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Welcome to the Radeon 7890 Owners and Discussion Thread!
Here in this forum we will be discussing and talking about everything to do with the new release from AMD, the 7890.



This new release from AMD was aimed to be released in the mid March to April time, but has not yet been released. External sources predict it will be released sometime in the coming holiday season.

SPECIFICATIONS!

This new card from AMD boasts a varient of its older brothers Tahiti Pro GPU, this one being the Tahiti LE, with its reference core clock rumoured to be around the 900Mhz mark. It has a rather small 1.5GB of GDDR5 frame buffer clocked at around 1125Mhz, but is backed up by a whopping 384-bit memory bus, as seen on higher end cards. This model has yet more stream processors, coming in at 1536, a couple hundred more than its predecessor, the 7870. The 7890 has a total of 96 texture units, and 32 ROU's (Raster Operating Units).

PRICE!

The 7890 is estimated to come in at around $359 USD ($349.95 AUD, and £239 GBP). These prices are almost in par with nVidia's sweet spot card, the GTX 660Ti.

VIDEO DISCUSSION!
TheTechSource1 7890 Discussion!



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Why would a card with less shaders than a 7950 cost more? There's no way that is the correct price
    
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Why would a card with less shaders than a 7950 cost more? There's no way that is the correct price

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seems like a strange time to release a new card.... 359 dollars??? wth?!?!

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=67172&vpn=FX797ATDFC&manufacture=XFX&promoid=1306

7970 359 after MIR

also the source on youtube says 220-240??

http://videocardz.com/35596/amd-radeon-hd-7890-is-based-on-tahiti-le-gpu
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seems like a strange time to release a new card.... 359 dollars??? wth?!?!
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=67172&vpn=FX797ATDFC&manufacture=XFX&promoid=1306
7970 359 after MIR

This is still an estimated price, but the card is meant to fit in somewhere inbetween a 7870 and a 7950, and perform better than a 660Ti. We'll just have to wait and see i guess.
    
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This is still an estimated price, but the card is meant to fit in somewhere inbetween a 7870 and a 7950, and perform better than a 660Ti. We'll just have to wait and see i guess.

This could be a smart move or a really dumb one. the 660ti is better than the 7870 but just falls shy of 7950 performance, and he price is in the middle. So if its better AMD will have struck a nice blow, if not they just wasted a bunch of money.

Any release date yet? I saw it was due out on the 27th but cant find anything.

Also, just noticed $360 bucks? 7950 and 660ti costs less than that........
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But doesn't it say it only has 1.5 of vram? Thats less than both the other gpu's. That just sounds weird to me tho
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But doesn't it say it only has 1.5 of vram? Thats less than both the other gpu's. That just sounds weird to me tho

This thread was made using compiled information sources throughout the web. Most of the sources i had looked at stated it had 1.5GB or memory, but it is backup by a larger 384-bit memory bus, just like higher end cards.
    
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Talking to a guy and he mentioned he knew someone that had a 7890 with 4gb of vram... does such a thing even exist? I can barely find any info on 7890s as it is, and everything says 1.5gb.
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