AMD's Radeon 5830 May Arrive Later Than Expected

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News Posted: Wed, Jan 27 2010 4:54 PM
AMD has launched a number of GPU's based on its Radeon 5000 series in recent months, but a last-minute problem with the ATI Radeon 5830 may force the company to delay the introduction of its latest chip. According to DigiTimes, a handful of 5830 cards have been throwing unspecified software errors due to an issue "related to circuits on the board." AMD declined to comment on the issue, other than to note that the 5830 is currently being validated and that there are no issues with any ATI GPUs currently on the market.


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We don't know how the 5830 will be clocked when it launches, but rumors indicate the new card will be roughly equivalent to the Radeon HD 4890 at a lower or equal price point. Right now, the net impact of the delay looks to be fairly minor. The 5830 was originally expected to launch in late January, but is now expected to tip up in February.

Note: This story originally referred to the Mobility 5830 rather than the desktop model. This has been corrected; we apologize for the confusion.
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rapid1 replied on Wed, Jan 27 2010 5:00 PM

I would think February would still be fine, of course it's later than projected. I think it is close enough though. Are they launching it with anything else on the mobile platform is the big question! If so it will mess up a whole launch. If it is solo it does not matter much as it does not effect a projected platform. Either way it looks like a pretty impressive mobile addition especially with those low energy requirements, but still the extension of the brands capabilities.

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Soupstyle replied on Wed, Jan 27 2010 5:54 PM

I agree rapid, Nvidia doesn't seem to be releasing any new mobile chips (other than the rebranded 300M chips) anytime soon with the delays in their fermi desktop cards. So a month delay doesn't seem like much at all.

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gibbersome replied on Wed, Jan 27 2010 10:51 PM

The Envy 15 from HP was supposed to be shipping out with the 5830 so it's a blow to them. It's a solo launch, everything else on the line up (except for the 5400 series) seems to have been released already.

@Soupstyle Nvidia's cards won't be out for quite some time, and even with the rebranded 300M series, nothing is in the same range of performance as the 5800 mobile line-up.

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rapid1 replied on Thu, Jan 28 2010 3:05 AM

Yeah and the Envy is a specialty unit, so I bet it will just introduce the parts to the market. I doubt it will impact it much, but the Envy units sell in reduced numbers compare really.

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JoelB replied on Thu, Jan 28 2010 10:37 AM

So is the 5830 strictly a mobile chip, or can it be had in desktop cards as well?

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