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AMD Radeon HD 7900, HD 7700 Series Price Cuts En Route: Report

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. theoneandonlymrk

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    I cant see them dropping prices, and if they do they wont drop in the shops untill supply outreaches demand not the other way round or untill the 7990 or dual 680 come out as they are top of the heap with something, many want , they hold all the cards ,so untill Amd actually counters why Not make all the money you can ,if Nvidia get their dual out in may as sugested in rumours lately then Amd are in desperate need of the 8xxx by xmass latest:D if not Asap in essence they need todo something
     
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    It doesn't, don't let the fanboi's tell you otherwise. 7970 = GTX480 in terms of direction. Hopefully AMD don't do an Nvidia and drop it all just to gain more frames in games whilst losing compute power.
     
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    nah AMD didnt focus on compute power until the market was right hence the 7970 having what the 5800 and 6900 series didnt.

    NV dropped it to reduce complexity. 7970 is the First Gen GCN arch which is still pretty much a test subject. Revised and 8x series should be the true finished product
     
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    No Nvidia couldn't get a cost effective "Top Dog" to work even with "complexity of Turbo Boost", so they figured better to get the gaming crown ASAP by using a much more cost effective "mainstream" chip and then use Turbo Boost (PCB and components') to make it really sing, though not commit harry carey doing so! It was a good move that work in their favor, but Nvidia’s "test subject" went back into R&D (GK110). Tahiti came to market and yes bigger and costly from the fact the TSMC pulled a price increase for 28nm just a few month before it came to market. That price increase was what a GK100 couldn't deal with, that and the added cost of PCB for the Turbo boost made a non-starter.

    The thing we see is that 28Nm parts have huge clock potential, but that erodes the efficiency and TDP in a conventional clock application, can AMD bring a "Tahiti" with Dynamic clock controls to market on the next refresh?
     
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    About time, Make way for the Geforce of doom.
     
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