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Wednesday, 30 November 2011 13:04

Radeon HD 7000 uses GDDR 5

Written by Fuad Abazovic



No XDR2 memory


Our sources have opened their knowledgeable mouth and they said a simple but rather important thing.

XDR2 memory support is off the tablet for AMD’s next generation graphics cards, and Radon HD 7000 will stick to GDDR5 memory.

The technology that was developed by Rambus might find its place in some future consoles, but not with the current graphics card line, we were told.  It looks like GDDR5 should be sufficient for new cards, we believe a 256-bit memory will be the interface of choice for most cards, but we would not exclude 512-bit for some high end versions.

This is the part we still don’t know for sure so please take it with a grain of salt.
Samples for press of Radeon HD 7000 cards should go out in December, while the official availability is expected for some point in January.

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+4 #1 nt300 2011-11-30 13:35
If 512-bit brings benefits they should release high end cards with it. It's about time they put the 256-bit to rest, it's been around for a long time and has been part of high end cards from the time of the HD 3870 days.
 
 
+6 #2 FakeJ 2011-11-30 14:46
512-bit requires too large a die. Why build a huge chip to accomodate 512 when you can build a smaller chip, clock it higher and strap on super fast memory for the same effective data rate as with a wider bus.
 
 
+5 #3 yourma2000 2011-11-30 14:58
One of the official AMD twitter pages acknowledged the possible use of XDR2, and since this doesn't have a source, I'll say that XDR2 on 79xx series is still possible.
 
 
-10 #4 faildozzer 2011-11-30 15:58
Quoting yourma2000:
One of the official AMD twitter pages acknowledged the possible use of XDR2, and since this doesn't have a source, I'll say that XDR2 on 79xx series is still possible.


Doubt that,amd will not want pleasure to deal with patent troll Rambus,they have no money for this :D
And in reality,Rambus and 256bit just not gonna work-to have full potential of Rambus you need to start no less than from 384bit and upwards,at this point its pointless for amd and Nv to have rambus.
But you never know with amd,if on 79xx series will work same ppl who made $hitdozzer such EPIC FAIL :D
 
 
+12 #5 nt300 2011-11-30 16:27
Are you insane, Rambus wants AMD to use XDR2 memory because both will have lots to gain from it. AMD's strong suit is Graphics, something they will continue to dominate regardless the competition.

AMD already scored 10x more contracts to use Radeon Graphics in the new upcoming gaming consoles i.e.: XBOX 720, Wii2 and PS4, along with massive notebook contracts.

Hopefully they will get there CPU's back up and running full force so Intel can once again have strong competition while AMD continues to push Innovation.

It's been FACT for so many years, AMD does it first, then Intel follows behind, though Intel has the money and resources to make what AMD created/Innovated somewhat better.
 
 
-9 #6 las 2011-11-30 16:58
Quoting nt300:
Are you insane, Rambus wants AMD to use XDR2 memory because both will have lots to gain from it. AMD's strong suit is Graphics, something they will continue to dominate regardless the competition.

AMD already scored 10x more contracts to use Radeon Graphics in the new upcoming gaming consoles i.e.: XBOX 720, Wii2 and PS4, along with massive notebook contracts.

Hopefully they will get there CPU's back up and running full force so Intel can once again have strong competition while AMD continues to push Innovation.

It's been FACT for so many years, AMD does it first, then Intel follows behind, though Intel has the money and resources to make what AMD created/Innovated somewhat better.


Fanboi much?
 
 
+12 #7 MegaJapan 2011-11-30 17:33
Quoting las:
Fanboi much?

Sounds like facts to me.
 
 
-7 #8 Jurassic1024 2011-11-30 18:40
Damn tired reading comments from babies... Want something to cry about?

Cry over this...
http://www.techpowerup.com/155920/AMD-To-Give-Up-Competing-With-Intel-On-x86-CPU-Prices-Already-Shooting-Up.html

...and this...
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/AMD-APU-Z-Series-ARM-Tegra-3,14114.html

Sheesh.
 
 
0 #9 pogsnet 2011-11-30 20:54
Let's see about that Fuad but there are so many times that you are wrong.
 
 
+2 #10 Haberlandt 2011-11-30 20:56
Quoting faildozzer :
Quoting yourma2000:
One of the official AMD twitter pages acknowledged the possible use of XDR2, and since this doesn't have a source, I'll say that XDR2 on 79xx series is still possible.


Doubt that,amd will not want pleasure to deal with patent troll Rambus,they have no money for this :D
And in reality,Rambus and 256bit just not gonna work-to have full potential of Rambus you need to start no less than from 384bit and upwards,at this point its pointless for amd and Nv to have rambus.
But you never know with amd,if on 79xx series will work same ppl who made $hitdozzer such EPIC FAIL :D
Warrior.
 

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