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News AMD breaks through 1GHz GPU barrier

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 14 May 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Ending Credits

    Ending Credits Bunned

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    I honestly thought this was a bumped thread from ages ago, just read the title!

    EDIT: Either i've been ninja'd or I missed the GPU part. :p
     
  3. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    Really want to see what that Vapor-X card is like.

    How are temps going on it? If they're about equal to the non-OC stock card... or lower... I want one. :D Oh, needs to be fairly quiet, too.
     
  4. p3n

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    Or they could quite quoting GHZ like they always told intel wasn't important and just make a faster card...
     
  5. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    I think they're trying to do that with RV870? New architectures don't just pop out of nowhere. RV870 was likely in development before the horror that R600 was, was released.

    And if this is overclock scales well... well that's nVidia's GTX285 dead and buried as 'fastest single GPU card'...
     
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    These are really going to all need aftermarket coolers because even at stock speeds the 4890 cooler sounds like a hairdrier.
     
  7. Denis_iii

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    the saphire 4890 atomic is a stonking card....but will have a price to match and latest i read is it'd be limited edition
     
  8. Goty

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    ... you do realize the issue with your statement, right?
     
  9. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    From the looks of it the powercolor and Sapphire cards both have aftermarket coolers.

    It should be interesting to see whether these cards have any further overclocking potential or whether the 1ghz is pretty much the limit for the architecture (I assume the cores used on these are speed binned for the highest clocks with ones not able to reach 1ghz left for the standard HD4890?).
     
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    4770s in Crossfire Cheesecake!!!! They could easily destroy 4890 @1GHz :)
     
  11. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    Right up until the run out of memory........ or CF doesn't scale properly.

    (although at lower resolution settings without lots of AA/AF they do seem to fair quite well).
     
  12. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    they are really going for gtx285!
     
  13. Fruitloaf

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    I've always wondered how they can call it overclocked when it comes from the factory that way?
     
  14. kylew

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    I suppose it's easier to say it's overclocked than to give it a new name or something. It's technically overclocked if it's the 'same' product but has been made to run at a higher speed than the stock SKU.
     
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    I like how AMD has been responding to competition in the GPU market in recent times.........
     
  16. Chocobollz

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    For me, it's ATI not AMD, because AMD is still sinking :p
     
  17. pimonserry

    pimonserry sounds like a party.

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    Yes! This is excellent. From a review on Hexus and OCClub, it's only a few fps slower than a GTX285. If I had the money, this card is where I'd put it.

    Pedantics: Shouldn't it be 'hit/reached the 1GHz barrier' rather than 'breaks through the 1GHz barrier'? Seeing as it is exactly 1GHz.. Never mind :lol:
     
  18. lp1988

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    don't count on it, the new card is going to put out an insane amount of heat.
     
  19. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    ATi might be on a good way there. Let's wait for the next generation of cards and see what nVidia, ATi and Intel [I still think Larry will be interesting from the mid-market section downwards] have up their sleeves.
     
  20. Xir

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    well the standart 4890 is about 2/3ds the price of a GTX285...so there's headroom for a version that is about as fast as a GTX285.

    And to the ones that say, well a CF-SLI setup is faster...a single core GPU is less prone to...complications.
    And usually uses less power :D
     
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