ATi has successfully taped out some R520 silicon on their third attempt. The
first R520 silicon worked at high speeds but only few chips worked. Wafers are
expensive and each costs roughly $ 3000 and if only 20 chips work from your wafer
that will make a production costs of that chip enormously big. R520 is to work
at more than 600MHz but we believe this number is going to go even higher.

Ed’s Note : Sources close to ATI revealed that R520 will be launched
at the End of August so ATi has to deliver their goods soon.

ATi has successfully taped out some R520 silicon on their third attempt. The
first R520 silicon worked at high speeds but only few chips worked. Wafers are
expensive and each costs roughly $ 3000 and if only 20 chips work from your wafer
that will make a production costs of that chip enormously big. R520 is to work
at more than 600MHz but we believe this number is going to go even higher.

Ed’s Note : Sources close to ATI revealed that R520 will be launched
at the End of August so ATi has to deliver their goods soon.