My first post on the 'ol FudZ. Yes, I am the R300King! at Beyond3D and Rage3D but now I'm R600King! I thought it appropriate don't ya think? ;-)
Anyway, I hear talk of the R600 only barely keeping up with the 8800GTX so they're increasing the speed to counter this. I don't really know if this is true. I mean how much more speed could they increase it without pushing it to the absolute limit? And even if they did there would be no room for overclocking much if at all.
there is another explaination. Hopefully they moved straight onto the R680 and/or moved to the 65nm processes. This would make more sense. And they need all this extra time to pump out wafers. They did say the 65nm parts are coming out great. Maybe/hopefully the R600 or the R680 is in with this group. Probably not, but it would be worth the wait if that was true.
Damn, now I have to change my name to R680King!.