ATI is likely to follow suit to ship product generation in volume on the day
of announcement like NVIDIA. According to

THG
, there will be plenty of entry-level and mainstream R5xx cards available
in stores at launch. The flagship will follow within a few weeks. Most versions
of the upcoming R520 chips are likely to be available in "high" volume at
launch. Volume availability appears to mainly refer to the RV515 and RV530
graphics processors, which will cover the entry-level and the mid-range segment
of the new product generation. Users waiting for the flagship R520 will have to
wait "three to four weeks" after launch. However, production yields apparently
are much better than ATI originally had expected which should enable a quick
ramp of the chip.

ATI is likely to follow suit to ship product generation in volume on the day
of announcement like NVIDIA. According to

THG
, there will be plenty of entry-level and mainstream R5xx cards available
in stores at launch. The flagship will follow within a few weeks. Most versions
of the upcoming R520 chips are likely to be available in "high" volume at
launch. Volume availability appears to mainly refer to the RV515 and RV530
graphics processors, which will cover the entry-level and the mid-range segment
of the new product generation. Users waiting for the flagship R520 will have to
wait "three to four weeks" after launch. However, production yields apparently
are much better than ATI originally had expected which should enable a quick
ramp of the chip.