Monday, August 12th 2013

AMD "Hawaii" Press Sample Boxes Surface

Some time in late September, the 25th to be precise, AMD is flying the press at large over to Hawaii, to unveil its "Volcanic Islands" GPU family, with its flagship part, codenamed "Hawaii." This chip is expected to succeed "Tahiti," on which AMD's top-end Radeon HD 7900 series is based. An poster on ChipHell forums leaked these pictures of a press-package of AMD's flagship Hawaii-based graphics card, which has things going both for and against its credibility.

To begin with, the picture shows an audio CD-type jewel case holding Battlefield 4. Given that the game won't launch until late-October, we find it implausible that its release DVDs will be ready a month in advance. There's also a graphic printed on the box that shows the shore of a volcanic island (where magma meets the ocean) in the background, and an AMD logo in the foreground. The thread also contains a few alleged x-ray shots from a different poster, but we're pretty sure that they're of a motherboard. Nice try.
Sources: ChipHell forums, Expreview
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16 Comments on AMD "Hawaii" Press Sample Boxes Surface

#1
pjl321
Fail

Totally agree with you btarunr, looks like a fanboy for tired of waiting.

When you said it had 'both for and against its credibility', what was the 'for? To me this looks the work of an emotionally started child.
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#2
HumanSmoke
Cool...Posted by getwinder. Last time I saw their innovative postings they were telling the world about Tahiti being 2304 cores, clockspeeds of 1335MHz, and Sapphire supposedly referring to the reference SKU as "Da Original"...



Seems legit
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#3
RCoon
Gaming Moderator
If I bought a shiny new gen GPU, i'd expect one of two things:

Either a CD Key for the game - shiny high gsm card like paper
or the game in a full proper DVD case, with said key and DVD.

Putting the game in a crappy jewel CD case just makes me believe this is fake.
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#4
Relayer

The graphic in the box is of a breaking wave, not magma along a shoreline.



The Jewel case is shrink wrapped. Not that it's impossible for someone to have a shrink wrap machine, but it's not something that everyone has lying around. Also the shadow from the box top is accurately on the AMD logo in the box. As well as the logo extending around the fold in the packaging. While that's not impossible to PS (or some other 3D app), it's not an amateurish hack job if it is fake.

Also, someone else pointed out at AT forums, that the ruler seems to be indicating "20" as in possibly 20nm? For all of the junior Sherlock Holmes out there. :pimp:
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#5
evilacg
by: Relayer
http://www.techpowerup.com/img/13-08-12/93a.jpg
The graphic in the box is of a breaking wave, not magma along a shoreline.


http://www.techpowerup.com/img/13-08-12/93b.jpg
The Jewel case is shrink wrapped. Not that it's impossible for someone to have a shrink wrap machine, but it's not something that everyone has lying around. Also the shadow from the box top is accurately on the AMD logo in the box. As well as the logo extending around the fold in the packaging. While that's not impossible to PS (or some other 3D app), it's not an amateurish hack job if it is fake.

Also, someone else pointed out at AT forums, that the ruler seems to be indicating "20" as in possibly 20nm? For all of the junior Sherlock Holmes out there. :pimp:
The wave's original picture:

http://videocardz.com/45344/are-these-the-pictures-of-hawaii-powered-radeon-card

Also the box's picture may be real that based on faked jpg file that can easily print it out using printer and an asus's gpu box.
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#6
okidna
by: Relayer
Also, someone else pointed out at AT forums, that the ruler seems to be indicating "20" as in possibly 20nm? For all of the junior Sherlock Holmes out there. :pimp:
The ruler indicates nothing :D every 5 cm on that ruler is marked with red numbers (20,25, and 30 in the picture).
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#7
buggalugs
Theres no way that's the real box.....and it wont have a giant wave on it.....

There is no "the box" anyway. Asus, Gigabyte, Sapphire, MSI etc have always had very different boxes.
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#8
ensabrenoir
by: Relayer
http://www.techpowerup.com/img/13-08-12/93a.jpg
The graphic in the box is of a breaking wave, not magma along a shoreline.


http://www.techpowerup.com/img/13-08-12/93b.jpg
The Jewel case is shrink wrapped. Not that it's impossible for someone to have a shrink wrap machine, but it's not something that everyone has lying around. Also the shadow from the box top is accurately on the AMD logo in the box. As well as the logo extending around the fold in the packaging. While that's not impossible to PS (or some other 3D app), it's not an amateurish hack job if it is fake.

Also, someone else pointed out at AT forums, that the ruler seems to be indicating "20" as in possibly 20nm? For all of the junior Sherlock Holmes out there. :pimp:
those things are quite handy.......:laugh: (member of shrink wrap machines anonymous... you can find anything at a flea market)

excited about any new gpu release!!!!
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#9
GreiverBlade
by: evilacg
The wave's original picture:
http://cdn.videocardz.com/images/2013/08/Hawaii-Wave-Wallpaper.jpg
http://videocardz.com/45344/are-these-the-pictures-of-hawaii-powered-radeon-card

Also the box's picture may be real that based on faked jpg file that can easily print it out using printer and an asus's gpu box.
by: Relayer
http://www.techpowerup.com/img/13-08-12/93a.jpg
The graphic in the box is of a breaking wave, not magma along a shoreline.


http://www.techpowerup.com/img/13-08-12/93b.jpg
The Jewel case is shrink wrapped. Not that it's impossible for someone to have a shrink wrap machine, but it's not something that everyone has lying around. Also the shadow from the box top is accurately on the AMD logo in the box. As well as the logo extending around the fold in the packaging. While that's not impossible to PS (or some other 3D app), it's not an amateurish hack job if it is fake.

