At AMD’s GPU 14 event they have just revealed all of the cards in the R9 2XX Series and the R7 2XX Series. These graphics cards are based on an improved version of the graphics core next architecture. The R9 series is made up of the R9 290X, R9 280X and R9 270X. The R7 series is made up of the R7 260X and R7 250.
PNY Technologies has been one of the leading manufacturers in the world and are famous for their storage and graphics solutions. With the introduction of the latest GeForce GTX 770 OC and GTX 780 OC graphics cards, PNY has added yet another powerful product to their amazing portfolio. These over clocked versions of graphics cards are the high end solutions for meeting up the consumer demands of quality and output which keep getting better and better with technological advancements.
HIS seems to be making quite the impact with their newest still to be released graphics cards. The Hong Kong based company famous for its graphics cards will soon announce the release of the two new Radeon R7-250 Oland XT and R7-240 Oland Pro Graphic Cards with completely new GPUs designed by HIS. Being a varying model of the Cape Verde, the two graphic cards are much faster than the Radeon HD 7770 and Radeon HD 7750 but they still remain behind the Radeon HD 7790 which was based on the Bonaire XTX.
HIS has made the mistake of placing the placeholders on its website for many of the different AMD Radeon Rx 200 series video cards. They immediately realized that they were letting out information AMD did not want consumers to know before the Volcanic Islands launch so those placeholders were removed. That did not stop people from taking screenshots and noting the different models.
For the longest time we have have known AMD graphics cards by their naming scheme of “Radeon HD xyz0″ where the “x” denotes generation, “y” denotes market segment and “z” denotes variant. It looks like all of that is about to change when AMD unveils their Volcanic Islands GPU family later this month.
We all know that AMD will be announcing the next generation Volcanic Islands family in Hawaii on September 25th. VR-Zone has obtained some interesting information that other than the Hawaii GPU-based cards the other cards in the Volcanic Islands family will be largely based off the current GCN architecture.
We have heard reports that the first chip to debut in the Volcanic Islands series will be the Hawaii GPU which will be the flagship. Sweclockers is reporting that while the Hawaii GPU will be the flagship card, it may not arrive first, but instead would makes its debut with AMD’s FirePro Professional cards.
Sapphire has announced two new models to the HD 7700 series of graphics cards which will deliver an even more affordable choice of graphics cards based off the Graphics Core Next architecture from AMD. Both models are HD 7730’s built on AMD’s 28nm process, but one model will feature 2GB of GDDR5 memory and the other model will feature only 1GB.
More and more rumors are spreading in the air that AMD may introduce their Radeon HD 9000 as early as in October. The company might skip the 8000 series since they have already sold out Radeon HD 8000 branded parts to OEM. The first Radeon HD 9000 parts we are looking forward to are Curaco and Hainan.
I has been widely reported that AMD will launch their next generation “Volcanic Islands” graphics cards in the 4th quarter of 2013. The 4th quarter of 2013 also happens to be when Battlefield 4 will be released, more specifically October 29th. AMD has purchased the rights to the game for marketing purposes, so it makes sense that AMD would launch their new cards right around the same time the game is released.
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