Thursday, June 4th 2009

AMD Radeon RV840 Graphics Card Caught on Camera

Yesterday, AMD unveiled its surprise for this year's Computex, with a demonstration of a DirectX 11 3D scene. Behind the scenes though, was what AMD claimed to be the "world’s first true DirectX 11 graphics processor". The hardware itself however, wasn't publicly displayed, although a memento of AMD's partnership with TSMC, a wafer of 40 nm DirectX 11 GPUs, was made public. VR-Zone however, sneaked into the backdrops and pictured the machine that ran the demo (which ironically, was built into a case with a side-window).

The graphics card, a portion of which, is hidden behind the "wing" of the AMD Dragon logo graphic, is seen to be about 8.5 inches long, spans across two slots, and has a seemingly sporty cooler with the ATI-red shroud. It draws power from a single 6-pin PCI-E connector. The photographers note that this could be the RV840-based desktop accelerator, which forms the performance-mainstream product for the company's upcoming DirectX 11-compliant GPU lineup codenamed "Evergreen". The first product from this series is expected to be released in September, weeks ahead of the launch of Microsoft Windows 7.

Source: VR-Zone
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46 Comments on AMD Radeon RV840 Graphics Card Caught on Camera

#1
Assassin48
just uses a single 6 pin?
hmmm interesting
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#2
ShadowFold
by: Assassin48
just uses a single 6 pin?
hmmm interesting
Remember tho, RV840 is similar to the RV740 in performance/price range compared to the RV870/RV800(sorry if I worded that weird, I just woke up).. Looks very awesome, I just wanna see RV870 already!
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#3
Assassin48
so the 870 will compete with the 4870x2?
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#4
ShadowFold
by: Assassin48
so the 870 will compete with the 4870x2?
RV840 = 5770(RV740 is 4770)
RV870 = 5800
RV800 = 5800X2

So yea, but I'm just basing these off of the naming scheme they've used for the HD 3000 and HD 4000 so I might be wrong.
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#5
iStink
by: btarunr
(which ironically, was built into a case with a side-window).
lol here let me fix

by: btarunr
(which moronically, was built into a case with a side-window).
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#6
BOSE
Go back and steal it!
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#7
lemonadesoda
Photographer spent more time getting his reflection and fingers into the shot, rather than just bending the knees to get a better shot of the GPU.

Wouldnt a polarizing filter help cut out those reflections a little?
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#8
Geofrancis
by: BOSE
Go back and steal it!
good luck with drivers :P
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#9
BOSE
by: lemonadesoda
Photographer spent more time getting his reflection and fingers into the shot, rather than just bending the knees to get a better shot of the GPU.

Wouldnt a polarizing filter help cut out those reflections a little?
or taking 3 steps to the left.
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#10
mdm-adph
by: iStink
lol here let me fix

[quote="btarunr, post: 1416213"]which moronically, was built into a case with a side-window.
[/quote]Nope -- you forgot the first rule of publicity: there's no such thing as "bad" publicity.

It should be:

by: btarunr
which conveniently, was built into a case with a side-window.
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#11
OnBoard
by: lemonadesoda
Photographer spent more time getting his reflection and fingers into the shot, rather than just bending the knees to get a better shot of the GPU.

Wouldnt a polarizing filter help cut out those reflections a little?
That's what you get shooting a reflection with auto focus. Manual focus would have solved that, but they probably didn't have time if they were sneaking around :)
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#13
freaksavior
To infinity ... and beyond!
i cant see crap in that picture
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#14
Noxman
by: freaksavior
i cant see crap in that picture
Me neither, but i can see other things. ;)
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#15
KieranD
is that a 3 slot cooler? i cant see shit even if we could it would just look like every other ati card red with the crap stock cooler
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#16
D4S4
looks 3 slot to me too :twitch:
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#17
Kitkat
by: freaksavior
i cant see crap in that picture
lol yeah. Whats tech without blury camera shots to get u started.
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#18
scope54
looks like the cheaper cooler from the HD 4770
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#19
leventp
by: lemonadesoda
Photographer spent more time getting his reflection and fingers into the shot, rather than just bending the knees to get a better shot of the GPU.

Wouldnt a polarizing filter help cut out those reflections a little?
What were you expecting? It is probably a quick spy shot, possibly with the camera (or cell phone) concealed.
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#21
PCpraiser100
OMG! Thanks to the cameraman who went through security!
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by: hayder.master
it is 4770 with DX11 support
Exactly my thoughts...:rolleyes:
#23
Geofrancis
does direct x 11 have physics built into it?
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#24
ShadowFold
by: Geofrancis
does direct x 11 have physics built into it?
Iirc it's GPGPU, so probably.
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#25
alentor
by: ShadowFold
Iirc it's GPGPU, so probably.
by: Geofrancis
does direct x 11 have physics built into it?
oww really? i thought physics gonna be unique and supported only by nvidia boards.. guess i was wrong, but is physics useful? i think the CPU is powerful enough the handle the physics by itself, the only 2 engine who use that much of CPU power is crysis and maybe, unreal engine/F.E.A.R. engine.... and whats cuda xD and will ATI cards support cuda?
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