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Intel's Developer Forum and Microsoft's BUILD conference are both underway but to not make this week any quieter, AMD is also having their own event in San Francisco, California. In the event, AMD demonstrated a fully working Mobility Radeon HD 7000 GPU. The demonstration was done by running Dirt 3 but details such as graphics settings, resolution and FPS are unknown. Specifications of the test setup were not disclosed either.

Not much is known about Radeon HD 7000 series as a whole, but a small brief is still in place. Radeon HD 7000 series carries the codename "Southern Islands" and will be manufactured using TSMC's 28nm process. Other than that, there isn't anything concrete, only a bunch of rumors. NordicHardware has a good overview of the rumors and possible specifications, but they should all be taken with grain of salt. 

Public release is still a question too. Earlier reports have suggested Q4'11 but the reports of TSMC's issues with 28nm chips could push the mass availability to Q1'12. 

Source: X-bit labs

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  • Pessimism - Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - link

    I guess they used up every integer that marketing was capable of assigning to a product... they've come full circle back to the original Radeon 7000 from 11 years ago.
  • Filiprino - Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - link

    Is that a prediction of performance? That were good times for ATI (now AMD). Their 7000 series kicked NVIDIA's GeForce FX 5000 series ass. The GeForce FX 5000 were the first to be dual-slot (FX 5800 Ultra for example, hot card) while ATI maintained single slot design and more performance.
  • MrSpadge - Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - link

    Sounds like you're referring to Radeon 9700 and sibblings. The Radeon 8500 looked good compared to Geforce 3 Ti 200, but couldn't keep up with Geforce 4. And Radeon 7500 was.. a nice attempt.

  • Filiprino - Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - link

    LOL yeah. I was referring to the 9000 series.
  • Stas - Thursday, September 22, 2011 - link

    9700Pro was the s**t! :D
  • Jedi2155 - Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - link

    9700 Pro was my first AMD card and absolutely loved it to bits.
  • MrSpadge - Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - link

    Yeah, but now "it's got the HDs!" :D

  • Stas - Thursday, September 22, 2011 - link

    Wonder, if we can expect 50%+ performance increase in the same class compared to today's solutions.

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