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AMD Radeon R9 285 Launch Date Revealed

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AMD is set to launch its new performance-segment graphics card, the Radeon R9 285, on the 2nd September, 2014. Ahead of its launch, the company is expected to tease the card at its August 23rd press-event, celebrating 30 years of graphics and gaming. On that day, AMD will share "partial" details of the card.

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The sweet spot price for this would be $200-225 but I have a feeling its going to be $250 when it releases.
 
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Is it GloFo silicon or still TSMC?
 
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The sweet spot price for this would be $200-225 but I have a feeling its going to be $250 when it releases.
It really depends on the specs. If it's 6ghz ram (and no new means of internal bw), as rumored, it had better be super cheap. If it's 7ghz (implying the design could open up within 225w), they have a lot more room. Considering how much may be added to their stack (Hawaii xtx, an even bigger chip?) I suppose the former makes sense, as it gives a lot of lattitude in pricing as the series/performance grows above it.

We shall see pretty soon. :)
 
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And guess who's in his laboratory testing the beast as we type? NDA lifted Sept 2, so W1zzard has 12 days to get the full review done.
 
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Given the track record of places like Newegg, I can certainly see a $$$ premium on the card at launch. :shadedshu:
Plus a premium for the 2gb versus the 3gb you could get with a R9 280.
 
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Plus a premium for the 2gb versus the 3gb you could get with a R9 280.
We all know (Prophet voice) that due the last console gen... VRAM has became an issue and 2GB cards had became obsolete?
 
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We all know (Prophet voice) that due the last console gen... VRAM has became an issue and 2GB cards had became obsolete?
Which console gen? Nevermind last and current are already obsolete :roll: .
 
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So how would this stack up against my 7950? Lower power consumption obviously, but will the extra shaders give it more power compared to my 384 bit memory?
 
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price range I'm expected to see once it's out would be somewhere under the $250 price range. That will make things interesting & it'll be a great competitor to Nvidia.
 
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while this is nice and all, I really want to see some new top performer card from AMD
 
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Which console gen? Nevermind last and current are already obsolete :roll: .
Yes they are, but the last ones at least introduced 8GB threshold and devs at last pour in textures and large memory caches... the more multiplatform games come out lately the more it proves it right... 2GB is way too insufficient amount of VRAM.
 
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Aren't they suppose to release new flagship around october/november?
 

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Lets hope these clock like mad!
 
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Nice that a paid shill would try to highjack this thread, all the while dredge up old crap, but that's SOP.
I see what I did back there, it was suppose to be 300mm, just a mis-type move on...
Two points.
1. I would have let this go if not for the "paid shill" slur, so...
2. If the original 200mm was a mistake in typing why did you go on to defend your 200mm reasoning in your very next post? Your "excuse" smells suspiciously like bovine excrement

If think if anyone's the shill around here it might be the person holding one company to a different standard than another in the same market.

Anyhow, roll on September 2 and the 285 reviews.
 
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we'll see how will it fare once it's out with the new driver installed that is.