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RV790 Makes Radeon HD 4900 Series, Led by HD 4995 X2?

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  1. btarunr

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    After RV740, the next AMD venture on the 40nm silicon process will be the company's next flagship GPU: the RV790. With this core AMD hopes to reclaim the performance and value crowns, more importantly, energy efficiency the newer fab process hopes to bring to the current-generation GPU.

    Quite obviously, AMD will assign new SKUs to the products based on the RV790. The safest guess would be the formation of a new sub-series under Radeon 4000, the Radeon HD 4900 series. German website ATi Forum has learned that indeed AMD planning on a new sub-series based on the new GPU, following scoops on RV740 making the Radeon HD 4700 series. Once again, AMD might create two products based on a single GPU and one flagship dual-GPU accelerator, to begin with. The company's lackluster optimism in the R700 Pro (Radeon HD 4850 X2), has shown on the upcoming series with no mention of a second-inline dual GPU accelerator. In ATi Forum's theory, the RV790XT gets HD 4970, RV790Pro gets HD 4950 and the dual-GPU flagship SKU could be named Radeon HD 4995 X2. Talk about competitive naming.

    Source: ATi Forum
     
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    come out with a new one already !
     
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    Would I buy one of these cards? Hell yeah! Go get em AMD!
     
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    Radeon 4900 is answer for nvidi's Geforce 285?
     
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    Answer to GTX 200 series, GTX 295 inclusive.
     
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    Probably, after all AMD had a really hard time once that series rolled in.
     
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    release date?
     
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    The Geforce 295 is a Dual-GPU solution, if AMD create a 4900 X2 maybe...
    ...or this Radeon 4900 will beat a 295?!!! :rockout:
     
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    and pricing please
     
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    We will know more about this only by CeBIT when AMD goes public with it. One can expect products only by/after late March.
     
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    NVIDIA's GTX series will look like little guys against this, at least until NV releases their own cards based on 40nm technology as well.

    So will I buy one of this cards as well?
    Hell yeah, you can bet on it.
     
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    this is nice. Hopefully it will drop the RV770 chips price..

    But i don't like AMD and their naming schemes lately... blatantly following either intel or nvidia. I mean come on, be original
     
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    I was sersiouly considering getting the 4870x2 now but since this beast should be out decently soon, i can wait :D
     
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    Eh, my 4870 x2 will be watercooled soon and will play games fine for ages yet. I'll wait for the 5870 x2.
     
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    too bad i just bought a 4870 last month... oh well i'm still happy :)
     
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    I am liking AMD GPU's more and more especially now with XFX on their side
     
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    I love how they named it to compete with the 295 and the 285. lol. Cant wait to see what this brings as far as performance...But chances are ill wait till the 58xx cards come out...witch at this rate will probably be around Christmas.

    EDIT I was kinda hoping the new GPUs would keep the 4700 name like 4790 and 4790x2 or 4795 and 4795x2. so I could crossfire with my 4870x2.
     
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    they need to up the speeds like nvidia did.
     
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    i don't think so, since these shouldn't much of a performance increase over the current cards.
     
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    It seems like the RV790 is going to simply be a higher clocked RV700 (possibly because of a lower manufacturing process). That technically should compete with the GTX 285's, but the GTX 295 would still be top-dog until nVidia's own GT212 steps in.
     
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    They need to stop working on new cards and getting new drivers. Even with 9.1 they still suck. If they come out with some decent drivers then they might be able to compete with nvidia's current cards.

    Personally, I have to say that the 4850X2 was a joke and a waste of money and architecture to make.
     
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    Yeah I think you're right. the 4870X2 would have to get a 15-20% core bump(or better drivers) to get a shot at the 295. Still, the 4xxx series is a great set of cards, cant wait to see the results.

    EDIT: Castiel is dead on, drivers are by far the weakest point of the ATI cards - just look how good the cards perform in games where the drivers work as they should.
     
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    Bump it I cannot keep up with all these new things coming out. My 1GB 4870 Asus Dark Knight will work for now.
     
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    Hey -- at least they didn't prematurely go to the "5000" number series yet. "4950" and "4970" aren't too bad.
     
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    ...AMD(ATI) has done this for years.

    X1800XT, X1900XT, X1950XTX, etc.
     

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