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#1 Sep 27 2010 at 3:40 PM Rating: Decent
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Okay so if you are, like me, considering buying a new GPU soon but have one that already decently runs FFXIV you may want to wait it out. For one the new Radeon HD 6000 series is rumored to launch as early as next month on the 14th, or at least this fall. Now these aren't a giant leap as they will still use the same 40nm architecture as the HD 5000 series. This should prompt a nice price drop in the 5000 series, though.

Then there's Nvidia, which I just read about today. Their next card, codenamed Kepler, is coming at the end of 2011 with the new 28nm architecture which is supposed to give out 3 to 4 times more performance per watt compared to the current Fermi cards! And on top of that in 2013 there will be new cards based on the 22nm Maxwell architecture to replace the 28nm Kepler cards, which are said to bring a 16 times increase in graphics processing!

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http://www.downloadatoz.com/driver/articles/nvidia-28nm-kepler-gpu-to-replace-fermi-in-2011.html
http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/21/nvidia-reveals-fermis-successor-kepler-at-28nm-in-2011-maxwel/
http://www.electronista.com/articles/10/08/15/leak.details.ati.southern.islands.launch.window/
http://www.brightsideofnews.com/news/2010/9/23/amd-to-launch-radeon-hd-6000-series2c-southern-islands-on-october-122c-2010.aspx

Now I know there's new technology released and announced yearly and blah blah blah but I think this gives us a pretty far look into the future, at least on Nvidia's side. The only problem is we don't know what AMD is planning after the HD 6000 series so it's kind of hard to think about when they could quite possibly drop something more impressive than Nvidia's next card a few months after or even at the same time. Who knows, maybe AMD will skip straight to 22nm?

I just wanted to post this so that anyone building computers and buying parts knows what is coming up, especially because this can all greatly affect GPU prices across the board.

UPDATE: New info on the first of the Radeon HD 6000 Series! This link has a chart comparing the upcoming 6750 and 6770 cards to current Radeon cards, they look pretty good aside from the memory clock.

http://vr-zone.com/articles/updated--rumour-amd-radeon-hd-6700-specification-chart-leaked/9936.html

Keep in mind this chart IS NOT confirmed.

Edited, Sep 28th 2010 3:12pm by BRizzl3
#2 Sep 27 2010 at 3:42 PM Rating: Good
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And unlike processors, current gen GPUS almost always go down in price when a new generation is released.
#3 Sep 27 2010 at 3:43 PM Rating: Decent
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Good stuff. I'm glad to see some actual progress is being made. 8800 9800 250 all the same chip with a different board wasn't cutting it. I was happy to see the 460 and its partners too after that. Downside is we'll all need new cards soon as games develop upside is it wont be the same freakin chip lol
#4 Sep 27 2010 at 3:53 PM Rating: Good
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zoltanrs wrote:
Good stuff. I'm glad to see some actual progress is being made. 8800 9800 250 all the same chip with a different board wasn't cutting it. I was happy to see the 460 and its partners too after that. Downside is we'll all need new cards soon as games develop upside is it wont be the same freakin chip lol


When the new series comes out, current series prices will go down. At that point, all you need is a current gen model to run XIV at high settings, and you won't need to upgrade down the line. If for some reason you feel like you need a power boost a year or two from now, a second card of the same model will do that for you, and at that point it will be even cheaper.
#5 Sep 28 2010 at 9:42 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm hoping with the release of the 6970(or whatever the new best is) the 5970 will drop enough that I'll be willing to buy it. Or I'll probably get dual 5870s.

Edited, Sep 28th 2010 11:42am by BRizzl3
#6 Sep 28 2010 at 12:39 PM Rating: Default
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Thx for the 411, will ride my ati4890 for few more months. It actually displays 1900x1200 well until the weather effects or clumps of people show up. I imagine a 5770 in a decent setup could run this well. Idk about nvidia been a while since I ran one in my setups due to price an power consumption.
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#7 Sep 28 2010 at 12:53 PM Rating: Decent
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I think AMD is currently focused on APU (Advanced Processing Unit= CPU+GPU in one single chip) and its abillty to CrossFrie with Radeon GPU?

Edited, Sep 28th 2010 11:53am by timmyofalex
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#8 Sep 28 2010 at 1:09 PM Rating: Decent
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timmyofalex wrote:
I think AMD is currently focused on APU (Advanced Processing Unit= CPU+GPU in one single chip) and its abillty to CrossFrie with Radeon GPU?

Edited, Sep 28th 2010 11:53am by timmyofalex


The APU thing is basically what Nvidia is saying the 22nm GPUs slated for 2013 will be able to do. I think that's what this portion is saying:

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including advanced features like the ability to autonomously process some content independent of a CPU.


Also I've got an update for today about Radeon GPUs if you look back up at the top. =)



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