AMD Radeon HD 7000 Launch Schedule Leaked

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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  • anacandor
    I can't believe they are releasing a card with 6GB vram... My rig's still running half of that with DIMMs ^_^
  • Dark Lord of Tech
    Let the cards go we need them now!
  • thehelix
    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.
  • robthatguyx
    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
  • titan078
    Is there micro stutter with dual GPU cards or just Crossfire/SLI?
  • tomate2
    By the looks of it the 6xxx series were released WAY ahead of schedule! :P
  • notsleep
    i'll wait for the 8xxx series. my 5770 and 5850 are still kicking out good fps. ;)
  • maxinexus
    It looks like 7870 will have about the same SP as current 6950 but costs $50 more.
  • hardeho
    Running a 6750 now, looking to upgrade this quarter. Can't wait!