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AMD Mobility Radeon HD 7000 Series Reality by Q4-2011

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Shortly after finishing off the top-order of its Radeon HD 6000 series desktop discrete graphics processors (GPUs), AMD is letting out information about its first line of GPUs built on the 28 nanometer fabrication process. The first products carrying the Mobility Radeon HD 7000 series brand identifiers are notebook GPUs in the MXM 3.0 form-factor. AMD is planning an entire lineup top-to-bottom to address almost all mobile computing market segments. At the very low end of course would be its Fusion accelerated processing units with GPUs embedded. On top of that is what follows.

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Gosh, they have info on mobility series before desktop series?
 

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I havent even heard or seen anything about new Mobilty 6000 series chips, and were already hearing how select 7000 series GPU's will be X amount faster? faster than something that doesnt exist yet?

am I the only one confised, maybe I missed a news report about the Mobility 6000's...
 
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If you know your football (not handegg, or "American" football), Wimbledon being better than Chelsea...LOL (although that's not really impossible considering Chel$ki's form atm).

I havent even heard or seen anything about new Mobilty 6000 series chips, and were already hearing how select 7000 series GPU's will be X amount faster? faster than something that doesnt exist yet?

am I the only one confised, maybe I missed a news report about the Mobility 6000's...
6000 series (Blackcomb) is 1Q 2011. They've been reported (or "rumored" about) already as early as September.
 
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If any of you believe that AMD/ATi does not have samples of 7000 series by now your newb is showing.


It takes 2 years to plan, design, simulate, test, order samples, take delivery of samples, test more, refine, reorder, etc... for a GPU or CPU architecture change. Look how long we have been waiting on bulldozer.
 

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holy cripes my noob is showing :eek:
 
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I don't think they have samples of 7000 series yet. Late 2Q11 to early 3Q11 would be my estimate.
 

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If any of you believe that AMD/ATi does not have samples of 7000 series by now your newb is showing.


It takes 2 years to plan, design, simulate, test, order samples, take delivery of samples, test more, refine, reorder, etc... for a GPU or CPU architecture change. Look how long we have been waiting on bulldozer.
Erm they don't. They'll begin sampling in about end of 1H 2011 / beginning of 2H 2011. And Bulldozer is a CPU, not a GPU. And it was delayed on purpose. It was meant to be released in 2009 on the 45nm fab process, but then got delayed to 2011 to be on 32nm fab process because AMD believe that that would be the best time for it to be released. The same with Fusion. AMD were too late to the 45nm party, and they made the better choice moving on to 32nm.
 
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I think they have samples considering their desktop 28nm parts come out next year at the end of q2/ start of q3.

(basically when ever they actually get bulldozer out the door)
 
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I don't believe that can start mfg within 3 months of designing the final product. That would be fast to work out mfg bugs, get the lines setup, all the components stocked. I fully imagine they have the samples several months ahead.
 
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WTF another damn 256 bit wide memory
 

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Wow, the Radeon 7000 series again. XD
 
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I can't wait to see what AMD and Nvidia will be doing with the 28nm fabrication process :D

WTF another damn 256 bit wide memory
If it uses 6GHz effective GDDR5 would you really expect that to be a bottleneck on a mobile part?

I'm not sure how to do the math but I'm sure that's around/over 200gb/s but also Hynix has made GDDR5 chips that can run at 7GHz effective speed, how many hundreds of gb/s bandwidth is enough? :p
 
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MXM 3.0 form factor?!?!? Is it me, or currently there are only very few laptops that use that interface?
And besided MXM SUCKS!! It can only provide a max of 75W to the interface....They should make revision C asap.
 
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Wow, the Radeon 7000 series again. XD
I can't believe they're already cycling over -it seems like only a little while ago I was using a Radeon 7500.
 
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there are actually a couple that use the MXM3.0 form factor its just that most companies, like asus and their GTX460M cards etc are using proprietary versions of it with pins changed or upside down PCB's etc so you can't swap with a normal MXM 3 card
 

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WTF another damn 256 bit wide memory
man its terrible 256 bit GDDR5 is so slow in comparison to what 512 bit GDDR3? oh w2ait no those are the same. current cards are not having bandwidth issues esp on the notebook side of things...
 
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MXM 3.0 form factor?!?!? Is it me, or currently there are only very few laptops that use that interface?
Acer and Cevo (you know them as Eurocoms) laptops mostly...
And besided MXM SUCKS!! It can only provide a max of 75W to the interface....They should make revision C asap.
Yeah, it sucks. It sucks because companies are more interested in launching a new laptop every year with little improvement over the last one and with no room for upgrade. Why is that...oh right, PROFIT!
If companies saw the MXM form factor as a way of making profit out of laptops, don't you think it would be more evolved than it is now?
I got a pseudo-MXM card on my toshiba and I'm very upset about not being able to replace it with something better.
 
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It makes some since to me.


Test the waters with low power samples before they go with the higher clocked and power hungry desktop series.... why not
 
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Hey guys! I have exclusive new photos of the 7000 series!

 
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No "HD" though. That's why they thought of that new prefix first starting with the 2xxx series, for this inevitability.
 
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I wonder what will they do after HD9000...
 
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#25
Why AMD doesn't increase their bus width on gpu???
they always stick to 256-bit~
at least use like they produce in 2900XT which has 512-bit bus witdh~
with the incriment of the bus witdh i think ATI can beat nvidia gpu's~