AMD reveals Radeon HD 8000 series for Desktop PCs

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  1. king-dubs

    king-dubs Ancient Guru

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  2. MadGizmo

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    Cool. Thanks. That leaves little room for speculation. ;)
     
  3. XBEAST

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    Nothing to see here. Only rebrands. Another reason never to buy pre-built PCs.
     
  4. aayman_farzand

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    This is for OEM PCs only right?
     

  5. king-dubs

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    That's what they said for 6770/6750 initially.. OEM only. (Rebrands of 5770/5750)

    Then it became retail.
     
  6. JonasBeckman

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    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTI5Mjk

     
  7. Exodite

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    The 8850 should be what I'm looking for.
     
  8. chilly willy

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  9. GhostXL

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    This is for OEM parts, they are known to be slower than the desktop consumer varients anyway. Still no concrete info but thanks!
     
  10. -Tj-

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    8970 still with 32ROPS? that doesnt sound so next-gen.. 48 would be better ;)
     

  11. Solitude

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    Great post. Although OEM varients are slower than the desktop gaming batch but this narrows down our speculations for the 8xxx series.

    BTW any idea about the prices??
     
  12. h0d

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    I hope Nvidia will replicate soon :3
     
  13. GhostXL

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    That is because these are OEM parts. The real deal isn't going to be the same.

    They already announced that OEM parts are going to be practically rebranded HD 7 series. So these are actually going to be faster than the HD 7 OEM's.

    OEM parts are always weaker in general compared to the full blown consumer end purchase as an add-in card.

    So this isn't the "Actual" HD 8970 and 8950 etc. It's the OEM varient. It even says "OEM" in parenthesis.

    Plus I wouldn't expect anything too much more powerful. It seems it will be 15-30% at most faster through hardware specs. GCN2 is going to be where the speed increase and performance comes from. Their GCN drivers as of late are very very well optimized, and they are STILL learning. GCN 2 is said to take this a step further. Which means even more FPS and stability from GCN arch, with a more efficient card.

    AMD is really going the software route now, and it's showing.
     
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  14. The Chubu

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    Hm, no mention of OpenGL 4.3 support.
     
  15. deltatux

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    Hurray more rebranding. To be honest, desktop PC tech seems to have slowed down faster than expected (sounds funny I know), I think there's a lot more attention on the mobile space since for the general public, we have the computational power we need to solve everyday things.

    However, that's not to say we can't harness more computational power, but the general public rather focus on small devices hoping to see desktop-like computational power on them instead.

    deltatux
     

  16. sykozis

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    This "news" isn't anything new. We knew about this several weeks ago....

    That list is OEM cards....not retail.

    The heading for the page even says such

     
  17. chanw4

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    Learn something new everyday. So OEM parts are actually inferior for AMD? Never knew about it but then, i never buy OEM parts (other than windows).
     
  18. GhostXL

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    I think people are just looking for more gunpowder to shoot at AMD with, and missed the whole "OEM" thing.
     
  19. sykozis

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    It's no different from what NVidia does....
     
  20. Super XP

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    Yes. these are only OEM Re-Brands. NVIDIA is well known for Re-Brands while ATI back in the day didn't do such as thing all that much.

    The Desktop versions are said to be Performance Monsters and will greatly differ versus the existing HD 7900 series.
     

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