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#541 nesquick

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:44 AM

So apparently AMD are going to start shipping 3 free games with 7900 cards http://www.tomshardw..._680,15340.html

The promotion between THQ and Codemasters is known as the "Three for Free" promotion. The three titles are Deus Ex: Human Revolution, DiRT Showdown and Nexuiz. AMD stated that it will be bundling these games with their graphics cards starting April 16th. In a statement, AMD said, "Rolling through select etailer and retailer partners shortly, we will be launching the Three for Free promotion, bundling a free copy of Dirt Showdown and Nexuiz with each AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series graphics card. We will also be including a full copy of one of the top titles of 2011; Deus Ex: Human Revolution, as well as its DLC expansion The Missing Link." Adding three bundled games to the Radeon HD 7900 series is a nice value-added bonus to end-users.

also a price drop in rrp but still pretty funny, they did this one other time with the black box from valve when HD2900 cards won't really selling to well.
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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:54 PM

also a price drop in rrp but still pretty funny, they did this one other time with the black box from valve when HD2900 cards won't really selling to well.


Anyone know when the price drop will hit here? I wouldn't mind picking up a new GPU.
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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:56 PM

So apparently AMD are going to start shipping 3 free games with 7900 cards http://www.tomshardw..._680,15340.html

The promotion between THQ and Codemasters is known as the "Three for Free" promotion. The three titles are Deus Ex: Human Revolution, DiRT Showdown and Nexuiz. AMD stated that it will be bundling these games with their graphics cards starting April 16th. In a statement, AMD said, "Rolling through select etailer and retailer partners shortly, we will be launching the Three for Free promotion, bundling a free copy of Dirt Showdown and Nexuiz with each AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series graphics card. We will also be including a full copy of one of the top titles of 2011; Deus Ex: Human Revolution, as well as its DLC expansion The Missing Link." Adding three bundled games to the Radeon HD 7900 series is a nice value-added bonus to end-users.

also a price drop in rrp but still pretty funny, they did this one other time with the black box from valve when HD2900 cards won't really selling to well.

Score. I was going to get an AMD card anyway.
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Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:08 PM

also a price drop in rrp but still pretty funny, they did this one other time with the black box from valve when HD2900 cards won't really selling to well.


Anyone know when the price drop will hit here? I wouldn't mind picking up a new GPU.

it will probably slowly trickle down since they should drop to below the current price of 7950 and i doubt they will reach that level for some time
lets hope im wrong

newegg vs au price
7950 $380 vs $480
7970 $470 vs $570
gtx680 $500 vs $600
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Posted 17 April 2012 - 05:51 PM

Interesting read about Eric Demers leaving AMD/ATI
http://www.rage3d.co...well_interview/
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Posted 10 May 2012 - 08:37 AM

Something brought on by Nvidia, that will most probably affect AMD (Is in the Kepler thread)
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Posted 25 May 2012 - 09:02 PM

AMD AIB Partners Said to be Working on "HD 7970 X2"

Although AMD has plans to unveil its dual-GPU Radeon HD 7990 some time during Computex 2012, next month, it is reported that its add-in board (AIB) partners will be rolling out custom-design dual-GPU graphics cards labelled "Radeon HD 7970 X2." These cards most likely feature a pair of 28 nm "Tahiti" GPUs with high GPU clock speeds (perhaps above those of the HD 7990, perhaps even over 1 GHz). The new cards could then target the performance levels of NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 690 at competitive prices. It could also be AMD's strategy to give the onus to AIB partners to come up with "off-spec" dual-GPU cards to compete with GTX 690 in terms of performance, while maintaining an "on-spec" Radeon HD 7990 that seeks a higher price-performance ratio than that of the GTX 690.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 01:09 PM

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PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 X2 Devil 13 has three-slot cooling system with three fans and requires three PCI Express 8-pin power connectors. The board carries 3GB or 6GB GDDR5 memory, but its clock-speed is unclear, just like the frequency of the graphics processing unit itself. The card has two DVI, two mini-DisplayPort and one HDMI video outputs.


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Posted 30 May 2012 - 03:12 PM

Lol, look how tall that PCB is! Looks 3CM taller than the "traditional" height of a card, if the CF bridge is anything to go off.
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Posted 30 May 2012 - 06:30 PM

I doubt that'd fit in my room :-P
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Posted 30 May 2012 - 09:26 PM

Cool, now my DCII looks pathetically weedy to me. Thanks mark :/
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 05:19 PM

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PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 X2 Devil 13 has three-slot cooling system with three fans and requires three PCI Express 8-pin power connectors. The board carries 3GB or 6GB GDDR5 memory, but its clock-speed is unclear, just like the frequency of the graphics processing unit itself. The card has two DVI, two mini-DisplayPort and one HDMI video outputs.


