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AMD Tahiti (HD 7970/7950) pics surface

By dividebyzero
Dec 8, 2011
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  1. Just to whet the appetite of the Techspotters who are squirreling away cash ready for the day that 28nm GPU's see the light of day.

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    8+6 pin PCI-E (with provision for 2 x 8 pin possibly for testing purposes).
    12 memory IC's -so presumeably 12 x 32-bit = 384-bit memory bus
    Tahiti (HD 7970/7950) production/availability slated for Q1 2012, Pitcairn (HD7870/7850?) in Q2 2012.

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    [Source : Beyond3D forums]
  2. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Topic Starter Posts: 4,822   +653

    Some possible info surfacing at OBR (He of the supposed-fake-but-actually-on-the-money-Bulldozer-leaks).
    The graphs look off from what I've seen on the intertubes, but the 15% improvement over GTX 580 in 3DMark11 seems on the money, which should translate to ~22-25% better performance than the HD 6970 in gaming. This would tend to add weight to the decision to allow board partners to have custom HD 7950 designs at launch, since it would seem that the 7950 isn't going to be the performance equal of GTX 580/ overclocked 570. Custom SKU's would allow overclocked performance to better match the Nvidia cards -much the same strategy as Nvidia employed with the GTX 560Ti.

    PCGH are reporting that the 7970 will hit retail at a €539-549 price point.
  3. tainle

    tainle Newcomer, in training

    So I guess one of thse is 7970 can be equivalent to 6970 cfx. pretty expensive toy though


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