"We pushed out the launch of the R600 and people thought is must be a silicon or software problem…it's got to be a bug," said Dave Orton, [Executive VP, Visual and Media Businesses, AMD]. "In fact, our mainstream chips are in 65nm and are coming out extremely fast. Because of that configuration, we have an interesting opportunity to come to market with a broader range of products," he explained.AMD also told ExtremeTech that the R600 will be dubbed Radeon X2900 and that it will be available in three flavors with XTX, XT, and XL suffixes. (Thanks to X-bit labs for the tip.)
"Instead of having them separate, we thought, lets line that up, so we delayed for several weeks," Orton continued, referring to the R600 family as a whole, which AMD now says will come out at the same time (a matter of weeks as opposed to months, according to [AMD Executive VP and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Henri Richard]) instead of just the high-end version.