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AMD Developing Trinidad GPU To Replace Pitcairn

AMD's Trinidad GPU

AMD Developing Trinidad GPU To Replace Pitcairn

AMD Developing Trinidad GPU To Replace Pitcairn

 

AMD seems to have a bit of an obsession with islands, codenaming all their recent GPUs with names from islands all over the globe. One of these is called 'Pitcairn', which is featured in the R9 270(X) and the HD 7870. Pitcairn, named after the islands that form the last British Overseas Territory in the Pacific, has been around for quite a while now, so it can be said that its due an upgrade, and it seems AMD will be doing just that. The Californian company is supposedly working on Pitcairn's successor, which will be codenamed 'Trinidad'. Indeed, another island.

Not much is currently known about the Trinidad GPUs, but its very likely that it'll make its first appearance in the successor of the R9 270 (the R9 370?). It will also probably be used in the card which will replace the 270x. The Chinese VR-Zone, which originally published the information, mentions the GPU will be baked at 28nm and will feature 2 GB of memory. The memory bus should be a 256-bit one.

 

 AMD Developing Trinidad GPU To Replace PitcairnAMD's R9 270

 

The expected retail-price at launch is $199, or about £130. This puts it right up against the GTX 960, which will be released on the 22nd of January. Let's just hope the performance will be decent, as AMD has made it very easy for Nvidia in the mid-range market the last few years.

What do you think about the upcoming Trinidad GPU? Will this be the comeback of AMD in the mid-range tier of the market, or will Nvidia win the battle?


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20-01-2015, 11:06:03

barnsley
I disagree with "amd making it easy for Nvidia in the mid range market".

The 760 is the same price as a 280 and 285, which is a faster card. The 270x, which is the 760's competitor is slightly slower than it, but not worth the extra cash between the two in terms of performance.

Don't get me started on the 280x vs 770 either.

AMD have a chance against the 960 I reckon. The 960 doesn't seem all that impressive so far.Quote

20-01-2015, 13:23:55

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
I disagree with "amd making it easy for Nvidia in the mid range market".

The 760 is the same price as a 280 and 285, which is a faster card. The 270x, which is the 760's competitor is slightly slower than it, but not worth the extra cash between the two in terms of performance.

Don't get me started on the 280x vs 770 either.

AMD have a chance against the 960 I reckon. The 960 doesn't seem all that impressive so far.
I disagree with that statement to.. You're supposed to be objective Ninja!

the midrange cards were scewed.. 280/285 were faster than the 760 and same price(in the US). 270x was usually far cheaper than a 760 and if you spent anymore money you might as well gotten a 280/280x.

Also agree with 280x vs 770.. they performed the same and 280x was cheaper.. :P

Also.. to all those in that other thread where i said they would be announcing GPUs soon.. told you so!Quote

20-01-2015, 13:25:34

barnsley
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Also.. to all those in that other thread where i said they would be announcing GPUs soon.. told you so!
But technically that was about the higher end stuff, not a 270x replacement Quote

21-01-2015, 00:22:11

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
But technically that was about the higher end stuff, not a 270x replacement
Technically yes.. never specifically stated however! I did say they would announce new cards soon.. lo and behold!Quote

21-01-2015, 02:12:12

AverageNinja
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Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
I disagree with "amd making it easy for Nvidia in the mid range market".

The 760 is the same price as a 280 and 285, which is a faster card. The 270x, which is the 760's competitor is slightly slower than it, but not worth the extra cash between the two in terms of performance.

Don't get me started on the 280x vs 770 either.

AMD have a chance against the 960 I reckon. The 960 doesn't seem all that impressive so far.
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
I disagree with that statement to.. You're supposed to be objective Ninja!

the midrange cards were scewed.. 280/285 were faster than the 760 and same price(in the US). 270x was usually far cheaper than a 760 and if you spent anymore money you might as well gotten a 280/280x.

Also agree with 280x vs 770.. they performed the same and 280x was cheaper.. :P

Also.. to all those in that other thread where i said they would be announcing GPUs soon.. told you so!
Aye, I guess I shouldn't have been so vague. Performance wise AMD's are on-par with the Nvidia cards. It's just the power consumption and the heat that's a deal killer for me personally. I really hope Trinidad will fix that.

I agree though, I should've been more objective. I'll avoid picking sides in the future! I'm new to hardware news, with gaming news it was a bit easier Quote
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