I don't think it'll fit in ANY case given how high that PCB is!
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Posted 01 June 2012 - 11:23 AM

That PCB is MASSIVE! I can't wait for the 7990 to hit and I really want to know more about the 7900's ghz edition, anyone know any other news other than AMD are planning to release them? lol
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Posted 01 June 2012 - 11:27 AM

I really want to know more about the 7900's ghz edition, anyone know any other news other than AMD are planning to release them? lol


They will try to let their vendors run off as much 925Mhz stock as possible first. I'd guess at another fortnight or so.

The other question is, can they actually afford to sell their cards any cheaper? At the moment the GTX 670 is doing work on the 7970, and even if the 1GHz clock puts the 7970 ahead by a few %, Nvidia quite simply can afford to sell the GTX 670 far cheaper than AMD. I don't think AMD will try to undercut the GTX 670 again, as they know it's a fight they can't win.
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Posted 02 June 2012 - 10:32 AM

Nvidia quite simply can afford to sell the GTX 670 far cheaper than AMD. I don't think AMD will try to undercut the GTX 670 again, as they know it's a fight they can't win.



True, nvidia will win on the price war with the gtx 670 being at a great price already and i think they can cut easily $50 off that. And i dunno about AMD selling their cards any cheaper, I think that the 7800 series can drop quite substantially but given that the 7900s dropped already, as you said, doubtful that they will be dropping it anymore. I'm just really curious to see how their 7990 will match the gtx 690. Both in price and performance.
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 02:37 PM

http://www.fudzilla....lized-in-detail
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The PCB of the new HD 7970 X2 Devil 13 is both taller and longer than your average HD 7970 and features a 5+2+1-phase VRM that draws power from no less than three 8-pin PCI-Express power connectors. It features a triple-fan, triple-slot cooler with a rather hefty heatsink. According to our info, the card should end up clocked at 925MHz and it will feature a total of 6GB of memory (3GB per GPU) clocked at 5.5GHz effective, but we are not sure if those are finalized.

The new HD 7970 X2 Devil 13 also feature a dual-BIOS switch that could take the GPUs all the way up to 1100MHz in "performance mode".


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Posted 07 June 2012 - 05:20 PM

That's huge ...
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Posted 12 June 2012 - 08:19 AM

As mentioned elsewhere, but

AMD Readies Trio of New Radeon HD 7900 Series SKUs

Apart from a few Radeon HD 7970 "X2" dual-GPU graphics cards, and a few non-reference design HD 7970, we didn't hear much about new Radeon SKUs, at Computex. AMD or its partners never even talked about the Radeon HD 7990. It appears now, that the company is working on three new SKUs that will likely replace existing ones, in a bid to replenish the competitiveness of its "Southern Islands" GPU family. The three new SKUs include the Radeon HD 7990, of which we've been hearing for a greater part of this year; the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition, which we knew was taking shape for some time now; and the new Radeon HD 7930.

Launch of the Radeon HD 7990 has been facing quite a few delays. We can't imagine technical hurdles with regard to board design, but the performance yield, and performance-per-Watt figures the SKU will have to produce, to ever make it to the market. The HD 7990 has the tough task of performing within an acceptable range of the GeForce GTX 690, on both these fronts.

The Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition will be NVIDIA's bid to compete with the GTX 680, if merely lowering prices won't cut it for the HD 7970. AMD will raise the reference clock speeds for the HD 7970. Lastly, we're hearing of a new SKU, called HD 7930, codenamed "Tahiti LE". This SKU was first spotted when keen observers were poking around with driver information files. It's likely to be a cut-down 28 nm "Tahiti" GPU. It will be interesting to see how AMD prices it, seeing as how it's a tight squeeze between the HD 7870 GHz Edition and HD 7950.

According to a fresh 3DCenter.org report, launch of the HD 7990 is pushed all the way back to August (mid-Summer). The HD 7970 GHz Edition, if real, should be just around the corner, with a June launch predicted. The HD 7930, on the other hand, could be out after June, if the competition gets tough following launch of upper-mainstream NVIDIA SKUs.

I still think they need a HD 7830 or 7790, though I guess the old HD 6800's fit in well there
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 09:56 AM

Our Gigabyte HD7970 SOC arrived this morning, shipped directly from the factory floor in Taiwan - no box, manual, disks or accessories included, just an anti-static bag and a DHL package.

http://www.atomicmpc...verclock.aspx/1
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 11:45 AM

Our Gigabyte HD7970 SOC arrived this morning, shipped directly from the factory floor in Taiwan - no box, manual, disks or accessories included, just an anti-static bag and a DHL package.

http://www.atomicmpc...verclock.aspx/1

What a weird cooling design. Air isn't exhausted, it's blown at the case side. Will be interesting to see how well it performs, and how loud/quiet it is
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