Rumor: 28nm Radeon HD 7970 and 7950 to arrive in January

By Jos · 11 replies
Nov 10, 2011
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  1. New 28nm desktop graphics chips from AMD are set to arrive in January 2012, according to a report on Fudzilla. Originally expected to hit the market by the end of…

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  2. Glad I past the 6000 series. IMO they are releasing gpus to fast.
  3. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    Why? Do you live in an world ruled by AMD and are forced into buying every new release?....of course not, you just said you "past" on the HD6000 series.

    More choice and the freedom to choose is good, right?
  4. I think the folks who got 4890's at $160 and past over the 57XX and, now will get 6950 1Gb for $180 will be in the sweet spot for a while. It's a little to early and unknow on performance/price t if "Tahiti"... will be as nice of spot to go hang.
  5. does this mean these new GPUs will be faster and yet be easier on the PSU? I wonder how much power it'll take to crossfire these as they would obviously be more efficient than the old 6950 and 6970...
  6. The 6 series wasn't much of an upgrade from the 5 series ATI cards. I'm still happy with crossfired 5850, running all games maxed out still.

    Maybe the 7950 will sucker me in. Hopefully games will start taking advantage of this power.
  7. Atham

    Atham TS Enthusiast Posts: 460

    So should I get a HD 6950 for Christmas or not? What do you think?
  8. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    I just bought a 6950 2GB last week and unlocked it to a 6970. It runs BF3 on high at around 70fps(1920x1080) so I'm quite content.

    But for Christmas? I might wait if you're getting it near the end of December. That's really close to the rumoured launch of the 7xxx cards.
  9. I have a brand new voodoo banshee, works great on Q2....
  10. They are not releasing "gpus to fast". (that was a quote hence quotation)

    They are just not releasing video cards with enough preformance gain to make a viable upgrade fast enough.
  11. "They are just not releasing video cards with enough preformance gain to make a viable upgrade fast enough."

    Ughh this..The 6000 series, while albeit decent, started off as a subpar rebranding. Not that the 500 series cards weren't either with minimal improvements.
  12. wccf tech says 30% lower power consumption vs the 6000 series. That's pretty awesome!

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