Three next-gen ATI graphics chips coming in Q3
that ATI expects to begin volume shipments of its next-gen graphics cards midway through the third quarter of this year.
ATI Technologies expects to begin volume shipments of its 90nm graphics processing units (GPUs), the R520, R530 and RV515, in the middle of the third quarter, as unspecified issues for manufacturing on 90nm technology will soon be solved, according to ATI Taiwan. ATI also plans to introduce another flagship chip, the R580, in early 2006.
So it appears that manufacturing issues have indeed delayed R520's launch. Curiously, though, the fact that ATI claims those issues will "soon be" resolved suggests that problems still exist. That's hardly comforting.