ATi, one of the top two contenders in the GPU market, was set to release it's X800 series, competitor to Nvidia's NV40 6800 Ultra, in mid-May. It was the same time around E3, which will be held in California.
A report by The Inquirer confirms that ATi will now hold off the release date for two weeks. Now the X880 XT card will ship at the beginning of June.
ATi will introduce four new models of it's upcoming GPUs. These will include - Radeon X800 SE, Radeon X800 Pro, Radeon X800 XT, and Radeon X880 XT. All four cards will operate at different clock speeds. The Radeon X800 SE will be the lower-end card of the entire series and will have 8 pipelines, the Radeon X800 Pro will carry 12 rendering pipelines, the Radeon X800XT will feature 16 pipelines, and the high-end card of the series Radeon X880 XT will also feature 16 pipelines.
The X800 upcoming cards will feature either 256MB or 512MB GDDR3 memory chips from Samsung. The performance series, which inlcude the Radeon X800 SE will have 128-bit memory and it will be the one to feature the lowest clock speeds of the entire group.
The low-end X800 Pro is expected to be released at the beginning of May.
ATi did not comment on the report at press time.