Between Financial Analyst Day 2015, their briefing on High Bandwidth Memory, and now a carefully seeded hardware sample to DICE developer and uber guru Johan Andersson, AMD is making sure that no one is left unaware that they will be introducing a new video card this quarter.

With both Computex and the AMD-sponsored PC Gaming Show taking place next month, June should be a busy time in the PC hardware industry.

Source: Johan Andersson/AMD (via Tech Report)

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  • Xenonite - Sunday, May 24, 2015 - link

    With everyone seemingly only wanting less and less powerfull hardware (welcome to "good enough" computing), I highly doubt that AMD would spend the required amount on R&D and manufacturing of a truely high performance 300W GPU.
    No, I believe the increased price and possible water cooling is because of the smaller/thinner/weaker form factor of the graphics card.

    With the new leadership, I think AMD has realised the only way to increase sales is for their highest performance GPU to be both smaller and thinner and to consume less power than NVIDIA's GPUs. Today's consumers will flock to such a design even if it has a significantly worse price/performance ratio than the competition; hence, that is where the money is.
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  • Refuge - Monday, May 25, 2015 - link

    The water cooler (If this is one I don't see it) is because of the HBM I'm sure. gotta make a heatsink that can fit perfectly on 5 surfaces, 4 of which are higher than 1.

    I wanna see one tore down, would be interesting to see. :)
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  • creed3020 - Monday, May 25, 2015 - link

    Which is why AMD has added an IHS to the GPU chip. In the past the GPU was naked but this will no longer be the case to provide that uniform surface for a heatsink to hit all the chips on the interposer. Reply
  • Friendly0Fire - Saturday, May 23, 2015 - link

    AMD needs at least one relatively affordable card that's competitive and not merely a rebrand.

    A 390X at $850 would either stick out if the 390 is much cheaper, or it'll indicate an increase in price for all of their GPUs using the new architecture, which wouldn't be good for them. I heard rumors that their top card might actually be branded as something else to replicate the Titan thing, which would be I think the most logical option. The 390X/390/380X/380 would be cut-down versions of it, priced accordingly.
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  • stefstef - Sunday, May 24, 2015 - link

    you said it. they should have their new technology available on every pricepoint after the go to market. but amd isnt such a big company either and i doubt they can do that. despite i am a linux user and i will profit from this newer architecture in an estimated five to six years i am looking forward to this new gpu. hopefully in half a year they have a decent hd solution out with the new capabilities at around 85 bucks. Reply
  • Nilth - Sunday, May 31, 2015 - link

    This. I need a relatively affordable (<400$) card with 4gb of the new vram or I will keep not spending a single dime on a new pc. I didn't buy a gtx970 for the 3.5gb issue (together with the other false information) and I would be glad to not buy another of their overpriced cards. Reply
  • testbug00 - Saturday, May 23, 2015 - link

    Nothing points to Fiji using less power than Titan X... Reply
  • TheJian - Sunday, May 24, 2015 - link

    HBM1 might shave ~15 watts. Where do you get that it will consume less power than TitanX or 980TI coming shortly?

    Nvidia sure has a fast, low power "turd"...LOL. If AMD doesn't price the card high they'll end up losing money for yet ANOTHER quarter. They need to start telling people they're living in fantasy land and AMD's quarterly reports can't handle these stupidly low prices any longer. For the sake of the company (who has lost $6B+ in the last 12 years) you ALL should be hoping they price the card to MAKE MONEY. Get a better job if you can't afford the toys you want.
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  • TheJian - Sunday, May 24, 2015 - link

    HBM1 might shave ~15 watts. Where do you get that it will consume less power than TitanX or 980TI coming shortly?

    Nvidia sure has a fast, low power "turd"...LOL. If AMD doesn't price the card high they'll end up losing money for yet ANOTHER quarter. They need to start telling people they're living in fantasy land and AMD's quarterly reports can't handle these stupidly low prices any longer. For the sake of the company (who has lost $6B+ in the last 12 years) you ALL should be hoping they price the card to MAKE MONEY. Get a better job if you can't afford the toys you want.
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  • TheJian - Sunday, May 24, 2015 - link

    great probably triple post...Why the first didn't show up is beyond me, just keeps showing stuck post. Really wish you could delete a post on here. refreshing page just reposts when showing stuck? Reply

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