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Old 01-21-2008, 09:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default AMD HD 4000 Already!!? Planned Q4 2008/Q1 09

ATI, graphics product group of Advanced Micro Devices, reportedly aims to release its next-generation code-named R700-series graphics processing units (GPUs) in mid-2008. The news comes as a surprise, as earlier it was revealed that the ATI R700-series chips are only due either in late 2008 or early in 2009.

According to a news-story by Chinese news-paper Commercial Times (which article was partly translated by DigiTimes web-site), AMD’s code-named ATI RV770 GPU is due to be commercially released in late Q2 2008. Two of such chips are projected to power AMD’s new high-performance ATI R700 graphics card.

The new graphics solutions, which official name is likely to be ATI Radeon HD 4000, are expected to feature new architecture, which will be more efficient compared to current ATI R700-series.

The first ATI RV770 chips have been reportedly delivered to graphics cards makers, however, there is no information regarding performance or feature-set of the new series of graphics products. The new family of ATI’s GPUs is expected to boost competitive positions of AMD on the market and help to fight back the lost market share from Nvidia Corp.

AMD did not comment on the news-story.

X-bit labs - AMD Reportedly On Track with Next-Generation Graphics Chips.


Dude.... This is stupid. STICK WITH 1 ARCHITECTURE!!!
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Old 01-21-2008, 11:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: AMD HD 4000 Already!!? Planned Q4 2008/Q1 09

Speed is the name of the game. AMD/ATI is hurting due to being behind, so they are going to push to catch back up and try to take the lead any way they can.

Besides, what does it matter if they have more than one architecture out there? That just means the previous one will get cheaper real quick.
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yeah, remember what happened to the HD2900XT?

besides if price of the 3870's fall to say... sub $200, that'd be a pretty bomb Xfire cost/performance dealio
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EXACTLY..... the more they update hardware, the cheaper the 'outdated stuff' that was released last week becomes.
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I hate being a "Computer Enthusiast."

Every time I get "the best" something else comes out the next day that just destroys what i have.

Its good to see amd/ati catching up now adays. Competition is a must! Just look at Microsoft for crying out loud.
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I guess it's bad for those who got the "best". Ones waiting for good stuff... well, that's another thing
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dont buy the best, then again ati isnt the best anyway, i wonder how theyl handle crysis.
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When this comes out, im gonna get a 2232BW and an e8400, so I cant wait.
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sweet, that means the hd3850 is going to go down in price hahahaha!!!
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sweet, that means the hd3850 is going to go down in price hahahaha!!!
Wow, I thought I was a cheapo :P
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