AMD Starts Shipping of 28nm Radeon HD7000 Series GPU’s Now


Advanced Micro Devices said on Tuesday that they have started to ship the Next Generation HD7000 Series GPU's made using the 28nm fabrication process at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company. AMD is expected to officially release the HD7900 Series at the Consumer Electronics Show in January 2012.

"We are ramping 28nm [products] with TSMC in Taiwan and shipping the products here and now. We are very excited about the products," said Rory Read, chief executive officer of AMD, during IT Supply Chain conference organized by Raymond James.

AMD also promised multiple times that it would be the first to market 28nm based GPU's and the beginning of Q1 2012 seems to be the perfect time for launch. The new Southern Island graphic cards would feature DirectX 11.1 and improved Performance/Watt. Rumors suggest that the flagship single chip card HD7970 would perform equally the same as HD6990 at half the price.

After the launch of its High End HD7900 Series in January 2012, AMD would gear up for the launch of its Performance segment cards based on the Pitcairn Pro/XT Core "HD7800" Series in February 2012 and March would 2012 would mark the launch of the next dual chip flagship card HD7990 featuring two HD7970 cores codenamed New Zealand.

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For more info on HD7000 Series, Follow the links below:

AMD Radeon HD7970 (Tahiti XT) Packs 4.5 Billion Transistors – Die Size Detailed, Launches on January 9th

AMD Launching Radeon HD7870 and HD7850 (Pitcairn XT/Pro) in February 2012, Pricing and Specs Detailed

AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series “Tahiti” Pictured, Features 384-bit Memory Bus

AMD’s “Graphics Core Next” Architecture for Radeon HD7000 Series Detailed, Liquid Chamber cooling for GPU’s Confirmed