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AMD Pulls Radeon HD 7970 Launch to December 22

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In a surprising move, AMD pulled the launch date of Radeon HD 7970, a high-performance single-GPU graphics card based on the 28 nm Tahiti silicon, up to December 22, 2011; from its earlier launch date of January 09, 2012. The January date was a lot more than speculation, as older presentation slides from AMD to distributors and retailers talked specifically about it. The move to pull December 22 (next Thursday) spices things up in the run up for CES. First, it gives AIB partners full freedom to show off their custom-design graphics cards at the event, along with full details about GPU specifications and clock speeds.

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So who's getting me one of these for Christmas then?
 
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time to sell my cards again :D
 
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#10
This sounds good, gives AMD time to tweak a few review bugs / issues for real launch date.
This should also gauge the RRP and public opinion so they can adjust it. Nice strategic move.
The reviewers will have a very jolly xmas with these and their driver bugs.

Will wait for both AMD and Nvidia reviews on their new lines before I will consider buying a desktop GPU. Will skip the bribed to be correct reviews of both AMD and Nvidia.

I am sure my 1 creative team (500 employees) would love to have decent new i7-IB pc's with AMD7970's xfire / NVidia SLI gpu's in it, wonder what they would get from me.
The boss is feeling generous. Trinity trinity wherefor art thou.
 
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I hope for those who are getting those cards have propper drivers instead those latest crappy drivers
I will stick on the green side and avoid amd drivers, i have to wait a bit
Longer:p a year or so xd
 
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So I was going to dump 700 bucks on a new monitor, scratch that!
 
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New aggressive CEO
 
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So the 7970 is reference, the 7950 is ref and non ref? is that right?
Just one more question [sorry if its a stupid one] are these new amd gpu,s pcie-3? just curious,
and btw,

go nvidia and amd,

so there!!!

ps thanx for this info q.
 

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So the 7970 is reference, the 7950 is ref and non ref? is that right?
Just one more question [sorry if its a stupid one] are these new amd gpu,s pcie-3? just curious,
and btw,
Any PCB designed by AMD is referenced? :confused:

GPU is new, launching on Dec 22, not sure if PCIe-3, but it doesn't matter.
 
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With the new 7k series right around the corner, hopefully a fair price drop for the 6k series.
 
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Any PCB designed by AMD is referenced? :confused:

GPU is new, launching on Dec 22, not sure if PCIe-3, but it doesn't matter.
Sorry,my error, i should have phrased it in a more sensible fashion, i meant to say, that Amd will be releasing the card as reference[7950] but also allowing manufacturers to launch non ref design of 7950 around the same time? whereas normally non ref /aftermarket tends to come later down the track as i understand it,something like that is how i interpreted the article.

I know it sounds irrational, and ive heard several say to the contrary, but i have this feeling pcie-3 will have a marked improvement on performance, however, this is purely my personal speculation and nothing more, and as you say, it may not be true, of course one would need equivelant pcie3 slot to take advantage anyhow.
Thanx for your gracious response btw.:)
 
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however, this is purely my personal speculation and nothing more, and as you say, it may not be true, of course one would need equivelant pcie3 slot to take advantage anyhow.
Thanx for your gracious response btw.:)
We don't even get close to saturating x16 pci-e 2.0 yet.

I doubt we will with these cards either.

It's just looks nice on a specs sheet :toast:
 

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We don't even get close to saturating x16 pci-e 2.0 yet.

I doubt we will with these cards either.

It's just looks nice on a specs sheet :toast:
yep, thats what my logical technical mind tells me haha, the irrational dreamy side says the opposite.stupid left brain!![or is it right brain];)
 

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will the 7950 be unlockable to 7970 shaders this time around? THAT is the question.
 
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Come on nvidia do something before cuz no dollar will be left for nvidia cards.