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AMD Counter-Attacks GeForce GTX 670, Questions NVIDIA’s Kepler Availability




NVIDIA may be launching a GTX 670 in a couple of hours, but that did not stop a PR representative from AMD to publicly question the availability of NVIDIA hardware. Instead of providing a comment, we have decided to leave the email “as is” and leave you to comment on the subject.

Tell us what do you think, do you agree with this assesment or did the Kepler GPU architecture turned to be a much more dangerous competitor than AMD planned?

With so many product launches happening in the last few weeks, we felt you’d find it useful to have a look at this recap of some of the benefits of our current AMD Radeon™ HD 7900 series graphics products.

Both the AMD Radeon™ HD 7970 and AMD Radeon™ HD 7950 graphics cards are available in volume from all major etailers, with plenty of overclocked and AMD Eyefinity Technology designs from our AIBs. The AMD Radeon™ HD 7970 is available for as low as $479, while the AMD Radeon™ HD 7950 is available for as low as $399. We expect to continue to have strong supply on all of our 28nm GPUs going forward. In contrast,both GTX 680 and GTX 690 have not been supplied in any significant volume and continue to be unavailable at major stores like Newegg in the US and Alternate Europe (as of noon, Wednesday May 8th).

With every AMD Radeon™ HD 7970 Series purchase, you can take advantage of our Three For Free program and get a free copy of DiRT Showdown, Deus Ex: Human Revolution (with the Explosive Mission Pack DLC expansion), and Nexuiz. Together, these three games are worth $100. Please see links below.

Additionally, Graphics Core Next continues to deliver more than just gaming, with recent announcements such as Adobe Creative Suite 6, WinZip 16.5, GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program), and vReveal now taking advantage of OpenCL acceleration. This is evidence of AMD’s commitment to making the GPU relevant for more than just gaming. As these major consumer applications are starting to leverage GPU compute, NVIDIA has regressed on compute features and performance relative to their previous generation.

With 3GB of GDDR5 memory, and a 384-bit memory bus, the AMD Radeon™ HD 7900 Series continues to excel at ultra-high resolution gaming (2560×1600 and Eyefinity), and is designed to let you max out settings in the latest games. We urge you to focus on maxed settings at 2560×1600 or higher resolution in your reviews.

AMD Eyefinity Technology continues to be the most advanced multi-display technology on the market. With support for up to 6 displays, Radeons offer the flexibility for gamers to run in countless configurations, ranging from triple-panel landscape or portrait modes, all the way up to the ultimate Eyefinity-5 and Eyefinity-6 configurations. Since the technology’s launch in 2009, we have continually polished our solution and Eyefinity delivers the most comprehensive set of multi-display features.

AMD ZeroCore Power continues to be exclusive to AMD Radeon GPUs, and offers the best idle power of any graphics card on the market. Kepler based products will continue to waste electricity, produce unnecessary noise, and generate unwanted heat even when the PC is not in use. Additionally, AMD ZeroCore Power Technology’s benefits are multiplied when multiple cards are used in Crossfire.

Given these features and advantages, and that NVIDIA keeps their recent Kepler-based products at paperware-status, we feel Radeon products are uniquely positioned in the market for continued success.

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Original Author: Theo Valich

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