Monday, April 29th 2013

AMD Readies Radeon HD 7730 Graphics Card

In an attempt to plug a hole in its product stack between the Radeon HD 7670 and the Radeon HD 7750, AMD could launch a new Radeon HD 7700 series SKU, the HD 7730. Based on the 28 nm "Cape Verde" silicon, the chip could feature 448 stream processors based on the Graphics CoreNext architecture, 28 TMUs, 16 ROPs, and a 128-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 1 GB of memory.

An MSI-branded HD 7730 is already doing rounds in the Chinese local market, indicating the SKU is designed for retail, and not just the OEM channel. The MSI card features 800 MHz core clock speed, with its memory clocked at 1125 MHz (4.50 GHz GDDR5-effective). With the HD 7730, AMD could also be going after NVIDIA's GeForce GT 640. It remains to be seen if the HD 7730 is a global product. The MSI card features retailer stickers from Taiwan-based retailers.

The source put the card through a few tests.

Furmark

3DMark Vantage

3DMark 11 ("entry" and "performance" presets)

3DMark (new)

Source: Coolaler.com
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32 Comments on AMD Readies Radeon HD 7730 Graphics Card

#1
W1zzard
The printed package seems English, with stickers added for Chinese.

On a China only SKU wouldn't they print Chinese?
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#2
AlienIsGOD
hopefully it is worldwide because AMD has nothing to offer in the sub $100 category anymore.
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#3
W1zzard
by: AlienIsGOD
because AMD has nothing to offer in the sub $100 category anymore
APU ? Intel Integrated?
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#4
AlienIsGOD
by: W1zzard
APU ? Intel Integrated?
standalone cards is what i was referring to.
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#5
Ghost
by: AlienIsGOD
hopefully it is worldwide because AMD has nothing to offer in the sub $100 category anymore.
What's wrong with HD 7750?
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#6
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
by: Ghost
What's wrong with HD 7750?
It's not sub 100 USD, it starts at 100 USD retail at least it is here in the US.
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#7
RejZoR
The main question is, do we really need a new card for every 2 dollar price difference just to justify a "new segment coverage" ? C'mon, they are getting a bit ridicilous with 500 models with micronic differences. Make 6 models and place those well on the market, not 500 so the cusomers have no clue what they are buying in the end...
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#8
Prima.Vera
OMG. Next month they will announce the brand new 7630 and 7650. You will see...
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#9
de.das.dude
Pro Indian Modder
77xx series starts at 150$ here
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#10
ironwolf
by: Aquinus
It's not sub 100 USD, it starts at 100 USD retail at least it is here in the US.
Radeon HD 7750's are <$100 all over Newegg... Some down to $75 after MIR.
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#11
suraswami
GPUZ shows as 6670? Re-branded 6670?
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#12
AlienIsGOD
by: suraswami
GPUZ shows as 6670? Re-branded 6670?
its a comparison between the 6670 and the 7730
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#13
Jorge
As some folks have indicated in their comments, yes the market does desire discrete GPU cards in a wide range of prices including sub $100. Most people have a budget that they desire to work within. Having enough choices to meet most people's budget can significantly increase sales and profits.
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#14
m1dg3t
I'd rather pick a used last gen model than spend $100 on this :o
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#15
AlienIsGOD
by: m1dg3t
I'd rather pick a used last gen model than spend $100 on this
price isn't known yet.
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#16
m1dg3t
by: AlienIsGOD
price isn't known yet.
Anywhere around that price point i still think it's better to get a 2nd hand card. More bang/$$$

IMHO of course :o

There could be other factors at play, like physical size & power consumption. But performance...
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#17
Initialised
You get P1400-1800, depending on RAM performance, out of an AMD A10 5800K, unless you can CFX this GPU with the A10 it seems a bit pointless to release this just before Intel makes it even more obselete.
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#18
Rowsol
by: RejZoR
The main question is, do we really need a new card for every 2 dollar price difference just to justify a "new segment coverage" ? C'mon, they are getting a bit ridicilous with 500 models with micronic differences. Make 6 models and place those well on the market, not 500 so the cusomers have no clue what they are buying in the end...
I was just about to say something like this. Really, every $50 dollars a new card would be sufficient.
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#19
Nihilus
This may be a crossfire matched card for future 6800k apu owners.
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#20
suraswami
by: AlienIsGOD
its a comparison between the 6670 and the 7730
My bad, didn't pay much attention.
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#21
TRWOV
Why not just sell the 7670 with GDDR5 memory? Unless AMD has stacks of faulty Cape Verdes or they plan to phase out the 7670 (6670) I don't see the logic behind this.
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#22
zsolt_93
i have a hunch that this thing is based on Bonaire instead, with around half of the 7790 chip disabled instead of Cape Verde. And it might be intended to get rid of the 3 year old 5670/6670/7670 providing better performance and consumption.
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#23
badtaylorx
by: btarunr
an attempt to plug a hole in its product stack between the Radeon HD 7670 and the Radeon HD 7750
???

i wouldnt use this to plug a hole in a bucket
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#24
Novaguy
by: TRWOV
Why not just sell the 7670 with GDDR5 memory? Unless AMD has stacks of faulty Cape Verdes or they plan to phase out the 7670 (6670) I don't see the logic behind this.
I think they intend to phase out the 40nm chips for a number of reasons (more chips per wafer means more money per area of die for the 28nm chips; 6570/6670 likely to be too close in performance to upcoming haswell and kaveri gpus; newer 28nm GCN chip might xfire better with richland and kaveri apus).
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#25
Norton
WCG-TPU Team Captain
by: zsolt_93
i have a hunch that this thing is based on Bonaire instead, with around half of the 7790 chip disabled instead of Cape Verde. And it might be intended to get rid of the 3 year old 5670/6670/7670 providing better performance and consumption.
That may be the case....with 896 SP's for the 7790 vs 448 SP's for the 7730 (i.e. 50%) it certainly looks like another Bonaire type chip. Would be a very economical use of the silicon and they should be fairly low power with decent performance.
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