Saturday, April 21st 2012

AMD Radeon HD 7970M Arrives on 24th

The next "AMD Tuesday" is the coming one, on which the company plans to launch Radeon HD 7970M, its next high-end discrete GPU for notebooks. Codenamed "Thames", the HD 7970M will be based on the 28 nm "Pitcairn" silicon, on which desktop Radeon HD 7800 series, is also based. When launched, the HD 7970M could become the fastest notebook discrete GPU, since NVIDIA's fastest discrete notebook GPU, and the GeForce GTX 675M are based on previous-generation 40 nm GF114, over which Pitcairn already established a performance lead, in the desktop front. We are hearing that notebook vendors already have their designs based on this chip ready in the pipeline.

Source: VR-Zone
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18 Comments on AMD Radeon HD 7970M Arrives on 24th

#1
lyndonguitar
I play games
Woaah can't wait see somee 7970M equipped laptops
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#2
Vulpesveritas
Nice. That would definitely give AMD an edge in the high-end mobile market, and with Trinity on the way they'll dominate the low end... AMD has laptops set.

Now just give us a Piledriver which can compete with Ivy Bridge i5's and they can get things back in gear again hopefully.
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#3
bobmilkman
15" Macbook Pro + 35W quad core IVB + 256gb ssd + retina display + very light/thin + this. Wistful thinking...
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#4
lyndonguitar
I play games
by: bobmilkman
15" Macbook Pro + 35W quad core IVB + 256gb ssd + retina display + very light/thin + this. Wistful thinking...
why a Macbook pro?

ASUS.
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#5
bobmilkman
Better touchpad, keyboard, and stiffer chassis (at least in my experience). I'm not a mac fanboy by any means, but I haven't found another laptop that has as high quality hardware yet.
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Fourstaff
by: bobmilkman
Better touchpad, keyboard, and stiffer chassis (at least in my experience). I'm not a mac fanboy by any means, but I haven't found another laptop that has as high quality hardware yet.
Go check laptops built for business. Does not have the appeal of MacBooks, but the build quality should at least be comparable, frequently better.
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arterius2
by: bobmilkman
Better touchpad, keyboard, and stiffer chassis (at least in my experience). I'm not a mac fanboy by any means, but I haven't found another laptop that has as high quality hardware yet.
you obviously don't know too many laptops if you think that is true. there are plently of laptops that has equal or superior quality than mac.
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#8
Jetster
I dont like notebooks. I avoid them
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#9
slim142
by: Jetster
I dont like notebooks. I avoid them
Glad Im not the only one :toast:
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#10
SIGSEGV
by: lyndonguitar
Woaah can't wait see somee 7970M equipped laptops
count me in... :toast:
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#11
radrok
I'd love to see a quadfire alienware for the lulz :D
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#12
Mega-Japan
Personally been waiting for this! My laptop currently has a 7690 XT, which isn't... the best XD.
I'll have my current laptop (HP ENVY 17 3D-3000) for the same with new Ivy Bridge and this. Should have waited a bit, lol.
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#13
Andy77
by: Jetster
I dont like notebooks. I avoid them
They do have their purpose... and for me that purpose isn't gaming.
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#14
Fourstaff
by: radrok
I'd love to see a quadfire alienware for the lulz :D
Ever since taken over by Dell Alienware has been a bit more ... practical.
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#15
RevengE
Wonder how battery life will be in a notebook with this beast in it.
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#16
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
My job provided me a 13" Macbook Pro with a SB i5 2410M (http://ark.intel.com/products/52224) and 8gb of DDR3-1333 and it's quite the beast. It does everything I want for work, has amazing battery life, and quite frankly is simply a very solid laptop. I like Apple, I just hate the price you have to pay for one. But it's hard to deny that Apple builds a quality product, even if it comes with a quality price.
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#17
phanbuey
by: arterius2
you obviously don't know too many laptops if you think that is true. there are plently of laptops that has equal or superior quality than mac.
you don't know what you're talking about.


by: Aquinus
My job provided me a 13" Macbook Pro with a SB i5 2410M (http://ark.intel.com/products/52224) and 8gb of DDR3-1333 and it's quite the beast. It does everything I want for work, has amazing battery life, and quite frankly is simply a very solid laptop. I like Apple, I just hate the price you have to pay for one. But it's hard to deny that Apple builds a quality product, even if it comes with a quality price.
I just got the corsair m4 128GB SSD for mine... same specs as yours. Nasty piece of gear. Oh and that laptop cost $1199 which, compared to the alternatives is really not that much. I also have a Dell M4400 and an older HP probook 5310M and they are both trash compared to the mac... maybe samsung (with their series line) or asus can make a decent lappy for my next - if not apple gets more of my monay.

Back on topic

I do agree with whoever pointed out that gaming laptops are a bit useless if you have the luxury of a desktop, but for kids in college and whatnot this is great news.
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#18
eidairaman1
by: Jetster
I dont like notebooks. I avoid them
more functional than a tablet

by: RevengE
Wonder how battery life will be in a notebook with this beast in it.
this is what you call a desktop replacement notebook gpu.

I have one from 7-8 years ago with a P4 3.4 EE Gallatin Core (Northwood Extreme) 865PE Chipset 2 GB PC3200 DDR, 100 GB HD 7200, ATI Mobility Radeon 9800 256 and it was definitly on par with my desktop machine with a higher framebuffer
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