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Report: AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series to Launch January 9

By - Source: DonanimHaber | B 86 comments

Information coming out of the Turkish website DonanimHaber, shows the release date for AMD's new Radeon HD 7900 series is set for January 9, 2012.

Information coming from a "reliable" source has informed DonanimHaber that AMD is expected to release its new Radeon HD 7900 series on January 9, 2010. This is a day ahead of the typical Tuesday release, along with one day before the official start of CES 2012. It is expected to have two cards released, the HD 7970 and HD 7950, that are based on AMD's new 28 nm "Tahiti" platform. Early specifications for "Tahiti" (based on bits and pieces of information from various sources) are listed below. These specifications match closely to what was originally reported in September for the HD 7970 and HD 7950. 

  • 4.50 billion transistors, die-area of 380 mm², built on TSMC 28 nm process
  • Advanced GCN 1D architecture
  • 2048 1D processing cores
  • 128 TMUs, 48 ROPs
  • 384-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, memory clock slightly below 1 GHz, target bandwidth of 240~264 GB/s

  

In addition, it is reported the new HD 7900 series will introduce Eyefinity 3D. This will add support for 3D-optimized (120 Hz) displays, and allow users to create large stereoscopic 3D display heads using multiple 3D displays. All of this looks to be coming with a hefty price though, as early European pricing for the HD 7970 is in the range of 539-549 Euro (or $699.03 to $712.00)

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    Cyber Build PC , December 15, 2011 7:13 AM
    After reading the first part again I noticed that they put 2010 instead of 2012. XD
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    mjello , December 15, 2011 7:21 AM
    January 9, 2010. Ooh yeah back to the future ;) . I would like to backorder one immediately.
  • 22 Hide
    joytech22 , December 15, 2011 7:52 AM
    $700?
    These things better perform as much as they cost especially for single GPU cards.
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  • 7 Hide
    fyasko , December 15, 2011 7:11 AM
    can't wait!
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    Cyber Build PC , December 15, 2011 7:11 AM
    It will be nice to see some new cards on the market. Although $700 sounds kind of a high price for an amd card.
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    cmcghee358 , December 15, 2011 7:12 AM
    Yikes.

    In all honesty, I don't see even a Crossfire configuration capable of pushing 5760x1080 @ 120Hz.

    Even with the new cards.
  • 7 Hide
    buzznut , December 15, 2011 7:12 AM
    Huh, I thought the mainstream GPUs were coming first and the high end cards coming later with rambus memory?

    Well, I certainly won't be buying a $700 card in January..
  • 26 Hide
    Cyber Build PC , December 15, 2011 7:13 AM
    After reading the first part again I noticed that they put 2010 instead of 2012. XD
  • 23 Hide
    mjello , December 15, 2011 7:21 AM
    January 9, 2010. Ooh yeah back to the future ;) . I would like to backorder one immediately.
  • 9 Hide
    tmk221 , December 15, 2011 7:32 AM
    384 bit wide memory nice! that's gonna make difference alone
  • 8 Hide
    lpedraja2002 , December 15, 2011 7:36 AM
    Yeah bring on the new gen cards, I will finally be able to upgrade my 8800gt when they bring curret gen card prices down.
  • 0 Hide
    Anonymous , December 15, 2011 7:42 AM
    lol, 9 January 2010?? typo much
  • 6 Hide
    alterecho , December 15, 2011 7:44 AM
    mjelloOoh yeah back to the future.


    Future to the back.
  • 5 Hide
    alikum , December 15, 2011 7:44 AM
    Come on people! Proof read the damn article!
  • 7 Hide
    DSpider , December 15, 2011 7:48 AM
    3D for multiple displays? Won't the bezel size affect the 3D illusion? I've been asking myself this ever since Nvidia introduced it.

    Also, where mah HD 7670 at? Because it looks like no joy this Christmas...
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    joytech22 , December 15, 2011 7:52 AM
    $700?
    These things better perform as much as they cost especially for single GPU cards.
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    nikorr , December 15, 2011 8:06 AM
    Already!
  • 8 Hide
    Swolern , December 15, 2011 8:13 AM
    Im interested to see how these new cards will handle some extreme tessellation.
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    JOSHSKORN , December 15, 2011 8:21 AM
    I wonder what he price difference between January 9, 2010 and January 9, 2012 is.
  • 3 Hide
    Silluete , December 15, 2011 8:25 AM
    Already waiting for 7770, can't wait to upgrade my 4650 ddr2....
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    Andre2807 , December 15, 2011 8:25 AM
    I'll never buy a $700 graphics card. 1920 x 1080 resolution is enough for me, and a GTX 560 Ti/ATI 6950 1Gb will hit 40 - 60 fps most of the time.
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    rmpumper , December 15, 2011 8:52 AM
    Europe gets screwed with prices once again.
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