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AMD HD 8800 Series SKUs Surface in Leaked Document

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AMD's next-generation GPUs have showed up in product tables for the first time.

"Oland" will be built in 28 nm, but feature a substantially larger die than the current Pitcairn core and promises a sizable performance increase. The price may be the big surprise in this release.

The transistor are size will jump by 27 percent to 270 mm2 and the transistor count for both the HD 8850 and HD 8870 will grow to 3.4 billion. The base clock will be lifted by 7 percent and 5 percent, respectively, to 925 MHz and 1050 MHz. The single-precision computing performance is promised to increase by 70 percent to 2.99 and 3.94 TFlops, while the double precision count is indicated as 187 and 246 GFlops. AMD was apparently able to contain the power consumption of the cards and shave off 15 watts on the high end to arrive at 160 watts.

The most interesting part in the leaked table, if the information is accurate, is certainly the pricing, which is much more aggressive than before. The higher-end 8870 is listed for $279, while the 8850 has a $199 MSRP. This information is not confirmed, but certainly intriguing and an interesting play for AMD.

 

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    joytech22 , September 17, 2012 11:22 PM
    If this table is correct, these things will fly off the shelves.
    Let the competition begin.. >:D 
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    A Bad Day , September 17, 2012 11:07 PM
    Going Nivida's style of throwing more transistors, while keeping TDP and possibly price under control. I like that.
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    gramps , September 17, 2012 11:19 PM
    IF this is accurate it would be impressive to say the least. Personally I'm a little skeptical (but hopeful) - that much increase in die size and such a substantial performance boost with a slightly lower TDP - all on the same 28nm process? AND that price!

    Too good to be true? I hope not!!
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  • 30 Hide
    A Bad Day , September 17, 2012 11:07 PM
    Going Nivida's style of throwing more transistors, while keeping TDP and possibly price under control. I like that.
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    jupiter optimus maximus , September 17, 2012 11:18 PM
    This leak was released on the day of the resignation of the CFO of AMD. As of now, after trading is $3.70 from $4.01. It reached $3.54 an hour ago.
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    gramps , September 17, 2012 11:19 PM
    IF this is accurate it would be impressive to say the least. Personally I'm a little skeptical (but hopeful) - that much increase in die size and such a substantial performance boost with a slightly lower TDP - all on the same 28nm process? AND that price!

    Too good to be true? I hope not!!
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    idroid , September 17, 2012 11:19 PM
    Wow!!! lower price and lower TDP with what seems to be a really big performance gain!! i am all in!
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    deepblue08 , September 17, 2012 11:20 PM
    Das ist Gut.
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    atminside , September 17, 2012 11:21 PM
    Wow those memory bandwidth speeds are nearing eDRAM speeds. If only we had that kind of speed on the DDR standard I wonder what kind of improvements we might see in general computing.
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    joytech22 , September 17, 2012 11:22 PM
    If this table is correct, these things will fly off the shelves.
    Let the competition begin.. >:D 
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    Anonymous , September 17, 2012 11:37 PM
    If the 8850 can keep the one PCIE power connector, that, will be a magical card! It is kind of like 79x0 performance on one PCIE and small form factor plus the price! Amazing!
    AMD = Me Gusta!
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    proffet , September 17, 2012 11:38 PM
    man this is cool but jeez.....
    the HD 7 and GTX 6 series are just now getting into high gear.
    got my head spinning.

    Haswell coming out next week.? LoL
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    proffet , September 17, 2012 11:39 PM
    P.S.
    any mentioning of XDR2 RAM instead of GDDR5.?
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    frombehind , September 17, 2012 11:40 PM
    spat55Hope they arn't that good just got my 7850 4 months ago and the 8750 looks like it will wipe he floor with it! Oh well at least I haven't OC'ed it yet! and have that to look forward to..


    That's kinda the name of the "upgrade game" bro... its very rare that a card comes along that totally whips the previous generation (although it does happen) however if the Next gen cards did not best the previous gen by AT LEAST 25%... no one would buy them.
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    bavman , September 17, 2012 11:42 PM
    I like those MSRP %s. I hope they really do pull it off because it'll put some nice competitive pressure on nvidia
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    A Bad Day , September 17, 2012 11:44 PM
    proffetP.S.any mentioning of XDR2 RAM instead of GDDR5.?


    I'm fairly sure RAMBUS asked too much for the XDR2 RAM.
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    bustapr , September 17, 2012 11:45 PM
    jupiter optimus maximusThis leak was released on the day of the resignation of the CFO of AMD. As of now, after trading is $3.70 from $4.01. It reached $3.54 an hour ago.

    this really sucks big time. its a smart move by amd to leak these charts because itll get people talking about the next gpus and by the looks of it retain some investors with good hopes that Oland will be very competitive. I just hope AMD doesnt fall off the market, especially with how amazing theyre gpu division is.
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    A Bad Day , September 17, 2012 11:48 PM
    proffetP.S.any mentioning of XDR2 RAM instead of GDDR5.?


    On a second thought, since RAMBUS doesn't have any of its own fab labs, it has to work out a deal with a fab company to make the XDR2 RAM for them.

    And do keep in mind that they're already or were in some serious lawsuits against those fab companies. I doubt any of the companies are going to manufacture stuff for a patent troll rival.
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    proffet , September 17, 2012 11:49 PM
    A Bad DayI'm fairly sure RAMBUS asked too much for the XDR2 RAM.

    I know just like last gen or GPU's out now but for some slight slim chance, I was hoping maybe something got worked out in time for this (HD 8) when goes into production.
    still nothing wrong with crossing fingers.

    oh well.
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    jtd871 , September 17, 2012 11:53 PM
    If not a load of bull, it should probably play Crysis. Now if the revamped Enduro works as well or better than Optimus...I may just have to rob my retirement savings and pick up the mobile version when it drops. Dang!
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    ilysaml , September 18, 2012 12:02 AM
    Everybody forgot the HD 89xx?
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    louiecog , September 18, 2012 12:12 AM
    ilysamlEverybody forgot the HD 89xx?

    They have not been leaked. It'd be awesome if they were in the $350-$450 range though.
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