Graphics - Published on Monday, 15 November 2010 15:21 Written by Anton Karmehed
AMD is struggling to improve availability, but now it seems things are improving as soures to NordicHardware reveal that the first samples are expected in two weeks. After delays that was partly because a new power supply, but also other reasons.
There have been rumors of AMD's delay of Radeon HD 6900 series would be poor availability of power regulators from Texas Instruments. This was confirmed by our sources, but it wasn't the only reason for the delay. The power supply of the Radeon HD 6900 series is much like the one used by the Radeon HD 6800 cards with Barts GPU, which has also affected the availability of the series.
The power supply have become a source for delay
The information from AMD is otherwise relatively scarce, but it seems pretty clear that the delay is not because AMD has tried to revise specifications in order to meet with GeForce GTX 580. According to PowerColor Radeon HD 6970 will offer 30-50% better performance than current generation graphics cards. One wonders if this will be enough to match GeForce GTX 580 and then AMD also has Radeon HD 6990 sporting dual GPUs around the corner.
In the near future we will have more information on AMD's new graphics card, whether we have the possibility to share before week 50 when Radeon HD 6900 is said to launch remains to be seen.