Report: AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series to Launch January 9

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)

  • fyasko
    can't wait!
  • Cyber Build PC
    It will be nice to see some new cards on the market. Although $700 sounds kind of a high price for an amd card.
  • cmcghee358

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

    Even with the new cards.
  • buzznut
    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..
  • Cyber Build PC
    After reading the first part again I noticed that they put 2010 instead of 2012. XD
  • mjello
    January 9, 2010. Ooh yeah back to the future ;). I would like to backorder one immediately.
  • tmk221
    384 bit wide memory nice! that's gonna make difference alone
  • lpedraja2002
    Yeah bring on the new gen cards, I will finally be able to upgrade my 8800gt when they bring curret gen card prices down.
  • lol, 9 January 2010?? typo much
  • alterecho
    mjelloOoh yeah back to the future.
    Future to the back.