Also, someone else pointed out at AT forums, that the ruler seems to be indicating "20" as in possibly 20nm? For all of the junior Sherlock Holmes out there. :pimp:
at last ... i was about to point that out, a moment ago in the middle of the night (for me), but i fell asleep again, yes even in gray level you cant mistake a wave breaking and a shore with lava and steam :D

oh well who care about boxes and presumed spec and assumption, wait and see is the best way ... nothing that is said now and will not been said on launch matter ... i will never get why people get so hyped when something like that goes on surface :D

at last its not worse than iPhone or samsung pre release hoax and assumption ... "OMIGAUWD EET LOUKS SAU AWESHUME EET WEEL BEAT TEH CRAP OUT TEH OTHER SMARTPHAUNE!"
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#10
Casecutter
by: GreiverBlade
i will never get why people get so hyped when something like that goes on surface :D
Site traffic... :rolleyes:
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#11
animal007uk
That cd case might be shrink wraped but to me that picture looks like a print out on shity paper.
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#12
HumanSmoke
by: Relayer
The graphic in the box is of a breaking wave, not magma along a shoreline.
Sure is. The secret message requires some lateral thinking


by: Relayer
Also, someone else pointed out at AT forums, that the ruler seems to be indicating "20" as in possibly 20nm? For all of the junior Sherlock Holmes out there. :pimp:
Doesn't the ruler also shows 28 as in possibly 28nm? then of course the visible portion of the rule ends at 30 and starts at 20 which must mean its 10nm!!!!
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#13
maksic87
No no no, it's a real deal. It's AMD after all you guys :D
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#14
lilhasselhoffer
by: Relayer

The Jewel case is shrink wrapped. Not that it's impossible for someone to have a shrink wrap machine, but it's not something that everyone has lying around. Also the shadow from the box top is accurately on the AMD logo in the box. As well as the logo extending around the fold in the packaging. While that's not impossible to PS (or some other 3D app), it's not an amateurish hack job if it is fake.

Also, someone else pointed out at AT forums, that the ruler seems to be indicating "20" as in possibly 20nm? For all of the junior Sherlock Holmes out there. :pimp:
...Serious...?

Shrink wrapping a jewel case takes about three minutes. You get a thin plastic, fold it over the box, and hit it with a heat gun. The shrink wrap machines are expensive, but they're designed for a volume of product. A one-off wrapping job doesn't require anything so substantial.

The pictures show that the long side of the box is a bit less than 40 cm. That means the entire box is shorter than 15.75 inches. Assuming reasonable packaging, that means the card is about 15" long. That seems a tad small, because my 6870, a cad that was not high end ever, came in a box nearly 5" longer. Unless the top-of-the-line GPUs are suddenly getting smaller, they chose the wrong box to mock-up. Given their track record on "accuracy," I'm calling BS until AMDs numbers agree with theirs. It's only a six week wait. Heck, actually buying one of them is likely an 8 month wait.
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#15
midnightoil
by: lilhasselhoffer
...Serious...?

Shrink wrapping a jewel case takes about three minutes. You get a thin plastic, fold it over the box, and hit it with a heat gun. The shrink wrap machines are expensive, but they're designed for a volume of product. A one-off wrapping job doesn't require anything so substantial.

The pictures show that the long side of the box is a bit less than 40 cm. That means the entire box is shorter than 15.75 inches. Assuming reasonable packaging, that means the card is about 15" long. That seems a tad small, because my 6870, a cad that was not high end ever, came in a box nearly 5" longer. Unless the top-of-the-line GPUs are suddenly getting smaller, they chose the wrong box to mock-up. Given their track record on "accuracy," I'm calling BS until AMDs numbers agree with theirs. It's only a six week wait. Heck, actually buying one of them is likely an 8 month wait.
lol.

it's a press kit. it's not meant to be the card itself.
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#16
Relayer
by: lilhasselhoffer
...Serious...?

Shrink wrapping a jewel case takes about three minutes. You get a thin plastic, fold it over the box, and hit it with a heat gun. The shrink wrap machines are expensive, but they're designed for a volume of product. A one-off wrapping job doesn't require anything so substantial.

The pictures show that the long side of the box is a bit less than 40 cm. That means the entire box is shorter than 15.75 inches. Assuming reasonable packaging, that means the card is about 15" long. That seems a tad small, because my 6870, a cad that was not high end ever, came in a box nearly 5" longer. Unless the top-of-the-line GPUs are suddenly getting smaller, they chose the wrong box to mock-up. Given their track record on "accuracy," I'm calling BS until AMDs numbers agree with theirs. It's only a six week wait. Heck, actually buying one of them is likely an 8 month wait.
That's not intended to be a retail box. It's supposed to be a press kit. Besides, measure your 6870, it's nowhere close to 15" long. Neither is a 7990, for that matter. It's ~12.5". Granted though, if the ruler is showing the size of the box, it would be a tight fit for a high end card.
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