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AMD Lists Unreleased Graphics Processors

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. btarunr

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    AMD has given a glimpse of its arsenal to counter rival NVIDIA in their never-ending battle for supremacy. The company listed some of its upcoming Mobility Radeon series graphics products, that include portions of its M9x series. Parts belonging to this series, namely M93 and M97 are based on the company's upcoming RV740 graphics processor, which is built on the newer 40 nm manufacturing process. The products were listed as supported by existing Catalyst drivers.

    Additionally, AMD seems to have validated its RD890 platform core-logic (chipset), by the PCI SIG. The validation can be found here, listed under "Root Complex". Ideally the RD890 should go into making the AMD 890FX northbridge. The fact that existing drivers support the upcoming graphics processor, and that the new core-logic gained validation, point at the possibility of them being ready to be introduced into the market.

    Source: X-bit Labs
     
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    ATI seems to be always 10nm infront in manufacturing process than Nvidia.. i am really no fanboy but i had to point out to this
     
  3. Noggrin New Member

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    Well.. yeah.. but it does nothing as far as performance goes.. duh..
     
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    Damn it and I just bought a 790GX board too.
     
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    dont worry about it dude.
     
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    me too. :ohwell:
     
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    It actually does something, in terms of power efficiency and temp.
     
  8. DrPepper

    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    Actualy clock speeds increase and the core size shrinks so technically it does impact performance by allowing higher core speeds.
     
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    Quad crossfire at 16x + 16x + 16x + 16x would be awesome. XD!!


    Please? :p
     
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    890FX will still be 4x18 or 2x16
    it just has some special tweaks for PCIe and has an extra 4 PCIe lanes compared to RD790 (790FX)
     
  11. simlariver New Member

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    I thought you were going to finish your sentense by:
    "point at the possibility of them being totally based on the current generation of gpu and we should expect minor performance improvement."
     
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    I meant that ATI cards still could not beat the nVidia cards in performance even with 55nm vs. 65nm for nVidia. So ATI being in front as far as nm process of the cores/cards goes means nothing to me..
     
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    RV670 = AMD FireStream 9170 .... Thats interesting .. :)
     
  14. DrPepper

    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    It should really because it is also related to the price of the card, the heat output and its overclocking capabilities and power consumption. Also the 4870 1gb performs on par with the gtx260 216 65nm and 55nm while being cheaper due to the core.
     
  15. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    the 4870 isn't that far out in front of a 9800GTX+ with an oc
     

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