Tuesday, April 24th 2012

AMD Chooses Computex 2012 as Radeon HD 7990 Launchpad

Even as NVIDIA is on the verge of unveiling its GeForce GTX 690 dual-GPU graphics card, at GeForce LAN Shanghai, AMD is in no hurry. Its competitive graphics card to the GTX 690, the Radeon HD 7990 "New Zealand", will be kept under the wraps till Computex 2012 (early June), DonanimHaber learned. Radeon HD 7990 will pack two completely unlocked 28 nm "Tahiti" GPUs, a total of 4,096 Graphics CoreNext stream processors, 6 GB of GDDR5 memory, and the ability to drive 6-monitor Eyefinity, out of the box.

Source: DonanimHaber
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20 Comments on AMD Chooses Computex 2012 as Radeon HD 7990 Launchpad

#1
dorsetknob
Let the speculation and flamewars begin

Believe nothing you read untill you read the benchmarks
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#3
INSTG8R
Awaiting the incoming "Sticker Shock"
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#4
btarunr
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by: hardcore_gamer
Now.. where is the 4K monitor Intel promised ?
18~24 months in the future.
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#5
radrok
I am disappointed AMD :( why so late?
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#6
m1dg3t
by: radrok
I am disappointed AMD :( why so late?
Because Nvidia have nothing ;)
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#7
DarkOCean
disapointed as well now they have no reason for a $1000 gpu.
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#8
Pikey
by: m1dg3t
Because Nvidia have nothing ;)
They have no need to rush. :laugh:
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#9
alexsubri
Because nVidia will have the crown from late april until the end of may 2012 :)
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#11
N3M3515
by: alexsubri
Because nVidia will have the crown from late april until the end of may 2012 :)
7970 cf does not beat gtx 680 sli, bro.. end of story

The only way i see amd retaking the perf crown from gtx 690 is if 7990 core clocks are at the very least at 1100 Mhz.
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#12
badtaylorx
end of story??? wow not even the beginning of story those cards are EQUALS...true story bro "said with snyde tone"
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#13
HillBeast
Dumbasses didn't draw Lake Taupo on the little graphic of New Zealand. Well I'm never buying AMD again...
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#14
sheololob
by: HillBeast
Dumbasses didn't draw Lake Taupo on the little graphic of New Zealand. Well I'm never buying AMD again...
lol... what about the Alp's, this is a 3-d image after all, or do I detect JAFA? :)
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#15
H82LUZ73
by: btarunr
will pack two completely unlocked 28 nm "Tahiti" GPUs, a total of 4,096
So what is unlocked about them the shaders each have 4,096,And if yes so when do we see the 7980?
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#16
radrok
by: H82LUZ73
So what is unlocked about them the shaders each have 4,096,And if yes so when do we see the 7980?
As far as I know Tahiti doesn't have more than 2048 shaders, the article probably means that the unlocked cores have all the 2048 shaders (per core) enabled like the 7970.

Rumours were that it could have had 7950 shaders to keep TDP in check, anyway I'm a big fan of entirely unlocked chips at lower frequencies because you can overclock it back with additional cooling which is different from locked shaders which you usually can't unlock (with fex exceptions like 6950->6970).
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#17
Super XP
by: N3M3515
7970 cf does not beat gtx 680 sli, bro.. end of story
Don't get too ahead of yourself, no 680 SLI does not beat 7970 in CF. If anything they are about equal. It all has to do with what game is being benched and drivers.

Read this QUOTE in regards to CROSSFIRE & SLI via the 7970 & 680.
It is interesting to see that DIRT 3 performance goes to AMD, and Metro 2033 performance goes to Nvidia, the opposite of what is found with only a single card comparison between the GTX 680 and the 7970.
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#18
Goodman
Dual GPU's are boring... you can pretty much guess how it will perform seeing on how 2x high end cards perform in SLI or xfire

Either way it doesn't matter much to me as i never seems to have the money to buy a GC above $200...:ohwell:
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#19
N3M3515
by: badtaylorx
end of story??? wow not even the beginning of story those cards are EQUALS...true story bro "said with snyde tone"
I think the same way, BUT for academic and PR purposes GTX 690 will be delcared the world's fastest even if it¡s by 6%
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#20
H82LUZ73
by: Goodman
Dual GPU's are boring... you can pretty much guess how it will perform seeing on how 2x high end cards perform in SLI or xfire

Either way it doesn't matter much to me as i never seems to have the money to buy a GC above $200...:ohwell:
Uhm that car in you avatar is this one,Also used in the 86 movie The Wraith...thanks looking for it online.....http://www.allpar.com/cars/concepts/dodge/M4S-PPG-Interceptor.html

Sorry off topic.
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