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News AMD Radeon HD 7950 specs leak

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by brumgrunt, 21 Jan 2012.

  1. brumgrunt

    brumgrunt New Member

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    You'd be mental not to wait and see, this should be in direct competition with the 580.
     
  3. snakecatcher

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    Depending on price this will be the upgrade i'll get instead of the 570 i was planning on from a hd4870 i currently have.
     
  4. Madness_3d

    Madness_3d Bit-Tech/Asus OC Winner

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    another day, another leak. At the end of the day you can make an educated guess and probably not be far off the truth. Anyone can predict that AMD will produce a full lineup of 7*** series cards from the 7970 down and probably up too. Nvidia will release their competition which will have 1.5x - 2.0x the shader count of a 580 at the top with high power consumption and careful clocks and then give it a year and they'll bring the consumption down and raise the clocks. And then it'll be something new and it'll all go round again. I hope AMD has good enough yields to make this 7950 a well balanced GPU.
     
  5. Arghnews

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    Unless Nvidia unveils a giant killer soon, and it's respective 560ti, this could be another "5850" card that can be OC'ed to 7970 levels and be a winner for AMD. Personally I hope taht Nvidia can create something even better :D !
     
  6. lp1988

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    In that case we are in the exact same boat my friend :rock:
     
  7. Snips

    Snips I can do dat, giz a job

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    I'll hold out for the Nvidia series which will launch by the end of Q1.
     
  8. debs3759

    debs3759 Was that a warranty I just broke?

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    It depends which rumours you believe. They range from next month for the GTX 680 to April for the GK 104 (which Fudzilla says is the GTX 660). Any of them could be first to be released. NVidia couldn't be more tight-lipped about Kepler :)

    Personally I want to see the high-end cards come out soon, then they'll be improved on before I can afford the 4 I want for my mega-build :)
     
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    Yeh, hopefully. And I don't even mean that in a sarcastic way. I need these prices to drop so I can upgrade!
     
  10. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    I have read 1,792 stream processors (28*64) and 80 TMU being banded around as the most likely counts for the HD7950.

    No doubt the cores will be binned HD7970's that didn't quite meet the grade. Hopefully overclocking should still be immense though.

    OT: Finally got my HD7970 up to 1125 on the core now. It seems to hate heat as running the fan at 75% made it 100% stable with 1.175v. I need the Accelero Extreme sooner rather than later now.
     
  11. debs3759

    debs3759 Was that a warranty I just broke?

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    http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?p=4223686#post4223686 has details of a Sapphire HD7950 overclocked versions. The product specs in post #6 show that there are 1792 Stream Processors, 256 less than the HD 7970. Other sources indicate it is a Tahiti (HD 7970) core with some components disabled and a lowered clock speed, so it may be possible to unlock them.

    Something else that may be of interest. There are no reference design boards, every board will be a custom design. That means some cards will reuse a board from an earlier card, while others will completely new designs. For those who want to overclock their cards under water, that could be a deal breaker as it may not be easy to get waterblocks for a lot of products.
     
  12. debs3759

    debs3759 Was that a warranty I just broke?

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    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    I can give everyone a screenshot of GPU-Z on my 7950 if you want? *runs* :hehe:
     
  15. debs3759

    debs3759 Was that a warranty I just broke?

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    if you have one that's not under NDA then a screenshot would be great :)
     
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    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    Sounds good, could be a legend!
     
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    Sorry debs, it would seem my joke was a bit too subtle*... :hehe: *points to sig*

    *and/or rubbish...
     
  18. Doctor Hades

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    No, I'm not remotely tempted at all as the new NVIDIA Kepler cards are rumoured to be coming out in the next few months which theoretically will allow me to choose which is the best in terms of performance versus cost.

    The spanner in the works though is AMD's drivers, which I feel from personal experience with them, are simply not good enough compared with NVIDIA's. Too many games have issues that take AMD months to support and they've taken far too long to implement features which their rivals have had for years, e.g. per-game profiles. While AMD make terrific hardware and sell them at good prices (I'm not so sure the HD 7970 at £450 is good value though myself), if the drivers aren't up to scratch then it's all for naught IMO.
     
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    If they have the same number of stream processors as the 7970, it'll make it very trivial to flash a 7970 BIOS to a 3GB 7950, and we'll have a repeat of the 6950 BIOS flashing trend. That might make it very popular.

    Still best to wait for Kepler before making any purchase decisions though.
     
  20. Slizza

    Slizza beautiful to demons

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    Rumor mill is now saying Nvidias cards will easily win this round with mid range cards performing around the level of AMD's high end HD 79** cards.

    We shall see, i really hope this is true as it would be fantastic for us.
    But rumors are still just rumors.
     
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