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Probable Radeon HD 8000 Series GPU Specifications Surface

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. leopr New Member

    Feb 21, 2007
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    They only released the GK104 because of the well known manufacture problems of TSMC (the yields weren't high enough), if NVIDIA could they would have sold the GK110 for a premium price (800-900 u$d like the GTX 690 or 8800 Ultra) without hurting the sells of the GK104.

    In fact i believe the GK104 came after the 79x0 because they had to implement the Turbo Boost, clock for clock they couldn't compete with the 79x0 then and they can't compete now.
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  2. happita


    Aug 7, 2007
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    You sound like a real....oh heck, I hate even saying it...

    I got my 5850 like 6 months after launch. I also bought a few Sapphire Toxic 5870s just to re-sell and make a small profit. But I got the Toxic's for $429 at launch and turned them around for $470.

    The point is that the price points don't match up anymore based on how each card is tiered. However, prices have gone down quite a bit on the 7k series. AMD knew it was overpriced.
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  3. badtaylorx


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    not quite true....nv knew the gk110 was not going to make it in time from the get-go....the 110 was a "swing for the fences" chip that if they NAILED, would have DOMINATED!!! the 104 was an "overbuilt" for the mid section that served as a more than capable back up.....
  4. ThunderStorm New Member

    Sep 28, 2012
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    Here's my thought on this:

    GTX 680 is not supposed-to-be-mid-range-card like you said. The Gk104 chip is not a mid-range chip neither. What if I put a loads of transistors intended for computational purposes into GK104, would you still consider it as a mid range gpu ? I doubt highly doubt that.

    GK 104 is not a wise choice when computing is evident because it is made for highly effective gaming performance. Those transistors packed in GK 104 are somewhat 90% useless for compute, just look at GK 104's DP and SP.

    Now back to my assumption, the new and improved GK 104 with awesome computational power will probably consist of shit loads of transistors, more than Tahiti XT's 4.13b transistors for sure. But that's not all, the number of transistors can reach up to 5b or even more. Now that is a classic nvidia's style, crush your enemy with brute force imo.

    Oh by the way, hi guys, i'm new here so go easy on me.

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