AMD is planning to rebrand their low-end Radeon HD 7000 products, for OEMs only. Every AMD product from Radeon HD 7600 down will essentially be using GPUs from Northern Islands and even Evergreen families. As expected, a large factor behind this significant restructuring is the rise of APUs.
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A little earlier this week, AMD conducted its usual press briefing of the upcoming Radeon HD 7900 series, across various market regions. DonanimHaber scored and posted key slides from that presentation, with information that matters the most to enthusiasts.
Turkish website DonanimHaber has leaked more official slides from AMD's Radeon HD 7900 press deck. These slides detail HD 7970's reference design and also presents its overclocking capabilities.
According to conversations with fellow journalists and AIB partners, AMD brought forward the launch of HD 7970, while the availability and HD 7950 should launch on January 9, 2012 – one day before CES.
At the IT Supply Chain conference, AMD CEO Rory Read confirmed that AMD has begun shipping 28nm GPUs, fabbed at TSMC, for revenue. This should come as no surprise, as the release for Radeon HD 7900 – on 9th January 2012 – is just over 3 weeks away.
New GPUs will have even wider and faster memory buses than their predecessors, with AMD moving to 384 bits from 256 bits, and Nvidia hopping even further, to 512 bits, in their high end SKUs. But is it more beneficial in the usual graphics tasks, or for the future vector FP math jobs in GPGPU
A slide purportedly to be part of the press deck, detailing Radeon HD 7970, has leaked online. As previously rumoured, the HD 7970 features the GCN architecture with 32 CUs.
The current AMD Fusion APUs, Brazos and Llano, do provide a good balance of integrated CPU and GPU performance, although the system designers, or the PC assemblers using them, should note that there is quite high performance dependence on the memory speed used, especially for the quad-core Llano. This is expected to be even more
Turkish website DonanimHaber has revealed the European pricing of AMD's upcoming Radeon HD 7970. As per reliable sources, the current pricing for the HD 7970 stands at just over 500 Euros.
Not long after the rumour mill at 3DCenter came up with specifications and details for AMD's Tahiti, they have now moved onto NVIDIA's first next-gen 28nm chip – rumoured to be GK104. Succeeding GF114 and the GeForce GTX 560 cards (except the 448 Core version), GK104 is rumoured to release in Q1 2012 with a
In a conversation with Fudzilla, a Senior Product PR Manager confirmed that NVIDIA's next-gen 28nm Kepler GPUs were on track, and samples were in house. However, there was no specific information as to a timeline of "on track".
A few weeks ago, 60 VRForums power users and Sim Lim Square retailers were invited to our inaugural AMD Enthusiast Dinner which was held at IBIS Hotel Bencoolen. Along with the mandatory sumptuous buffet spread, the event was graced by senior AMD evangelists Sasa Marinkovic and Terry Makedon, and also attractive lucky draw prizes generously
Turkish website DonanimHaber have received confirmation for final release date of the much anticipated Radeon HD 7900 series – January 9th 2012. This puts the big release one day before CES 2012 commences.
To conclude one of the quietest years for the GPU industry, the rumour mill has been working overtime, fueled by speculation about AMD's upcoming HD 7900 series, codenamed Tahiti. 3DCenter has compiled expected and rumoured specifications, and also mention a tentative release date – 10th January 2012.
Not long after the first pictures of AMD's Tahiti leaked, we have a detailed shot of Tahiti's PCB, which reveals more details. The 12 memory chips are clearly visible, confirming the 384-bit memory bus. It also offers a first glimpse at the Tahiti die.
AMD is planning to introduce their next-gen performance part, replacing the HD 6800 / Barts series, in February 2012. The rumoured date is the week of February 20th, the week after Chinese New Year. Codenamed Pitcairn, there will be two SKUs at launch – Pitcairn Pro and Pitcairn XT, expected to be branded Radeon HD
A mysterious picture has been posted by a member of Beyond3D forums, capturing two next-gen AMD graphics cards in Crossfire. These new graphics cards are certainly enthusiast (and power hungry) products of the upcoming Southern Islands family, most likely to be Tahiti XT – expected to be branded Radeon HD 7970.
AMD and NVIDIA have both introduced their first next-gen products – mainstream GPUs for the Radeon HD 7000M and GeForce 600M. However, they are next-gen only in branding – they continue to be 40nm GPUs based on HD 6000M and GeForce 500M, with the true next-gen reserved for higher end products.
DonanimHaber has leaked preliminary pricing information for AMD's upcoming Southern Islands / Radeon HD 7000 series. The pricing covers Radeon HD 7650 at $119 to the dual-GPU 7990 flagship at over $700. In general, pricing for the entire HD 7000 range will be above the equivalent HD 6000 parts they are succeeding.