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Radeon HD 7900 series: The first pictures, 210 Watt TDP, two 6-pin connectors and release in early January?

The aim is only the models HD 7970 and HD 7950 graphics core on the Next, based GCN shortly. The flagship, codenamed Tahiti XT supposedly brings it to 2,048 ALUs and texture units 128 at a clock speed of one gigahertz. Rumor XDR2 memory should have done themselves, GDDR5 and a 384-bit wide interface are considered more realistic. Thus, images have surfaced, which show an unknown Radeon pair in Crossfire mode, this could act there are two HD 7970 - the memory chips will be close to 384 bits. The HD 7970 will have a TDP of 210 watts, which is visible to the 6-pin connectors plus 8-fit would [although 2x 6P would be enough, but it seems like the card offers one ausume mode as was the HD 6990].

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Those suckers are still huge, and they really should have come with backplates like the OG 69xx's. I guess time will tell.
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Awesome, but who the red pcb, i just got used to getting the awesome black pcb's :/
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Those suckers are still huge, and they really should have come with backplates like the OG 69xx's. I guess time will tell.

The vendors will add black PCBs and backplates. When spy photos are released, they usually have red pcbs without backplates.
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post #5 of 175
pretty bad quality pics heh. i just hope the 7950 beats the gtx 580 handidly and is under $380 :/
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They might still ship with a black PCB and/or backplate, who knows.
    
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pretty bad quality pics heh. i just hope the 7950 beats the gtx 580 handidly and is under $380 :/

If it beats a 580 it'll be $500. 580's will then drop and price. 7950s won't drop until the 580s drop so much that they become a better perfomance /$ solution.
    
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I'll take two please.

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I doubt thats the production model, doesn't look like a retail card right now,
and its hard to tell from the picture but it looks about the same length as a GTX580, as long as it doesn't go past the edge of the motherboard thats good enough for me.
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post #10 of 175
Looks like January might be the time to get a second 570 biggrin.gif
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