ATI R520 GPUs to come in 3Q

ATI has informed its clients in Taiwan that it will gradually begin volume shipments of its R-series GPUs, including the R520, RV530, RV515 and RV505 by the end of the third quarter. R-series GPUs are fabricated at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), using a 90nm processing technology, according to the sources.

ATI has informed its clients in Taiwan that it will gradually begin volume shipments of its R-series GPUs, including the R520, RV530, RV515 and RV505 by the end of the third quarter. R-series GPUs are fabricated at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), using a 90nm processing technology, according to the sources.

In addition, ATI has begun to design an R-series GPU, the R516, for the entry-level graphics card market. However, the R516 will be built with a 90nm process at United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC), instead of TSMC, the source noted.

Most graphics card makers in Taiwan expected the delayed launch of ATI Technologies’ R520 GPUs to boost their sales in the fourth quarter of this year and help them recover part of the losses they incurred in the first half, according to sources at makers.

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