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Official Details on 28nm Radeon HD 7000 Coming Dec. 5

NordicHardware

Based on information published by NordicHardware, AMD is set to officially announce details on its upcoming Radeon HD 7000 series graphic cards in London on Monday, December 5th. The Radeon HD 7000 series GPUs will be based on the 28 nanometer fabrication process, as mentioned in early October.

The cards will utilize a new GCN architecture, which is expected to be its biggest advancement in GPU architecture since Radeon HD 2000 series. Some of the questions on users' minds are: will the first release be the mobile or desktop version, and will it utilize PCI-Express Gen 3 and will it feature Rambus' XDR2 DRAM memory instead of GDDR5?

All these questions and more will (hopefully) be answered by AMD in a little less than a week in London, when the first official information will be released. Stay tuned as more details trickle out.

  • stonedatheist
    Can't Wait! I'm hoping to get a 7950 which should absolutely slaughter my GTS 250 (~3.5x the performance) at roughly the same power consumption :) totally awesome
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  • tanjo
    GCN = Game Cube?

    Hopefully they release this in time for Ivy Bridge FTW.
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  • joytech22
    AMD has done well with it's acquisition of ATi.
    I absolutely love how AMD and Nvidia trade blows with each other. :P

    I expect this to be much the same, the 6990 was amazing.
    Obviously like everyone else reading this comment, I am looking forward to seeing some reviews and benchmarks/comparisons to the 6 vs the 7 series. :)

    I wonder what Nvidia has as well, kinda stupid I just got my 580 and plan on getting another one within a few weeks, especially with these new cards just around the corner.. :\
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  • dreamer77dd
    Where is this chip being manufactured? TSMC or GF? As I am sure they stopped using GF. Well hopefully this will be worth putting some money back into their company. Hopefully they put towards research and their debt.

    i agree ATI and Nvidia going back and forth is only helping us consumers. It almost is similar to the phone industry, every month seems to be a new gpu.

    Is this their first 28nm?
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  • iinlane
    Yeh, it's the first 28nm GPU from both AMD and nVidia. The GPU is produced at TSMC which got the 28nm process running just recently.
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  • de5_Roy
    OH YEAH CANNOT WAIT!!! HD 7850 FTW!!! (caps use in intentional, i am excited for the new amd cards!)
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  • tmk221
    .The cards will utilize a new GCN architecture, which is expected to be its biggest advancement in GPU architecture since Radeon HD 2000 series.
    I hope it's not just marketing bs
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  • theuniquegamer
    Is the xdr 2 vram is better than gddr5 ??
    I think it will use pci-e 3.0 because the ivy bridge boards are coming with pci-e 3.0 and also it is backwards compatible with pci-e 2.0 . I can't wait to upgrade to a 7870 from my old 4650
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  • lucky015
    Should be a VERY nice range of cards, Although for now I am more interested in replacing my CPU with something that isn't bottle-necking my 6850 lol
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  • lucky015
    theuniquegamerIs the xdr 2 vram is better than gddr5 ??I think it will use pci-e 3.0 because the ivy bridge boards are coming with pci-e 3.0 and also it is backwards compatible with pci-e 2.0 . I can't wait to upgrade to a 7870 from my old 4650Wouldn't be expecting PCI-E 3.0 too much, The performance boost is extremely marginal and the current usage is nowhere near the performance ceiling of PCI-E 2.0 with the exception of some fairly rare peaks in usage.
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