The delay of the ATI R520 will benefit sales of the NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX (G70), as more PC vendors including Dell and HP have decided to adopt the GeForce 7800 series for their high-end PC models slated for release at the end of this year. ATI is currently revamping the chip design of its R520 adding that the company is facing leakage issues, as it attempts to migrates its manufacturing to a 90nm process. Despite the delay of the R520, ATI may launch its mainstream R530 and entry-level RV515 GPUs ahead of schedule, with both parts being manufactured at 90nm.

The delay of the ATI R520 will benefit sales of the NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX (G70), as more PC vendors including Dell and HP have decided to adopt the GeForce 7800 series for their high-end PC models slated for release at the end of this year. ATI is currently revamping the chip design of its R520 adding that the company is facing leakage issues, as it attempts to migrates its manufacturing to a 90nm process. Despite the delay of the R520, ATI may launch its mainstream R530 and entry-level RV515 GPUs ahead of schedule, with both parts being manufactured at 90nm.