Monday, July 14th 2008

Radeon HD 3000 Series Reaches EOL in this Quarter

With the advent of the Radeon HD 4000 series, AMD is regaining lost ground in the consumer PC graphics industry. They have been 'third time lucky' in their DirectX 10(.1) conquest after HD 2000 and HD 3000 series didn't quite make a mark against the might of NVIDIA. Apparently AMD is through with preparing the RV710 and RV730 graphics processors (GPUs) which will drive video-cards with several different configurations of memory and GPU parameters. AMD looks to compete in the sub-US $150 market with these cards for which it will phase-out the HD 3000 series cards within this quarter (Q3 2008). The products will reach End-Of-Life (EOL).Source: NordicHardware
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17 Comments on Radeon HD 3000 Series Reaches EOL in this Quarter

#1
yogurt_21
wow, I didn't think they'd phase out the lowend so fast, but hey newer and faster for the same price won't get any complainst from me.
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#2
imperialreign
by: yogurt_21
wow, I didn't think they'd phase out the lowend so fast, but hey newer and faster for the same price won't get any complainst from me.
I agree - I'm a little shocked they're pulling out so quick as well . . . but I can't complain, for the same cost the HD3000 series were less than 2 months ago, there's beasts on the shelves running near twice as fast.

I might just have to pick me up another cheap 3870, though :D
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#3
Megasty
Farewell my friends (3870x2s), you served me well. Atleast I managed to use their (near) full potential for 9 days b4 getting my 4850 :laugh:

Heh, I just may plug them in again when the last driver improvement for them shows up just to see their end results :toast:
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#4
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
So the whole HD3000 series is done? Damn, And I thought I was in the new. Looks like Ill be grabbing me a 4870 then :D
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#5
lemonadesoda
Remember that the 4xxx series isnt just 4850 and 4870 but 4650 and others. No need to maintain old fab process when mid and cheap end is available from 4xxx series.

PS. Isnt the 4650 the same spec as the 3870 but lower power? Sounds like a winner.
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#6
Baum
EOL for AMD/ATI not for the consumer.
We should remember that not all people are gaming enthusiasts like we are, i was buying some stuff today for my work when i saw people buying "AIT AIW 2006 Edition" wich is a x1300 because of it's price 19€ :eek: i managed to get one agp x1300 for my celeron 700:D

i'm still wating for the new aiw paired with 3xxx or 4xxx gpu, it was in the new's but i can't find them retail any where.

And EOL doesn't mean no driver support, my 9800se runs fine maybe i lost track when it was EOL for that part :roll:
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#7
$ReaPeR$
damn!!!! i bought my 3850 just 8 months ago!oh well i want a 4870 anyway so i will just sell it to get me a new one...
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#8
[I.R.A]_FBi
by: Baum
EOL for AMD/ATI not for the consumer.
We should remember that not all people are gaming enthusiasts like we are, i was buying some stuff today for my work when i saw people buying "AIT AIW 2006 Edition" wich is a x1300 because of it's price 19€ :eek: i managed to get one agp x1300 for my celeron 700:D

i'm still wating for the new aiw paired with 3xxx or 4xxx gpu, it was in the new's but i can't find them retail any where.

And EOL doesn't mean no driver support, my 9800se runs fine maybe i lost track when it was EOL for that part :roll:
new all-in-wonders are here
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#10
swaaye
The low end isn't the 3850 or 3870. It's the ubercheap 3650 and 3450 which are just refreshed 2400/2600 anyway. Those GPUs really suck for games so no sadness seeing them go, assuming we aren't just going to see them with new names again.
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#11
mlupple
I'm glad I decided to skip the 3000 series.
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#12
candle_86
240SP's on a 256bit bus, its the 2900GT with a new name and lower power
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#13
Hayder_Master
dx 10.1 , good support for hd 3xxx , that's mean the 3xxx not died yet
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#14
csendesmark
HD 3000 series were the new stars of ATI/AMD after the Radeon 9800 series
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#15
TheMailMan78
Big Member
by: candle_86
240SP's on a 256bit bus, its the 2900GT with a new name and lower power
You maybe right but I thought for sure it had something more to it. I used to own a 2900xt and it cant hold a candle to the 4850 in games.
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#16
candle_86
the 2900GT struggled agasint the 8600GTS untill you went to 16x12 and the specs look alot alike the new HD4670 is gonna loose to the 9600GT and 9600GSO,
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#17
TheMailMan78
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by: candle_86
the 2900GT struggled agasint the 8600GTS untill you went to 16x12 and the specs look alot alike the new HD4670 is gonna loose to the 9600GT and 9600GSO,
Im talking about the 4850.

But I miss read the original comment also. Please disregard my reading comprehension :)
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