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    Default Incoming: AMD 9970M

    Be sure to keep your eyes open in October. That is the month when AMD will be unleashing their new GPU architecture in to the market.
    They chose this month because that is when Battlefield 4 is released which is an AMD evolved title.

    Volcanic Island is the codename of the new series of graphic card and is said to be much better than the old GCN. Nobody knows yet if it is built on existing 28nm or the next step, 20nm, but they are sure to put a damper on the party Nvidia is having now with being virtually alone with the high end.

    AMD chose to ditch 8000 family and rather start naming them in the 9000 series instead to avoid confusion with the 8000 cards that was just rebadges for OEM partners.

    Just recently an invitation from AMD to the industry popped up. With that we learned that the new mobile Graphic cards is part of the "Crystal family"



    What is even more interesting, is that the french website of Clevo is listing 9970M on the newest models.

    http://www.clevo.fr/shop/catalogsear...o=206&q=ubuntu

    Something is coming soon

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    Default Re: Incoming: AMD 9970M

    , and I just ordered a Clevo P370SM with GTX780M .

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    Default Re: Incoming: AMD 9970M

    Well we dont know how powerful the 9970M will be. If its built on 20nm then it will be both powerful and pretty cool. If its still built on 28nm, it all depends on how much better this architecture is against GCN (7970M)


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    Default Re: Incoming: AMD 9970M

    I wonder how much it will outperform the nvidia counterparts if at all and if it will force nvidia to put out a card with bumped clocks to compete.
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    Default Re: Incoming: AMD 9970M

    I have heard that AMD has been ahead in their 20nm process optimization and the new desktop parts would be made available by March with an announcement in October/November. There was also some news that no mobile graphics would be released this year ceding the market to nVidia in the process. And nVidia is going to delay their Maxwell products by at least 6 months after AMD's cards. This is completely out of the blue.

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    Default Re: Incoming: AMD 9970M

    I guess "soon" does means 3-4 months away nowadays

    It would be interesting to see AMD come out of the gate with a flagship product for their 20nm chips, but that would be breaking precedent with the past couple die shrinks where the low-mid range came first i.e. where the real volumes are.
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    Default Re: Incoming: AMD 9970M

    Well this is crazy if true.
    Something is definitely happening as 8970m is non-apparent.

    And if it is built on 20nm fab then this will be da bomb!
    BF4 will be huge and for amd to release new card would make sense.
    Hope it all comes true.
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    Default Re: Incoming: AMD 9970M

    Could this be AMD's version of an "efficient" family of GPU's? It doesn't make sense to me that they would release the 8970M and a few months later make their own GPU obsolete by releasing a better product.

    It's definitely something I am curious about. I literally ordered an Alienware 17 a few hours ago, so, hopefully the 780M can hold its ground.
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    Default Re: Incoming: AMD 9970M

    Rebrands cost nothing to make really so releasing a product soon after is not that odd.
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    Default Re: Incoming: AMD 9970M

    I dunno if it'll be 20nm. if it is, I think it'll play out like the 28nm launch, where AMD releases first at a high price and Nvidia follows with a slightly faster card a couple months later.

 

 
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