DigiTimes adds that Radeon HD 5830 products probably won't show up in stores until early February "at the earliest." Reportedly, the issue had to do with Radeon HD 5830 boards' circuits and "is triggering an error on card makers' software testing platforms." AMD is said to be investigating the problem, although DigiTimes got no such statement from the company itself.
As we noted last week, the arrival of a card like the Radeon HD 5830 could plug a somewhat large gap in AMD's lineup. The firm currently has no DirectX 11 products between the Radeon HD 5770 1GB at around $160 and the Radeon HD 5850 at $290. The logical mid-point between those two would fall at around $225, but AMD hasn't been afraid to charge a premium for its DirectX 11 offerings.