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AMD to unleash worlds most powerful consumer General Processing Unit

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posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 04:43 AM
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What do you guys think about this news?
The upcoming 28nm, 7000 series GPU based on the Southern Islands architecture, by AMD is set to launch sometime before the end of 2011.

IMO, i think this is great, AMD ditched GDDR5, for XDR2, which operates 16 times faster and more efficient.
Wasn't XDR ram in the PS3, well either way, im looking foward to this, but to fair it was XDR 1, and it only had a 64-bit bus, due to the consoles being so archaic and backward.

What are the reasons you guys think AMD switched over to XDR?
I heard there's rumors that because AMD are designing the GPU's for the upcoming next gen systems by Microsott and Sony, they went ahead and switched over to XDR.
Can't wait they, just imagine the performance in the new cards, 28nm, and a new architecture change.


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posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 04:56 AM
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Originally posted by RadeonGFXRHumanGTXisAlien
What do you guys think about this news?
The upcoming 28nm, 7000 series GPU based on the Southern Islands architecture, by AMD is set to launch sometime before the end of 2011.

IMO, i think this is great, AMD ditched GDDR5, for XDR2, which operates 16 times faster and more efficient.
Wasn't XDR ram in the PS3, well either way, im looking foward to this.
What are the reasons you guys think AMD switched over to XDR?
I heard there's rumors that because AMD are designing the GPU's for the upcoming next gen systems by Microsott and Sony, they went ahead and switched over to XDR.
Can't wait they, just imagine the performance in the new cards, 28nm, and a new architecture change.


edit on 12-9-2011 by RadeonGFXRHumanGTXisAlien because: (no reason given)




That link is down but here's another link to related info

AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series

lenzfire.com...
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posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 05:50 AM
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Thanks for the new link.

Hopefully Bulldozer is launched around the same time as the new 7000 series.



posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 05:50 AM
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I smell a fanboi


It always goes back and forth between Green and Red. That's how advancements are made. Strong competition. Green will drop something in a few months that will be a better performing card, then Red will counter with another card that beats green.

I've had them both and at the moment, I'm playing for the green team. When these cards I'm running in Tri-Sli are not cutting the mustard, Ill research and see who has the best cards out and get them.



posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 08:47 AM
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GPU = Graphics Processing Unit, not general.



posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 09:15 AM
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sorry wrong info
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posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 09:35 AM
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Originally posted by polit
GPU = Graphics Processing Unit, not general.


Yeh i know, i use it interchangeable, back when i became a comp enthusiast, thats what i refered to the GPU,
But GPUs were 1st designed by nvidia for running general purpose computational applications and general purpose scientific and engineering computing.
So you can say general. GPU/VPU/GPGPU can be used interchangeably.



posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 11:45 AM
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I think you have it backwards. GPUs have always been dedicated to processing and displaying graphics and they have been around a loooooong time before Nvidia. It is only recently that the GPUs have been "opened up" to do non-graphic tasks.



posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 12:31 PM
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Originally posted by polit
reply to post by RadeonGFXRHumanGTXisAlien
 


I think you have it backwards. GPUs have always been dedicated to processing and displaying graphics and they have been around a loooooong time before Nvidia. It is only recently that the GPUs have been "opened up" to do non-graphic tasks.



Nvidia's Tesla card comes to mind.



posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 12:51 PM
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I have my Formula V motherboard here; now waiting for the bulldozer.Its coming this october no ?



posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 12:55 PM
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Man, Im saving for a new system now.
Im still running a 4830 with phenom quad core.

Cant wait to splurge on 6 core with 7XXX series card!



posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 02:53 PM
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Originally posted by RadeonGFXRHumanGTXisAlien

Originally posted by polit
GPU = Graphics Processing Unit, not general.


Yeh i know, i use it interchangeable, back when i became a comp enthusiast, thats what i refered to the GPU,
But GPUs were 1st designed by nvidia for running general purpose computational applications and general purpose scientific and engineering computing.
So you can say general. GPU/VPU/GPGPU can be used interchangeably.

They are not intercgangable in the slightest. A CPU is a general processing unit, a GPU is not. GPGPU is a different concept entirely.

Edit: nVidia did not design the first GPUs. The first GPUs were not general purpose. The clue is in the acronym.
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posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 02:57 PM
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Originally posted by polit
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It is only recently that the GPUs have been "opened up" to do non-graphic tasks.

