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Old December 9, 2011, 10:58 AM
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And what? No one will say or should say anything until the NDA expires on a date that cannot be revealed.
I know you can't say anything, but it was worth a shot. It must be nice to be in the know.
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Old December 9, 2011, 11:27 AM
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I know you can't say anything, but it was worth a shot. It must be nice to be in the know.
It comes with any profession. I'm sure I know a lot of 'trade secrets' when it comes to building components. Unfortunately, building components are not one of my hobbies, and I'm not a member of a web forum on the subject. So, moot point, really.
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I know you can't say anything, but it was worth a shot. It must be nice to be in the know.
I'd think it would be a pain in the butt, actually. Everyone is hounding him every time there is a new release rumored.

A Non-Disclosure Agreement means he can't tell anyone about it, or even the terms of the NDA itself. While it's unlikely that SKYMTL would be sued for breaking a NDA, it would terminate the relationship that he has with the manufacturers and end the flow of goodies coming to HWC for review.

He does drop hints when he can. He can't even let us moderators know when release dates are, we have to get it from other sources just like you do.

As for the 7000 desktop series, my guess is you will see the first paper launch before Xmas, but you won't see any cards in the retail chain until Q1 2012.
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Seriously though, I know that the new cards will be a definate step up in the graphics department, I just hope that the new AMD architecture is better at folding than the previous generation. It would be nice to get 10k+/day from my video card alone, kinda like what the Nvidia boys are doing.
Now this I can discuss.

In my conversations with AMD they stated quite clearly that their architecture is and will always be ready to take full advantage of F@H. However, at the current time the F@H application itself isn't able to take full advantage of AMD's architecture. Part of this is due to the caching hierarchy in current GPUs but the other part is really due to the pre-beta nature of Stanford's current AMD-focused client.
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I know you can't say anything, but it was worth a shot. It must be nice to be in the know.
Honestly, it isn't. We know what comes with an NDA: product or drivers at the last possible second, leaks from NDA'd reviewers posing as anonymous forum members on their own sites, short writing cycles, etc.

I'd like to do nothing more than to tell you guys about what every company has in the pipeline. Trust me.
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Lol that is exciting, but how is that any way shape or form "Epic" it's a low quality pic of an unspectacular looking card. Unless you were talking about technical speculations?
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Yes. While colour wouldn't preclude me from buying the card, a black or blue pcb would be nice.

However, the manufacturers rarely use the same pcb as the reference design, so I think you'll have a choice.
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I'd think it would be a pain in the butt, actually. Everyone is hounding him every time there is a new release rumored.

A Non-Disclosure Agreement means he can't tell anyone about it, or even the terms of the NDA itself. While it's unlikely that SKYMTL would be sued for breaking a NDA, it would terminate the relationship that he has with the manufacturers and end the flow of goodies coming to HWC for review.

He does drop hints when he can. He can't even let us moderators know when release dates are, we have to get it from other sources just like you do.

As for the 7000 desktop series, my guess is you will see the first paper launch before Xmas, but you won't see any cards in the retail chain until Q1 2012.
Very good point. Done with prodding for info about NDA items.
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