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AMD Radeon HD 7000 Launch Schedule Leaked

By - Source: CPU World | B 46 comments

In a leaked slide, we may have a reasonable picture of the pending launch dates for the Radeon HD 7000 series GPUs.

As of now, we have two of the Radeon HD 7000 series cards released, the HD 7970 and HD 7950. This is just the start of the new series of GPUs to be released over the coming months by AMD.

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First up is the release of the HD 7770 and HD 7750 (codenamed Cape Verde), which is set for February 15 just in time for a belated Valentine's Day gift. The cards will have 1 GB of GDDR5 memory, and are expected to have a base core frequency of 900 MHz with, 896 and 832 stream processors, and 56 and 52 texture units. The HD 7770 looks to be priced around $149, with the HD 7750 coming in at a cheaper price.

In March will be the release of the HD 7870 and HD 7850 (codename Pitcairn). The cards will have 2 GB of GDDR5 memory with similar core and memory frequencies comparable to 77x0 series. The difference with the 78x0 series will be the stream processor & texture units. The HD 7870 is expected to have 1408 stream processors and 88 texture units. The HD 7850 is expected to have 1280 stream processors and 80 texture units. The HD 7870 looks to be priced $299 and the HD7850 will be around $249.

The last but not least is the HD 7990 (codename New Zealand), which still has no official release date listed. As discussed in late December, the HD 7990 is expected to be released late March or early April, around the time of Ivy Bridge's release. The HD 7990 is expected utilize two HD 7970s and have 6GB of total graphics memory (3 GB per GPU). 

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    tomate2 , February 2, 2012 11:02 AM
    By the looks of it the 6xxx series were released WAY ahead of schedule! :p 
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    anacandor , February 2, 2012 10:42 AM
    I can't believe they are releasing a card with 6GB vram... My rig's still running half of that with DIMMs ^_^
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    Shape , February 2, 2012 10:34 AM
    HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY IT IS!
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    anacandor , February 2, 2012 10:42 AM
    I can't believe they are releasing a card with 6GB vram... My rig's still running half of that with DIMMs ^_^
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    SR-71 Blackbird , February 2, 2012 10:48 AM
    Let the cards go we need them now!
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    thehelix , February 2, 2012 10:49 AM
    It's 6 GB in total. Not 6 GB per card, meaning each card in the "on-board" x-fire configuration has 3 GB available.
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    robthatguyx , February 2, 2012 10:51 AM
    newzealand.. im buying a xfx blackedition 7970 but i NEED newzealand dual gpu and 3gb gddr5 EACH powerhouse much? cant wait to see the benchmarks for that if its anything as good as the 7970 was the 7990 will clean house as top card
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    titan078 , February 2, 2012 10:52 AM
    Is there micro stutter with dual GPU cards or just Crossfire/SLI?
  • 23 Hide
    tomate2 , February 2, 2012 11:02 AM
    By the looks of it the 6xxx series were released WAY ahead of schedule! :p 
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    notsleep , February 2, 2012 11:13 AM
    i'll wait for the 8xxx series. my 5770 and 5850 are still kicking out good fps. ;) 
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    maxinexus , February 2, 2012 11:22 AM
    It looks like 7870 will have about the same SP as current 6950 but costs $50 more.
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    hardeho , February 2, 2012 11:36 AM
    Running a 6750 now, looking to upgrade this quarter. Can't wait!
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    hardcore_gamer , February 2, 2012 11:45 AM
    I'm looking forward to a 7990, It'll be a worthy upgrade from my 4870x2
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    PrvtChurch , February 2, 2012 12:09 PM
    My question is what does PRC Only mean? that that card is only gonna be available in China?
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    tmk221 , February 2, 2012 12:29 PM
    7770 gonna be $149 and then you've got $249 7850, there should be sth in between like 7830 or 7790
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    velocityg4 , February 2, 2012 1:00 PM
    Can't wait till this and Ivy Bridge are out. I know there is no major performance boost over what is available right now. I'm more interested in the power savings. My next system should be a nice improvement both speed and energy wise. Replacing a Core 2 Quad q8300, Radeon 4850 and 80+ PSU with an i5 3570K, Radeon HD 7850 or 7870 and an 80+ Gold PSU.
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    soccerplayer88 , February 2, 2012 1:01 PM
    I would be rather cool if this "leak" was actually free of typos.

    Q4 2012 comes before Q1 2012? Making the 6xxx series a futuristic card and thus ourselves time travelers?
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    Tmanishere , February 2, 2012 1:06 PM
    soccerplayer88I would be rather cool if this "leak" was actually free of typos.Q4 2012 comes before Q1 2012? Making the 6xxx series a futuristic card and thus ourselves time travelers?


    1.21 Jigawatts!?
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    willard , February 2, 2012 1:10 PM
    TheHelixIt's 6 GB in total. Not 6 GB per card, meaning each card in the "on-board" x-fire configuration has 3 GB available.

    Actually, I believe that in cards like the 6990/7990, the full memory is available. This contrasts with SLI/Crossfire where the memory does not combine (each card needs a copy of textures and such to work with).
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    phamhlam , February 2, 2012 1:17 PM
    I hate how Nvidia is already claiming to beat the crap out of AMD with their 6xx GPU. I perfer AMD dude to the fact I don't need to SLI just to get 3 monitor. Nvidia, please have something like eyefinity.
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    inerax , February 2, 2012 1:25 PM
    Insane cards.

    Ill have to stick with my 6950 2gb X 2 crossfire until they run new games slow.
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