Radeon 9700 PRO: Gigabyte and CP Technology get a taste
According to messages from Taiwan, ATI Radeon 9700 PRO cards have already gained considerable popularity, not being yet widespread in retail. And the fame only grows with time. Well, it shouldn´t surprise anyone, as the answer from NVIDIA will appear in the market only after the end of the third quarter.
Industrial sources report that growing demand for Radeon 9700 PRO cards already made Gigabyte Technology and CP Technology increase orders from ATI Technologies. The Canadian company was forced to order more from its production partner, TSMC, at once.
It´s known that in August Gigabyte placed orders for additional 10 thousand Radeon 9700 PRO chips and already received the first consignments. CP Technology also received the first shipments early in September and had time to order more from ATI. By the way, as the gross profit for one Radeon 9700 PRO card currently makes 15-20%, analysts forecast that Gigabyte and CP Technology will nicely benefit. If ATI / TSMC do their part as well...
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