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RD600 boards undergo self-censoring

Hint: Intel didn't do it
Thu Sep 14 2006, 14:43
THERE ARE a lot of rumours swirling around about the Intel based RD600 chipset from ATI.

The only thing we know for sure is that several top tier OEMs are dropping very promising looking mobos like rocks, hot rocks, hot rocks with the plague.

This is not the usual way to greet a promising new chipset, so we looked into why you will have a hard time finding these products.

Conspiracy theories abound on this subject, but the real reason it happened is self-censorship. All the OEMs we talked to said no problem with the substance of the chipset, and no one reported Intel leaning on them.

Why then no RD600? The OEMs tell me they are afraid of offending Intel, and whatever nebulous things that brings.

We want to emphasise that Intel has nothing to do with this, it is simply self-censorship by the OEMs. The saddest part of this is that it was looking to be a killer chipset. Sometimes they lean on you, sometimes you lean on yourself. µ


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