Rumor: AMD Baking Radeon HD 7790 on Bonaire XT GPU

As stated in our earlier clarification of AMD's 2013 Radeon plans, AMD will be releasing the HD 7790 graphics card in April to bridge the gap between the HD 7770 and HD 7850. Fudzilla further stated that the card would surprisingly be based on the Bonaire XT GPU and therefore be the first AMD GPU to be based on the GCN 2.0 architecture that is expected to power the upcoming HD 8000 series of graphics cards.

Fudzilla also indicated that the HD 7790 will be a very impressive performer, so much so that AMD has apparently asked manufacturers not to release overclocked versions of the card for fear of it surpassing and consequently crippling sales of the HD 7850. This implies that the Bonaire XT GPU holds a lot of potential for overclocking, something that we are always exited to see.

The HD 7790 isn't expected to make an appearance at CeBIT next month, but the company does plan to show off some of its other products to keep customers and shareholders happy.

 

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  • At last, a competitor for GTX650ti. More competition for them (AMD n Nvidia), less prices for us :D.
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  • spentshellsThis card is pointless, 7850 1GB is a monster for 160 dollars, 650ti doesn't touch it, this card will need to be 139 in order to sell

    Meanwhile the 7850 is priced at 220eur and the 7770 at 160eur here. This would be prefect for filling the gap at ~190eur.
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  • Hmm it makes sense to fill in this gap as from 7970 down to 7750 every card is separated by 256 shaders

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    The original 7770 should have come out around 768 shaders like that engineering sample a while back

    Good thing my 7850 is a great overclocker too :)
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  • What are they going to do, ship them without fans to prevent users from overclocking?
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  • Hmm it makes sense to fill in this gap as from 7970 down to 7750 every card is separated by 256 shaders

    2048-1782-1536-1280-1024-640-512
    The original 7770 should have come out around 768 shaders like that engineering sample a while back

    Good thing my 7850 is a great overclocker too :)
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  • AMD what are you doing???
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