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    Thumbs down The true reason behind the delay of AMD Cayman 6970/6950? - you'd never wanna know

    Source: http://www.chiphell.com/thread-148220-1-1.html

    If you unmount the cooler of a reference card, you could notice an obvious abrasion over the corner of the inner 6/8-pin power
    connector socket. No, it ain't by chance you've got a bad pick. It's common among all the popular review sites.

    Yes, it's because if you don't polish that corner, you wouldn't be able to mount and install that cooler! Thus AMD spent a delay
    to fix that - they polish every card by hand, therefore each card is guaranteed to be a hand-crafted unique version!



    For comparison, here are pictures from TechPowerUp:



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    Could have been just a dumb mistake for some component measurement, probably in the next months will be fixed, but for release they had no choice?

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    Bet it increased the price, too. Epic fail...
    And imagine these cards coming before GTX570... They'd look much better.
    Well, at least they didn't have to scrap them all!
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    God I'm lucky! I'm now the happy owner of two genuine handcrafted 6970's...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Halford View Post
    God I'm lucky! I'm now the happy owner of two genuine handcrafted 6970's...


    gotta love the positiveness in that remark
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    It interferes with the fan blades, right? Otherwise they would have cut some corner on the cooler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mats View Post
    It interferes with the fan blades, right? Otherwise they would have cut some corner on the cooler.
    what the sh*t hit the fan

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    I can imagine the panic when guys at AMD found out.
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    its possible that this is why. it is also possible that not all boards needed modification, so some may not have it.

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    lol.. didn't they made a few samples first before hitting the print 2423593 cards button ? :p
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    hand-crafted Radeons?
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    i cannot believe it haha-- it is rolls royce man!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loque View Post
    lol.. didn't they made a few samples first before hitting the print 2423593 cards button ? :p

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    A whole new approach to high-end products, I wonder how soon it will turn into a marketing feature.

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    Sh*t definately hit the fan LOL
    i think it would be safe to assume some people are no longer employed with AMD :




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    It not very clear if this "feature" is found on review sample cards as well as retail cards.

    Anyone with a retail card care to confirm ?
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    Dear AMD,

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    I can just imagine how THAT convo went..

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    Is it true

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    wah total fail.. can construct a ~3bill transistor chip but no cooler which actually fits on the card
    someone really f*d up on measurements
    heise, hardwareluxx, pcgames cards look the same..
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    You guys are also jumping to conclusions. Isn't it just as likely that they at some point decided to change which heatsink the reference model is going to come with and had to modify the power connector slightly so it would fit? My bet is that the original design fit together just fine but they made a HDF change late in the game, perhaps to enable higher clocks.
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    Lol. ATI your next task is to make me a hand assembled 6990 using only wire wraps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Micutzu View Post
    A whole new approach to high-end products, I wonder how soon it will turn into a marketing feature.
    Too late it just was.


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    Why can't they just move the plug?

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