Thursday, April 19, 2012

AMD is going to lower the price of 3D-card Radeon HD 7970, HD 7950 and HD 7700

AMD did not rush to lower prices for its 3D-maps of a 28-nanometer GPU in response to the release of the first model, the new generation by NVIDIA. Perhaps the superiority of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 on AMD Radeon HD 7970 AMD does not seem too convincing. Perhaps the volume of deliveries 28-nanometer production lags behind demand. Somehow, over time, AMD will still need to go for lower prices in order to strengthen its position before the release of the following models the architecture of NVIDIA's Kepler and support the demand, when no longer affect the novelty effect.AMD is going to lower the price of 3D-card Radeon HD 7970, HD 7950 and HD 7700

According to sources, AMD is already preparing the first stage to reduce the price of 3D-card series Radeon HD 7900. As stated, the new recommended price model of Radeon HD 7970 will equal $ 489, Radeon HD 7950 - $ 394. This means that the older model cheaper at $ 60 (now its recommended price is $ 549), and the youngest - to $ 55 (it is now worth $ 449). From a psychological point of view, the price will go to another step of perception - with "more than $ 500" to "$ 500" and "more than $ 400" to "$ 400".
And cheaper model Radeon HD 7770. But not so much in absolute terms - for $ 15.
When the new prices will be announced, the source is not reported.
Source: KitGuru

Desktop processors Intel Core i3 (Ivy Bridge) will have to wait until the third quarter

The first Intel Core processors third-generation micro-architecture based on the Ivy Bridge, and intended for release on 22-nanometer process technology, according to preliminary data, should see the light until the end of this month.
However, in the first wave of Ivy Bridge will not include Core i3 processors for desktop systems, the source warned. Their appearance will have to wait. As stated, the first desktop model Intel Core i3 third-generation (Ivy Bridge) will be released in the third quarter of this year. List of new products scheduled for release includes the Core i3-3240 (clock frequency - 3.40 GHz), Core i3-3240T (3,00 GHz), Core i3-3225 (3.30 GHz), Core i3-3220 (also 3 30 GHz, but the frequency of IGP is lower than the Core i3-3225) and Core i3-3220T (2,80 GHz). All of these processors have two cores, but by supporting Hyper-Threading technology can perform up to four threads simultaneously. Cache in the third level in all cases is 3 MB. Models with the suffix «T» will have 35W TDP, the rest - 55 watts.Desktop processors Intel Core i3 (Ivy Bridge) will have to wait until the third quarter
Earlier release of these processors has been scheduled for June. For reasons of postponing the release of the source has two versions: the presence of significant stocks of the current generation of processors and the lack of production capacity, capable of producing 22-nanometer products.
Source: VR-Zone