AMD: Volcanic Islands R1100/1200 (8***/9*** series) Speculation/ Rumour Thread

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  1. psolord

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    Two overpriced cards, do not justify another one.
     
  2. Homeles

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    So don't buy it. It will still have pretty big a pretty big effect the rest of the high and mid-high end cards' prices.

    AMD no longer operates as if they're the budget alternative to Nvidia. They're now acting as if they're just as good or better, and price accordingly.
     
  3. bearmoo

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    Preproductions cards have been sent to the AIBs, will/might have leaks soon
    has a 12 layer board in (his) hands

    7 cooling solutions competing for the final design
    the cooling base coming from Sapphire
     
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    Interesting .. and he seems confirm october release in the title.
     
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    Nice to hear that they are being serious about improving their cooler.

    Now they just need to justify making us wait for so long.
     
  6. Homeles

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    It's new silicon... that's all the justification you should need.
     
  7. bearmoo

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    I'd be curious to know when was the last time AMD had a single chip board with 12 layer reference PCB. Is 7970 made on a 12 layer PCB?
     
  8. Dave Baumann

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    I see we've learnt a lot...
     
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    Please, learn how to do a silent cooler as the latest nvidia's ones
     
  10. UniversalTruth

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    October is still a quarter away, so long time to go that... :roll:

    But it would be interesting to see a card from AMD to close the gap with GTX 780 :shock:

    And unfortunately, this would mean no 20 nm cards in the foreseeable future. If NV releases anything on 20 nm in Q2 2014, then AMD would probably be lagging with the manufacturing process... has that ever happened?
     
  11. no-X

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    Yes, Nvidia introduced the first 130nm GPU (GeForce FX :wink: )
     
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    Quoted for effect. AMD reference coolers have been WAY too loud for years.

    Also, please design air inlet so the fan doesn't starve when cards are stacked up next to each other. 6970s were horrible in that regard, way too boxy.
     
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    And 110nm (7800 GTX). With 90nm they were two weeks apart with their launches. Next step was different nodes (55nm vs 65nm). So it's not like AMD was always faster to adopt new nodes.
     
  14. no-X

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    Nvidia wasn't first with 110nm, ATi launched X800 XL about two quarters earlier.
     
  15. boxleitnerb

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    Well, after consulting Wikipedia, you and I were both wrong. AMD was first, but only marginally so with a Xxxx card in June 2004 while Nvidia came shortly after in July with the 6600 (GT). So basically on par, one month is nothing.
     
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    Well, actually AMD was always faster, though ATI wasn't. It might just be a coincidence, or the consequence of the cumulative experience and know-how in physical design.
     
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    They fixed that already with the 7000 series, over 18 months ago...
     
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    Was this a snide comment about people gobbling up these rumors as fact?
     
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    something like that yes ... and too the lack of information contained in this chinese post.
     
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    Rumor or not, i put forth my past suggestion to Dave....please allow easy dis-assembly of your stock cooler and easy/standard installation points for a aio closed loop water cooler....like seriously check out how much a simple corsair h60 massively improves gpu core temps!
     
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