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Thursday, 10 November 2011 13:14

Radeon HD 7000 dual on the way

Written by Fuad Abazovic

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Coming by late Q1 2012

 The year 2011 will be remembered as the year of hope to see 28nm graphics from AMD and Nvidia, but serious quantities and launch of most 28nm desktop graphics won’t happen before early next year. So basically, in terms of graphics developments, 2011 will not be remembered at all.

AMD’s Radeon HD 7970 / 7950, codenamed Tahiti, are expected in January and they should be the fastest AMD single-chip solutions. Now we got confirmation that there will be a dual-chip card, something that might end up branded as Radeon HD 7990 and its codename is New Zealand, or Australia Light as some like to call it.

The launch schedule places the card around March, so it’s safer to say late Q1 2012 with an option to slightly slip in early Q2 2012. Naturally this card is faster than any other Radeon HD 7000 generation 28nm card but it will also beat the Radeon HD 6990, AMD’s fastest card to date.

Good news for 2012 is that dual-GPU graphics continue to exist and we are confident that Nvidia is working on its 28nm dual Kepler card.  

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28nm graphics dubbed Radeon HD 7000, official

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0 #1 klatscho 2011-11-10 15:59
"little australia"... *LOL*
 
 
+1 #2 Super XP 2011-11-10 16:04
Rumours close to the original ATI have claimed a possible tri-core will be allowed by third party companies such as Sapphire, XFX and ASUS. Tri-Core HD 7000 card. So it seems they may go back to naming the high end as HD 7850 and HD 7870 with the Dual GPU card being named HD 7970 and the Tri-GPU as HD 7990. This was only possible with the 28nm Process. The Tri-GPU also supports the fact most AM3+ mobo's are indead Tri- CrossfireX and not Quad- CrossfireX.

Good time in 2012 is coming for PC gaming.
 
 
0 #3 romulous 2011-11-10 16:51
Australia Light 8)
 
 
-1 #4 Fidovoff 2011-11-10 19:17
Any information if these new cards will support PCIe 3.0?
 
 
+1 #5 bbo320 2011-11-10 20:01
The new 10 series chipset will not support PCIe 3.0 so I doubt the HD 7000 series Graphics cards will either.
 
 
+6 #6 bardenck 2011-11-10 20:04
Quoting Super XP:
Rumours close to the original ATI have claimed a possible tri-core will be allowed by third party companies such as Sapphire, XFX and ASUS. Tri-Core HD 7000 card. So it seems they may go back to naming the high end as HD 7850 and HD 7870 with the Dual GPU card being named HD 7970 and the Tri-GPU as HD 7990. This was only possible with the 28nm Process. The Tri-GPU also supports the fact most AM3+ mobo's are indead Tri- CrossfireX and not Quad- CrossfireX.

Good time in 2012 is coming for PC gaming.


7870 X3
 
 
-1 #7 Exodite 2011-11-10 21:14
Quoting bbo320:
The new 10 series chipset will not support PCIe 3.0 so I doubt the HD 7000 series Graphics cards will either.



There are more potential, and current, users with Intel CPUs and AMD GPUs than there are with AMD CPUs and AMD GPUs.

In short, there's a market whether or not AMDs chipsets support PCIe 3.0.
 
 
+2 #8 PorscheRacer14 2011-11-10 21:27
AMD's latest platform map showed the 7000 series supporting PCIe 3.0 which makes sense for their GCN architecture since they did add some interesting features to the spec for GPGPU and virtualization. As for not having PCIe 3.0 in their own chipsets, it means they can't be an enthusiast contender, simple as that.
 
 
+1 #9 Fidovoff 2011-11-10 21:50
Quoting PorscheRacer14:
AMD's latest platform map showed the 7000 series supporting PCIe 3.0 which makes sense for their GCN architecture since they did add some interesting features to the spec for GPGPU and virtualization. As for not having PCIe 3.0 in their own chipsets, it means they can't be an enthusiast contender, simple as that.


Do you have a link?

A side note, the AMD server CPU next year might have integrated PCIe 3 controller. http://blogs.amd.com/work/fadcodenames/
 
 
+1 #10 PorscheRacer14 2011-11-10 23:20
http://www.donanimhaber.com/ekran-karti/haberleri/Ozel-Haber-AMD-HD-7000-serisi-ekran-kartlari-PCie-30-destegi-ile-geliyor.htm.

Sorry, just did a quick search so putting this here. It was in one of the many revised AMD roadmaps the last couple of months if that helps, where I saw it. Anyways, AMD and NVIDIA will have PCIe 3.0.
 

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