Tuesday, November 13th 2007

AMD 'Quite Pleased' With Progress of R680

The dual-RV670 GPU graphics card coming from AMD/ATI within the next few months is coming along very well. It's slated for a release in early January/February, and will not be any bigger than the current RV670. Instead, to fit the additional GPU, it will be longer. The R680, thanks to a dual-slot cooling solution, will sport massive stock clocks (800MHz!). We'll keep you posted as more R680 rumors arise.Source: Nordic Hardware
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13 Comments on AMD 'Quite Pleased' With Progress of R680

#2
newbielives
I hope it does or else we will never see the 9800
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#3
sinner33
This is the card to get! :toast: That is unless Nvidia dishes out an even more awesome 8800x2... :laugh:
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#4
magibeg
Well being that i've been let down in the past from amd, i'm going to want to see some nice benchmarks before i really make any decision as to if its going to destroy the competition or not.
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Aeon19
why you continue to hope that ATi/AMD will come again and kick @ss like some years ago??

I wanto to know that...becouse i was a fan boy of AMD/ATi...but now all my hopes are gone...

And for a year now, that i see only good thing arriving only from Intel / nVidia...

Tell me why u are so hopeful?? give me one good reason!
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#6
MadCow
by: Aeon19
why you continue to hope that ATi/AMD will come again and kick @ss like some years ago??

I wanto to know that...becouse i was a fan boy of AMD/ATi...but now all my hopes are gone...

And for a year now, that i see only good thing arriving only from Intel / nVidia...

Tell me why u are so hopeful?? give me one good reason!
Because the benches we've seen look competitive? Maybe we don't want a Nvidia and Intel monopoly? Maybe we want choice? Progress? Better prices?
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Wile E
Power User
by: Aeon19
why you continue to hope that ATi/AMD will come again and kick @ss like some years ago??

I wanto to know that...becouse i was a fan boy of AMD/ATi...but now all my hopes are gone...

And for a year now, that i see only good thing arriving only from Intel / nVidia...

Tell me why u are so hopeful?? give me one good reason!
Because throughout both ATI's and nVidia's history, they've gone back and forth every couple of years. One is on top for a couple years, then the other goes on top. ATI will likely bounce back eventually.

Same with AMD/Intel. Tho Intel has historically been on top in performance more often than AMD.
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AsRock
TPU addict
by: MadCow
Because the benches we've seen look competitive? Maybe we don't want a Nvidia and Intel monopoly? Maybe we want choice? Progress? Better prices?
Better Quality too ?.
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#9
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
With lengthening it, they should also lower power requirements, heat and instability issues.
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#10
panchoman
Sold my stars!
seems good, i'd like to see what nvidia's rebudle to this will be.
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Aeon19
by: MadCow
Because the benches we've seen look competitive? Maybe we don't want a Nvidia and Intel monopoly? Maybe we want choice? Progress? Better prices?
by: Wille E
Because throughout both ATI's and nVidia's history, they've gone back and forth every couple of years. One is on top for a couple years, then the other goes on top. ATI will likely bounce back eventually.

Same with AMD/Intel. Tho Intel has historically been on top in performance more often than AMD.
Thx everybody! U give me not one, bot a lot of good reasons...i will wait!! :)
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#12
eidairaman1
I think the Driver Program that ATI has setup is very Solid ever since the Catalyst 4.12s came out i havent had any Problems, now the 7.8/7.9 dont worth with some HIS X1950 Pros (AGP) but i think its the design of the cards themselves giving out the problems. So far i have been running catalyst 7.6 drivers.
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#13
Jizzler
by: Aeon19
why you continue to hope that ATi/AMD will come again and kick @ss like some years ago??

I wanto to know that...becouse i was a fan boy of AMD/ATi...but now all my hopes are gone...

And for a year now, that i see only good thing arriving only from Intel / nVidia...

Tell me why u are so hopeful?? give me one good reason!
I like the path AMD is taking with CrossFire/CrossFireX. Multi-monitor friendly and a solution that's going to open up a bunch of options for users (1 - 4 cards, cards for physics, etc). I don't feel like I'm giving up anything - this is making my inner-geek smile - and that can make up for an FPS loss in benchmarks. (Add to it that reviewers are saying that ATI's visual quality is noticeably better is a big plus as well).

So I'm hoping for the best when it comes to the Phenom / HD 3000 Series / 790FX chipset :D
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