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Originally Posted by Arizonian;14266970 
Pretty recent news.

Report: AMD to Release 28nm GPUs Before Nvidia

Southern Islands code name for AMD's 28 fabrication is due out about November 2011. Kepler to be out by Feb 2012 by both companies suggestions to news sources. No solid time frame.

However it seems that 28nm yields are still low and AMD will be delayed even futher which might put it closer to Nvidia's release time frame.

So history is repeating itself like the first gen of 40nm fabrication chips did with major delays. If your thinking of buying a new card and have been waiting it seems your wait is going to be much futher than first anticipated.

Another article talks a bit about the actual fabrication actually going on which came out July 6, 2011.

Report: AMD could beat Nvidia to the punch with 28-nm GPUs

"Southern Islands is more or less a play-it-safe shrink of the Cayman design that powers the Radeon HD 6900 series" also continues to say "Kepler is a new architecture with substantially more processing resources than Fermi. Word is that Kepler is "heavily skewed" toward compute applications, as well, yet its power management capabilities aren't up to snuff."

Hope this helps you decide to pull the tirgger or not on your card now or wait it out and hope it's on time. I wouldn't hold my breath.
Ah, I see. Thanks a lot for that. I'm make up my mind later to date what I'll do but I'm thinking I will get a good card now.
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I see. I think it's actually a GT 8800 Ultra. Or, something like that.

The ultra is an oddball. Performs better in some situations compared to the GT and worse in others.
     
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Originally Posted by LemonSlice;14264478 
I'd take a gamble at a few months away, we haven't even seen much about it yet, I'd think around the end of the year there would be some engineering samples but retail HD7000 cards might be out by Q1 or Q2 of 2012. That's just my best guess, based off what I've read. Don't quote me on any of that.



Q1 - Q2 2012??? LOLL come on .... they arent that far away from release ....
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Originally Posted by mdocod;14267202 
The ultra is an oddball. Performs better in some situations compared to the GT and worse in others.
Is it overclockable? biggrin.gifeek.gif
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Originally Posted by mdocod;14265428 
There isn't as much difference in performance from one generation of cards to the next as many are led to believe. Heck, some of the 6000 series is identical to the 5000 series cards.

The 8800GT, while not considered up to par for high quality settings in modern games, is still a very powerful card, even though it is 5 generations behind the latest. In fact, an 8800GT is not far off from the performance of a GTS450.

GPU sales depend on a constant influx of new model numbers. Performance overlaps heavily from one generation to the next.

Eric

from 5000 to 6000 they were both on the same 40nm node ... so theres one explaination


the next one is they both were based on the same architecture ....


so a shrink + new architecture could give us some good performance boost ...


i wouldnt say buy now to the OP
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you could always get something like a 5670 which is DX11, to hold you over
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you could always get something like a 5670 which is DX11, to hold you over
Would a 5670 trump a 8800 Ultra?
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Would a 5670 trump a 8800 Ultra?

no

in fact it would be slower in some cases.
     
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no

in fact it would be slower in some cases.
Really? I looked up the two here: http://www.hwcompare.com/163/geforce-8800-ultra-vs-radeon-hd-5670/

It seems to be significantly better capability-wise.
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Really? I looked up the two here: http://www.hwcompare.com/163/geforce-8800-ultra-vs-radeon-hd-5670/

It seems to be significantly better capability-wise.

Which one is "It" in the sentence above. I'm interpreting this as "the following link shows the 5670 to be faster." Which is not true.
     
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