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Bond007 December 12, 2011 10:15 AM

Update:pricing/AMD 79xx release date set as 9 Jan 2012?
Techpowerup has posted that "Tahiti" (HD 7950/7970) will be launching on the 9th of January. Take it as you will...that's why its in the Rumor mill thread.

January 9 Launch Date for AMD Radeon HD 7900 | techPowerUp

Today they posted a hint at pricing in euro

Radeon HD 7900 to Introduce Eyefinity 3D, HD 7970 European Pricing Surfaces | techPowerUp

GT7R December 12, 2011 11:10 AM

That's quite a bit earlier than expected... hope it won't be an another BD story.

great_big_abyss December 12, 2011 11:25 AM


Jebusman December 12, 2011 12:16 PM

Aren't these the cards rumored to be using XDR2 ram? The ones that reach retardedly high memory clock speeds?

bigFOIG December 12, 2011 12:48 PM

i'm probably wrong, but i think i read somewhere that they'll still be using ddr5. could be totally wrong though

edit: just read somewhere that the 7900s will be using XDR2, and the lower 7xxx cards will still use ddr5

Jebusman December 12, 2011 12:56 PM

Shame they couldn't have most of the series supporting it. The apparent power savings it gives on top of the 28nm fab could mean some fairly efficient cards.

bigFOIG December 12, 2011 12:59 PM

yeah, if they're using the new memory for some of the 79s, i don't see why they can't for all of them. maybe it's more expensive? or it's possibly a marketing strategy to force consumers to buy higher end cards. hehe... :ph34r:

Bond007 December 12, 2011 03:43 PM

The XDR2 seems to be as much of a rumor as the release date. Maybe someone will release a leak on that sometime soon as well. Hopefully this leak (about 9 Jan launch) has some truth to it so we can all stop wondering.

NI3 December 13, 2011 01:33 AM

Jan 9 seems like a really stupid time to release them.

I feel this rumor may be false, as any company would have pushed to get the cards out before christmas.

clshades December 13, 2011 02:19 AM

If they aren't ready there is no sense in pushing them out. ATI has been suppling some rather good video cards for reasonable prices for some time now. I'm happy to wait and watch them kick nvidia's ass around a little bit.

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