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HD 6000 Series To Launch In November, HD 5000 Price Cuts Coming?

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    HD 6000 Series To Launch In November, HD 5000 Price Cuts Coming?

    Speculation from Digitimes has HD 5000 price cuts coming as AMD prepares to launch the new HD 6000 series of cards in November this year:

    Graphics card vendors are expected to start selling AMD's next-generation GPU (Southern Islands) in November with AMD to officially announce the series in October, according to sources from graphics card players.

    To defend its market share, AMD plans to cut prices for its ATI Radeon HD 5000-series GPUs in the near future. The action also serves as preparation for the upcoming Southern Islands GPUs, the sources noted.

    AMD originally planned to have its next-generation GPUs using 32nm process and codenamed the chips Northern Islands, but Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) skipped its 32nm R&D for GPUs and advanced directly to 28nm R&D. In response AMD adjusted its plans and decided to continue adopting a 40nm process, while changing the product's codename to Southern Islands, the sources explained.

    AMD declined the opportunity to respond to this report saying it cannot comment on unannounced products.


    Source - Digitimes

    #2
    november? Don't think so, 4 months before launch of gpu there is usually plenty of info and so far we only have info about manufacturing process.

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      #3
      Not true, there wasn't much info at all about the 5xxx cards before launch til right near the end when some douche press leaked info.
      I do work for AMD
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        #4
        Originally posted by DaNdo View Post
        november? Don't think so, 4 months before launch of gpu there is usually plenty of info and so far we only have info about manufacturing process.
        We'll see come November, won't we?

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          #5
          ATi likes to release their new line right around that time, lets hope so. We should see price cuts then shortly if write up is somewhat correct. About time, when else has a generation of cards gone up in price and stayed there?
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            #6
            Originally posted by noko View Post
            About time, when else has a generation of cards gone up in price and stayed there?
            I can't remember one.

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              #7
              Alright, I have to quote and BOLD here...For you, folks. Your title is misleading. :P

              Graphics card vendors are expected to start selling AMD's next-generation GPU (Southern Islands) in November with AMD to officially announce the series in October, according to sources from graphics card players.

              To defend its market share, AMD plans to cut prices for its ATI Radeon HD 5000-series GPUs in the near future. The action also serves as preparation for the upcoming Southern Islands GPUs, the sources noted.

              AMD originally planned to have its next-generation GPUs using 32nm process and codenamed the chips Northern Islands, but Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) skipped its 32nm R&D for GPUs and advanced directly to 28nm R&D. In response AMD adjusted its plans and decided to continue adopting a 40nm process, while changing the product's codename to Southern Islands, the sources explained.

              AMD declined the opportunity to respond to this report saying it cannot comment on unannounced products.

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                #8
                october is paper lunch and november worldwide availability ?

                acroig: i was happy to see that for the first in my computer life i saw a vga jump in price after initial lunch and stay there... i was like a cheshire cat in the tree with a big grin smile..hihihi
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                  #9
                  this is going to be like 4890 to a 4870 type of thing or a larger buff?

                  im out of the loop, and im itching for a new card by the end of the year.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Treeckcold57 View Post
                    Alright, I have to quote and BOLD here...For you, folks. Your title is misleading. :P
                    Launch is cards in retailers.

                    Announcement is not launching.

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                      #11
                      Wouldn't mind picking up another 5870 if the price is right.

                      I'm going to guess they'll drop to $199 before they're phased out. I hope I'm right!

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                        #12
                        Pretty interested in seeing how powerful these new cards are going to be. I pushed my 5000s enough that I ended up wanting more power and wasn't patient enough to wait for the 6000s (among other reasons). I don't have the budget to switch again come November (have to purchase a Minivan that month), so I'm curious to see how these do as to how much they improve over my old 5000s and my current cards. Very exciting though. Especially when you consider that ATI's problem has never been the hardware itself.
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                          #13
                          Do we know that these will be HD6000 parts, or will they be 5890/5990s?

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Targon View Post
                            Do we know that these will be HD6000 parts, or will they be 5890/5990s?
                            We know nothing.

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                              #15
                              but really, 40nm process offered everything it could already. I don't expect anything spectacular.

