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Today we have some exclusive information about an upcoming graphics processor from AMD. In our previous post we said that AMD is working on a new flagship model. Today we have a bit of good news to share, but before we get to that, let us make it clear that this new video card is not a high-end part after all. However, when it arrives, AMD’s position in the market may change our perspective back to their haydays.

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The 750 Ti may soon have a challenger.
Edited by Death Saved - 5/15/14 at 4:19pm
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Videocardz, exclusive, no source = Rumor and Unconfirmed Article wink.gif
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Moved.

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Videocardz, exclusive, no source = Rumor and Unconfirmed Article wink.gif

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Cheers, Twerk.

Now assuming this is true, I think the conclusion in the article is a logical one- Tonga is very likely a mid-end card if it is coming from GF in the next 2-4 months. They are not set up for 20 nm bulk production yet based on the timeline in the other thread.
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If they can make it faster than a full Pitcairn or HD 7850. I'd applaud them for such achievement. Though will likely not be the case since we're talking power efficiency improvements here.
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This may be what previous rumors were talking about with regards to a new video card from AMD within summer time. Granted the chances of having a new enthusiast/flagship release was extremely unlikely, I still wouldn't mind tongue.gif

Great to see the focus on energy efficiency!
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Cheers, Twerk.

Now assuming this is true, I think the conclusion in the article is a logical one- Tonga is very likely a mid-end card if it is coming from GF in the next 2-4 months. They are not set up for 20 nm bulk production yet based on the timeline in the other thread.

Still this is pretty good news as this combined with the 20nm die shrink will mean that the PI cards will have MUCH better power efficiency than the VI cards on the down side you wont be able to fry your eggs on it, also it lets AMD compete with Nvidia when it comes to mid tier consumers who want a decent card that doesn't suck up too much juice.
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Tonga? So did the Pirate Islands naming scheme get scraped or what?
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I think the whole die shrink = better power efficiency argument is flawed, look at the recent 28 nm chips: Overclocked and overvolted, they consume tremendous amounts of power previously unheard of. A new architecture can be more responsible for efficiency than a simple die shrink.
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