Rumour: AMD Radeon HD 7800 to release in March, NVIDIA Kepler in April

According to Digitimes' sources among AIBs, AMD is set to release their next Southern Islands GPUs - Radeon HD 7870 and HD 7850 - in the first half of March. NVIDIA will respond to HD 7000 series with GTX 600 series, starting in April

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NYC_Gamer2489d ago (Edited 2489d ago )

Hope it's better than the high priced/lackluster 7770.someone might as well opt for the gtx 560 since it's the better value/performance card.

Orpheus2489d ago

Im all freaked out .... being a devout nVIDIA fan for around 12 years since the days nVIDIA released the revolutionary GeForce 256, nVIDIA losing this round is the last thing I wanna see.

I just hope they release the GK-110 sooner than later.

NYC_Gamer2489d ago (Edited 2489d ago )

It' very doubtful that Nvidia will lose the performance battle judging by AMD latest releases.It's like a sinking ship at AMD one of their top gpu dudes/others just left the other day.

gamernova2489d ago

Dude, don't even worry. Nvidia is about to nuke the hell out of amd and that's coming from an amd user for the past 2 years.

arjman2488d ago

Competition is always good for us, the consumers, I hope that AMD stays strong

darthv722488d ago

bring back 3dfx.

voodoo power ftw.

The other day i was going through some boxes and found my voodoo collection. From the original 1000 to the 5500. Not sure why I still kept them but they were great cards for their time.

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Pain_Killer2488d ago (Edited 2488d ago )

@NYC_Gamer .. Geforce 560 is an overclocked version of the GTX460 which dethrones the HD7770 in almost all 1080P benchmarks at stock clocks.

The GK-106 part seems like a direct replacement to GF-114 with a price around $225, The GK-104 based GTX 660/680 would retail around $400-$499 while the GK-110 based GTX690 is expected at $550+.

Prices won't be lower since NVIDIA's CEO reports that yeilds are pretty bad (not as bad as fermi) but that would result in significantly high retail prices.

However the release dates mentioned by Digi Times don't seem accurate enough, I don't deny them either. The part that GK110 in April is far off anything other sites have reported, GK104/GK106 seem very much likely around Q2.

ATi_Elite2486d ago (Edited 2486d ago )

HD 7700 series is almost AMD low end cards. The type of card they give you for free in HP's and Dells.

HD 7800 will provide more Gaming capabilities and value especially in Crossfire.

Unfortunately Nvidia's Kepler is gonna kill AMD HD7900 series in performance but AMD should have some great cards in the bang for buck situation.

NYC_Gamer2486d ago

But you have to admit that the 7770 is very expensive for the performance it offers.why would anyone pick that over an 560?it's very close price wise.

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C_Menz2489d ago

Hope the new cards are great so I can buy a gtx580 cheaper when I want to upgrade in a couple years. Currently running two 560ti's.

gamernova2489d ago

Looks like I'm going back to Nvidia soon :)

Somebody2489d ago

The best thing out of this is the price drops whenever these two are throwing cards at each other.