Radeon HD 7xxx series? Tags: Graphics Cards HD Radeon Graphics Last response: July 26, 2011 2:40 AM in Graphics & Displays Share ambam July 25, 2011 10:28:22 PM I've got some questions about the upcoming ATI Radeon HD 7xxx series of graphics cards. *Are these cards a completely new architecture or just a 28nm die shrink of the HD 69xx? *Will they offer almost twice the performance like the HD 5000 > HD 4000 did? *How much video memory will these cards have? More than 2GB? *I heard that they are supposed to use GDDR5+ memory. What is GDDR5+? *These cards are going to go along with the next-gen processors/chipsets motherboards from AMD and Intel, and will use PCIe 3.0 x16. Will they be reverse-compatible with PCIe 2.0 x16? *Will they use a new version of DirectX? *Are these cards due for release in 2011 or 2012? *I've heard rumors about 2160p monitors. Will these cards support resolutions beyond 2560x1600? More about : radeon 7xxx series turboflame July 25, 2011 10:39:44 PM Based on rumors: *They are supposedly based on the same VLIW 4 architecture as the HD 6900 series. *Ideally yes considering how many more transistors they can pack into 28nm over 40nm. *Probably no more than 2GB, 2GB is overkill as it is in most cases. *No idea *PCI express is always backwards compatible, a PCI-E 3.0 card should work in a PCI-E 2.0 slot *Probably not, I don't think the specs for DX12 have even been finalized yet. *Supposedly we'll see a card or two by the end of the year. *By the time that becomes standard, you'd want a new video card anyway. m 0 l redeemer a b U Graphics card July 26, 2011 12:30:05 AM Less power consumption less heat for sure, performance wise may see huge improvements maybe 100%+ lot more bang then what 5000 to 6000 series gave us, I m 0 l Related resources Radeon HD 7xxx Series - Forum Which is better to buy? R7 or HD 7xxx series - Forum Radeon HD 7xxx or Radeon R7 M2N68-LA (Narra2) Motherboard - Forum Radeon 7xxx series CrossfireX using 4 GPUs on one Motherboard - Forum Radeon 7xxx series fan question. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer ambam July 26, 2011 2:33:01 AM redeemer said:Less power consumption less heat for sure, performance wise may see huge improvements maybe 100%+ lot more bang then what 5000 to 6000 series gave us, I Do you have anything to support that claim? m 0 l EXT64 a b U Graphics card July 26, 2011 2:35:55 AM No, he/she doesn't. As usual AMD is keeping everything as secret as possible. I don't think that the wait should be too long though. m 0 l iwantamd7970 July 26, 2011 2:40:16 AM I wish we'd see a 100% performance improvement. but I dont want to get my hopes up too much m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources picture quality: radeon x1xxx series vs geforce 7xxx series Forum HD 7xxx series by the end of 2011? Forum Any info yet on the HD 7xxx series? Forum Radeon HD 7xxx Forum Radeon HD 7XXX 28nm? Forum SolvedUpgrading from Radeon HD 4670 series Forum SolvedI am about to purchase a build with this apu:AMD A8-Series APU A8-6600K with Radeon HD 8570D, is it possible to add another gr Forum SolvedOverclocking my AMD Radeon HD 5700 Series Forum SolvedI need help with if a radeon hd 7770 is compatible with my pc hp 110 desktop pc series Forum SolvedLooking for Crossfire software for ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series (ATI) Forum SolvedUpgrading graphics card AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series Forum SolvedWhat happened to the Radeon HD series? Forum Solvedmy motherboard has intregated intel hd3000 series gpu and external radeon hd6400 but now it did'nt detect external gpu plzhelp Forum SolvedAMD Radeon HD 7600M series bad drivers (Blue screen of death) Forum Solvedyou sure i should buy from radeon hd7000 series Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !