GeForce 8800-series cards in early November 2006. VR-Zone says AMD is also prepping R600 derivatives dubbed R630 for the mid-range market and R610 for the low-end, and that those GPUs will be launched in April, with availability in May.

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