And even then, it is only practical for a limited range of specialist tasks.



posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 03:02 PM
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Originally posted by polit
reply to post by RadeonGFXRHumanGTXisAlien
 


I think you have it backwards. GPUs have always been dedicated to processing and displaying graphics and they have been around a loooooong time before Nvidia. It is only recently that the GPUs have been "opened up" to do non-graphic tasks.


Yes, you have it correct. BIG difference between a CPU and GPU, 2 totally separate things. The thread title needs to change because this is very misleading.

Edit: even the link in the OP is clearly talking about the graphics chipset. The picture in the link is of a graphics card. No mention of "general processing unit" (otherwise known as CENTRAL processing unit?? hence the acronym CPU) at all there.
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posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 12:24 AM
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Could you guys discuss the topic at hand and not whether it's Graphics v General, i understand that it's graphics processing unit, please read. i acknowledge that., i get it!
Stop bringing it up, and actually discuss the topic.
If you have nothing to add, other than if it's general or graphics, then dont post.

Now for the actual topic...if anyone has anything to actually add.
What would be the reasons AMD decided to use XDR2 in their GPU's, mainly faster and more efficient processing?
Dosn't XDR2 provide better bandwidth performance over GDDR5 whilst using less power.
Hopefully we could achieve higher overclocks on the 7000 series than the 6000.
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posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 12:28 AM
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Originally posted by DerbyCityLights
I smell a fanboi


It always goes back and forth between Green and Red. That's how advancements are made. Strong competition. Green will drop something in a few months that will be a better performing card, then Red will counter with another card that beats green.

I've had them both and at the moment, I'm playing for the green team. When these cards I'm running in Tri-Sli are not cutting the mustard, Ill research and see who has the best cards out and get them.


True, im glad that there's competition between the 2.
Better prices and tech for us to use at the end of the day.
Like how AMD is innovating by being the first ones out with XDR2 ram in their new 7000 series.

I wonder if nvidia will follow ?
I've barely heard any news on the GTX 600 series.

BTW, im currently running a GTX 560 + AMD Phenom II 555 BE, i was expecting the 555 to unlock into a quad core, but whenever i try to unlock it in the bios, using ACC, and gigabytes core unlocker, i'm not able to boot up into win7, i only get to the screen where the windows start up, and then it freezes.
I was going to get the 2500k sandy bridge by intel, but they were out of stock, and the place where i was buying it from.
Ahh well, that sucks, i'm just waiting for Bulldozer now.
Hopefully it comes out next month, in time for battlefield 3.
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posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 12:37 AM
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AMD and Nvidia release new GRAPHICS cards all the time, why is this special and worthy of attention? It isn't. I would hope AMD's new card would be their best, otherwise what's the point?

And like others have pointed out, correct your title to GPU or Graphics Processing Unit. It's deceptive otherwise because people will think it's different from a GPU.
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posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 12:42 AM
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My problem will you be able to use these without a large(and expensive)up grade in other parts of your system like ram or your monitor.

Or will you even have to buy a whole new top grade computer every time they come up with another breakthrough.



posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 12:55 AM
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Originally posted by Turq1
AMD and Nvidia release new GRAPHICS cards all the time, why is this special and worthy of attention? It isn't. I would hope AMD's new card would be their best, otherwise what's the point?

And like others have pointed out, correct your title to GPU or Graphics Processing Unit. It's deceptive otherwise because people will think it's different from a GPU.
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It's been past 4 hours since i made this thread, derp, i can't edit it.
"Deceptive"?....umm......no......

It's note worthy, since they seem to be making their higher end 7000 series cards, with XDR2 ram, as opposed to GDDR5, i honestly didn't know Rambus still produced ram anymore, apart from the PS3's XDR1 ram, but meh, make of what it what you will, we all interpret things differently and have different tastes, just realize that

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posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 05:40 AM
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Im still rocking 3-480 GTX's in Tri-SLI with a 920 that's OC'd to 3.6 on air....God, after re-reading that, I feel like such a nerd for a 39 year old man...

Honestly, the software is lagging way behind the hardware department. I personally think both Red and Green should focus on driver optimization for about a year or two and stop releasing new cards. I run everything from CAD to my 200+ library of Steam games, and nothing seems to slow my PC down. Until there is a need for faster hardware, I think I will just stick with what I have




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