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AMD Announces the Release of Delays From COMPUTEX

As per the schedule released by AMD, there was an announcement about the direction of the company on June 1st. This is an annual event where AMD holds a press conference for their business partners to update them on the plans AMD has for the near future. This year was a mixed bag.

First, the bad news from AMD. It seems a minor issue with the AMD FX Zambezi chips will result in a delay of its release. The current crop of B1 stepping chips are falling below their clock rate targets (which is in the 3 Ghz+ range). AMD expects to have the chips ready and available in 60 to 90 days, pushing release to August or September.

While I cannot be sure, I can infer this means the issue has been identified and resolved. The 60 to 90 days is about the time it would take to implement the fix in manufacturing, and build up the needed stock of chips to avoid supply shortage delays.

The good news is that AMD is working very closely with gaming companies on their upcoming titles. This kind of relationship can only result in better support for AMD features such as Eyefinity multi-monitor setups, HD3D, and less buggy driver releases. Better gaming and less buggy PC title releases are always great news.

Source: AMD

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