Monday, October 7th 2013

AMD Announces Market Availability of Radeon R9 and R7 Series

AMD announced market availability of several of its new Radeon R9 and Radeon R7 series discrete graphics SKUs. Leading the pack for today's launch is the Radeon R9 280X. Heavily based on the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition, the card is priced at $299, and is designed to offer an interesting price-performance combination. In raw performance, it competes with the now $410 GeForce GTX 770, yet it's priced just $50 more than the $249 GeForce GTX 760. Based on the same 28 nm "Tahiti" silicon as the HD 7970 GHz Edition, it features clock speeds of 1000 MHz core, with 6.00 GHz memory. It features 2,048 stream processors, 128 TMUs, 32 ROPs, and a 384-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 3 GB of memory.

The next card on AMD's block is the Radeon R9 270X, which is designed to strike a price-performance sweet-spot at $199. Essentially an overclocked Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition, the card is based on the 28 nm "Pitcairn" silicon, featuring clock speeds of 1050 MHz core, and 6.40 GHz memory. It features 1,280 stream processors, 80 TMUs, 32 ROPs, and a 256-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 2 GB of memory. Lastly, there's the Radeon R7 260X, an interesting sub-$150 product, priced at $139. Based on the same "Bonaire" silicon as the Radeon HD 7790, it features higher clock speeds, and double the standard memory amount. It features clock speeds of 1100 MHz, and 6.50 GHz memory. The chip features 896 stream processors, 56 TMUs, 16 ROPs, and a 128-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 2 GB of memory. The three cards will launch through the various AMD add-in board (AIB) partners, in their non-reference designs.
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11 Comments on AMD Announces Market Availability of Radeon R9 and R7 Series

#1
suraswami
So its basically a rename of 7XXX series?
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#2
MGF Derp
R9 270X is disappointing at that price. Tahiti LE is ~$150 USD AR
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#4
1d10t
NDA lifted...we need you here Wizz :)

by: MGF Derp
R9 270X is disappointing at that price. Tahiti LE is ~$150 USD AR
Have you ever check their availability?Powercolor Myst and Sapphire XT had long gone before AMD announces Rx-xxx line ups.

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by: FrustratedGarrett
Here's a review:

http://techreport.com/review/25466/amd-radeon-r9-280x-and-270x-graphics-cards
they didn't include 7970 or 7970 GE :slap:
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#6
RejZoR
Since i already own HD7950, i shouldn't care any less about current "new" series, because i already own one, just with different name. Only card that makes a difference is R9-290 and 290X. A bit boring but oh well...
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SIGSEGV
by: MGF Derp
PowerColor PCS+ AX7870 2GBD5-2DHPPV3E Radeon HD 78...
Guess I am seeing things?!?
i believe he meant the availability of Tahiti-LE cards in his country (the same country as mine.. ). Tahiti LE had disappeared from Indonesian E/R-etailer Market so long ago before R Series line up announced by AMD. :laugh:
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1d10t
by: MGF Derp
PowerColor PCS+ AX7870 2GBD5-2DHPPV3E Radeon HD 78...
Guess I am seeing things?!?
not all of TPU member live in the US :)

by: SIGSEGV
i believe he meant the availability of Tahiti-LE cards in his country (the same country as mine.. ). Tahiti LE had disappeared from Indonesian E/R-etailer Market so long ago before R Series line up announced by AMD. :laugh:
thanks for some backup up dude :toast:
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#9
Fourstaff
Useless coolers slapped on crappy rebrands, at a higher price. Only good thing which came out of this is ... nothing.
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EpicShweetness
by: suraswami
So its basically a rename of 7XXX series?
Well that and the 8xxx series, which was OEM only however. The core is identical to the 7xxx series with a few tweaks here and there (mostly just the optimizations in printing the silicon after almost 2 years) but we get a few new technologies/enhancements. But yes a rename pretty much
I'm a little sad to see this because "Tahiti" for example has now had it's roots in 3 "generations" of AMD cards. :ohwell: I'll be waiting for the die shrink (20nm) and whatever comes around then.
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#11
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
Some prices here:

R7 250 - €97 - As a HD 7770. Have no idea how this performs though. EDIT: And good god this is named Öland XT. That's a swedish island, and the name pretty much means Island land. The R7 240 is Island land Pro :laugh:
R7 260X - €136 - Exactly as the HD 7790.
R9 270X - €183 - Between the HD 7850 and 7870.
R9 280X - €276 - Between the 7950 and the 7970.

So all in all the R9's are priced nicely. The 270x gives you 7950 performance at the price of less than a HD 7870, the 280X gives you 7970 Ghz performance for what a Sapphire 7950 VapourX is.

I'd say that is pretty nice.
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