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Advanced Micro Devices is set to release its new offering, which will be positioned against Nvidia Corp.'s GeForce GTX 660 Ti in late November The new solution will belong to the Radeon HD 7800-family, but is projected to deliver 15% performance improvement over existing model 7870.

In a bid to prepare a potentially popular graphics solution for the holiday season, AMD is developing a relatively affordable graphics card based on Tahiti-LE design, a cut-down version of the Radeon HD 7900-series GPUs. Exact specifications are unknown, but HT4U web-site reports that the new solution will be developed to offer clearly higher - by 15% to 16% - performance compared to Radeon HD 7870, but evidently lower than the Radeon HD 7950. The novelty is set to be released on November 27, 2012.

At present Radeon HD 7870 graphics cards cost starting from $239, whereas the Radeon HD 7950 graphics boards start at $309, which means that a Tahiti-LE-based products should be priced at around $275. It is unclear whether the code-named Tahiti-LE will inherit 384-bit GDDR5 memory bus of the Radeon HD 7900-series, or will use 256-bit GDDR5 bus.

The AMD Radeon HD 7700-, 7800- and 7900-series graphics cards support all the advantages that the graphics core next (GCN) architecture has to offer, including support for DirectX 11.1, OpenCL 1.2, PCI Express 3.0, AMD Eyefinity 2.0, ultra high-definition output support using DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 1.4a, optimized power consumption, integrated 7.1 audio controller, stereo-3D/Blu-ray 3D support, and other new technologies.

AMD did not comment on the news-story.

Tags: AMD, ATI, Radeon, GCN, Southern Islands, 28nm, Tahiti, Cape Verde, Pitcairn


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0 13 [Posted by: j7  | Date: 11/19/12 07:24:52 PM]
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I see you're on your fourth pseudonym now. I wonder how long it will take until this one is banned? Forget it, i wonder how long it will take for you to get bored and just leave.
6 1 [Posted by: Nightgawk  | Date: 11/19/12 10:48:03 PM]
AMD wont die as you put it j7 ,as they are still making profits not great profits but you take what you can get right, they only need to keep the The HSA (Heterogeneous System Architecture) Foundation going until then as the real power of the ARM collective heavy hitters are in there to give ARM cortex platform a good start, and they will assist AMD along the way as its in everyone's interest to do so and collect even more x86 OEM's looking to also get into the new global ARM markets potential....

sure Rory Read is an accountant and not tech so he does what he knows best balance the books and ignores intel's moore's law etc

(Rory's potential thinking: this fella moore worked at Intel, so im not following his law

im happy with may's law and get me some software optimisation going

"May's Law states, in reference to Moore's Law:
“Software efficiency halves every 18 months, compensating Moore's Law” )

you cant really blame him for the whole mess as he's not been in charge long enough to account for the bulldozer trash and relying on unproven software to optimize the CPU layouts etc without have a team triple check its output and rip out the crap designs it churned out etc....

but OC if they are not also slapping in real quad ram channels, real quad integer SIMD or even more that can really beat intel x264 encoding rather than just meeting the same speed levels and mostly missing by a lot every single time in real life testing ...

and also ripping out the dysfunctional "UVD" video decode and putting in a good fully open 3rd party 1080P Encode/decode unit with fully OSS windows/Linux drivers and patches written for x264/ffmpeg from day one then your doing it wrong and not listening as thats what ordinary people want

BEFORE AMD PR and BOM reducing managers get their grubby hands on it and screw the next core in line over again then whats the point for the average home/SOHO video user to buy that instead of the Intel.

you cant keep acting like the local shop keeper thats alway complaining that he cant make any real profits, and you tell him its simple, i want to buy from you but you don't stock all the generic things i want to use and need,heres a list, get it in stock/make it please, only to have him not change and not actually give you what you asked for , no sale, no profit, everyone goes elswhere to buy instead... closing down sale banner goes in the window, the end.

and don't tell me the average users quad CPU is fast enough until you try re-encoding your generic masses of 1080P cam footage and BR collection with x264 high profile ,high quality slowest settings and so cant get better than real time today so it is NOT fast enough yet
0 2 [Posted by: sanity  | Date: 11/20/12 02:23:56 PM]

Hating and bashing aside, is it just me or has the launch for this thing been delayed for the second time now? First they said beginning of November, then something about the 15th. What's up with that?
1 1 [Posted by: Nightgawk  | Date: 11/19/12 11:25:20 PM]
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0 8 [Posted by: j7  | Date: 11/20/12 03:32:50 AM]
you remind me of gollum, sad little creature... precioussss intel, precioussss nvidia...
5 1 [Posted by: snakefist  | Date: 11/20/12 06:05:25 AM]
He doesn't have enough $ to afford modern Intel or NV's products. He just trolls tech sites hating on AMD, but can't even afford a $299 PS4 or electricity costs on 75W Wii U.
3 1 [Posted by: BestJinjo  | Date: 11/20/12 11:20:17 AM]

j7 you make the interwab a more "rotten" place. If that's satifactory to you, then you are a worthless person.

Is it just me or i'd rather get a 7870 with a fully functionnal Pitcairn, and take a chance at overclocking it, rather than getting this card that hasn't even made it past 7950 spec tests? I remember seing reasonably OCed 7870s outperform 7950s.. maybe not since updated 7950 bios, but there seems to be no recent test out there...

Maybe i'm wrong but it doen't look like this card will have a lot of potential beyond stock specs..
4 1 [Posted by: 200380051  | Date: 11/20/12 10:08:29 AM]
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Generally speaking these products like GTX465, HD5830 are chips that didn't make a cut for the fully unlocked part. They tend to inherit poor power consumption and lower performance than the SKUs they were supposed to fill. With HD7950 now being bundled with 3 free games, overclocking well past GTX680/HD7970 level of performance, this card can't really cost more than $229 to make sense. Market prices for HD7870 are not $239 as the article states, much closer to $210-220 after rebates in North America.

If this card costs $275, might as well get the HD7950 and OC to flagship level:


The price is way too close to HD7950s!
2 1 [Posted by: BestJinjo  | Date: 11/20/12 11:21:58 AM]
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0 3 [Posted by: j7  | Date: 11/20/12 12:11:02 PM]
It must be so hard living in a home without electricity.
3 0 [Posted by: Nightgawk  | Date: 11/20/12 11:59:34 PM]


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