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Friday, 05 November 2010 10:23

Cayman might not make it for 22nd Nov launch

Written by Fuad Abazovic
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No final bios, cards, partners grumpy
Sources on a small island that doesn’t get along well with red China are informing us that Cayman has little chance to make the scheduled November 22nd launch.

The situation doesn’t look good as the final chip never made it to partners and the final boards are not ready yet. Partners do have early samples, but our sources assured us that there is no final bios and that drivers are not ready.

Just to assure you that this is not Nvidia talking, these guys are all unhappy as they were supposed to get some good sales numbers over the holiday season, as quite a few of people are excited about Cayman.

As of today, November 5th, at least some of the mayor players have no cards, no final bios and no drivers. They are saying the way things worked in the past they would have a small miracle to have full availability at launch. Of course, it's possible that the launch will proceed as expected, but availability is the key issue at this point.

We are sure that many will burn the messenger, but there is nothing we can do about it. We can only hope that we will see some Cayman cards selling in December.
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+40 #1 Steve-O 2010-11-05 11:47
Bravo Fuad! Finally an article that makes sense and isn't covered in steaming Green fud.

Here's hoping AMD can figure it out soonest.
 
 
-45 #2 nele 2010-11-05 11:52
I can't wait to see the rest of the comments...

Fudo, ima da te djeca pojedu ziva... :-*
 
 
+38 #3 Sethroque 2010-11-05 12:06
Quote:
nele 2010-11-05 11:52 I can't wait to see the rest of the comments...



Actually...I can't wait for those cards :P
 
 
-148 #4 Tr0y 2010-11-05 12:12
Ok so where is the problem? Just buy a GTX580 then. Should have good availability.
 
 
+39 #5 thaad 2010-11-05 12:13
AMD want to keep it secret until lunch date to avoid competitor / Nvidia get advantage... by releasing news.
 
 
-14 #6 Nerdfighter 2010-11-05 12:16
What a shame. Nvidia will be able to pull off some sales now with their "rebranding" though, since the probably better Cayman is delayed.
 
 
+111 #7 leftiszi 2010-11-05 12:23
Quoting Tr0y:
Ok so where is the problem? Just buy a GTX580 then. Should have good availability.
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Correct!

At 500 euros nobody will be buying it, so it will be available! :roll:
 
 
+27 #8 distinctively 2010-11-05 12:45
Cayman is not going to paper launch. Quantities are fine. BIOS and drivers are always last minute things. Every launch has beta drivers showing up at the last minute for both green and red.
 
 
+32 #9 Bl0bb3r 2010-11-05 13:13
There are still some two weeks away till launch. I think it's premature to imply it's a paper-launch.

Also, judging by the supposed price, "quite a few" instead of "quite a lot" is correct. Most will simply go for Barts, while Cayman is more of a "pass the popcorn and lets watch it smoke 580" thing, a show-maker.
 
 
+15 #10 terrybear 2010-11-05 13:16
Quoting Bl0bb3r:
There are still some two weeks away till launch. I think it's premature to imply it's a paper-launch.

Also, judging by the supposed price, "quite a few" instead of "quite a lot" is correct. Most will simply go for Barts, while Cayman is more of a "pass the popcorn and lets watch it smoke 580" thing, a show-maker.


or do like myself & shoot for the 1 step under card, IF it's priced right. :-)
 

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