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                                #16
                                Originally posted by DaNdo View Post
                                but really, 40nm process offered everything it could already. I don't expect anything spectacular.
                                On what basis do you come to that conclusion? The process doesn't really have to do with it - Cypres vs. Fermi, for example. Same process...

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                                  #17
                                  Originally posted by caveman-jim View Post
                                  On what basis do you come to that conclusion? The process doesn't really have to do with it - Cypres vs. Fermi, for example. Same process...
                                  I meant to say: just 1 year for making completely new line of gpu's without introducing new manufacturing process is likely not to result in shocking level of advancement from previous versions.
                                  Last edited by DaNdo; Aug 14, 2010, 08:34 AM.

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                                    #18
                                    While still speculation I think this article does add the basic for the take on die size and what to expect. Speculation and rumors are always subject to being dead wrong but this is still a good read.

                                    http://www.thinq.co.uk/2010/8/13/rum...ctober-launch/

                                    Code:
                                    Sidebar: We could start a rumor that the HD 6000 only support 720P. 
                                    
                                    [URL]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826105359[/URL]
                                    
                                    Wonder if Microsoft will claim they own the name 'HD 6000'. :lol:
                                    
                                    Did you know that the HD-6000 is a four element flat yagi!
                                    
                                    [URL]http://winegard.com/offair/radio.php[/URL]
                                    Originally posted by caveman-jim View Post
                                    On what basis do you come to that conclusion? The process doesn't really have to do with it - Cypres vs. Fermi, for example. Same process...
                                    Last edited by grog; Aug 14, 2010, 10:11 AM.
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                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by grog View Post
                                      While still speculation I think this article does add the basic for the take on die size and what to expect. Speculation and rumors are always subject to being dead wrong but this is still a good read.

                                      http://www.thinq.co.uk/2010/8/13/rum...ctober-launch/

                                      Code:
                                      Sidebar: We could start a rumor that the HD 6000 only support 720P. 
                                      
                                      [URL]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826105359[/URL]
                                      
                                      Wonder if Microsoft will claim they own the name 'HD 6000'. :lol:
                                      
                                      Did you know that the HD-6000 is a four element flat yagi!
                                      
                                      [URL]http://winegard.com/offair/radio.php[/URL]
                                      What's up with that quote?

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                                        #20
                                        Originally posted by grog View Post
                                        While still speculation I think this article does add the basic for the take on die size and what to expect. Speculation and rumors are always subject to being dead wrong but this is still a good read.

                                        http://www.thinq.co.uk/2010/8/13/rum...ctober-launch/

                                        Code:
                                        Sidebar: We could start a rumor that the HD 6000 only support 720P. 
                                        
                                        [URL]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826105359[/URL]
                                        
                                        Wonder if Microsoft will claim they own the name 'HD 6000'. :lol:
                                        
                                        Did you know that the HD-6000 is a four element flat yagi!
                                        
                                        [URL]http://winegard.com/offair/radio.php[/URL]
                                        hmm interesting, but I remain doubtful:

                                        "Rather than squeezing in a few hundred more stream processors, which would be a tough job without the aforementioned die-shrink, the new GPUs are expected to reduce the power consumption and heat output compared with their predecessors"

                                        the HD5000 series is among the best perf to watt ratio products ever amd heat is hardly an issue, unless somehow ATI is looking to outright strip nV from nearly all OEM markets with substantial power/heat (which they already do for the most part) improvements.. I just don't see it happening. I mean IF Ati delivers 10% performance increase at 50% less power and heat, then yeah NV would be in serious trouble in the OEM space, however it also leaves open the possibility for much higher clocked parts to take the performance positions.
                                        Fermi Paradox*: "The apparent size and age of Fermi die suggests that many technologically advanced GPUs ought to exist.
                                        However, this hypothesis seems inconsistent with the lack of observational evidence to support it."

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                                          #21
                                          Originally posted by DaNdo View Post
                                          I meant to say: just 1 year for making completely new line of gpu's without introducing new manufacturing process is likely not to result in shocking level of advancement from previous versions.

                                          Considering the die size of Cypress, quite a bit of room left.

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                                            #22
                                            Originally posted by badsykes View Post
                                            acroig: i was happy to see that for the first in my computer life i saw a vga jump in price after initial lunch and stay there... i was like a cheshire cat in the tree with a big grin smile..hihihi
                                            Yeah, I bet!

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