MSI Slips Out Upcoming Radeon HD 7000 Series Launches

Posted on Feb 1 2012 - 12:14pm by Christopher Allega

Thanks to a conspicuous document from MSI making its way onto the internet, we can learn more about AMD’s plans for the HD 7000 series of cards beyond the now launched HD 7970 and HD 7950 models. We knew the lineup would (eventually) be as busy as prior generations were, if not more so. But what’s interesting to note is that there will be four more HD 7000 Series models released before the end of this first quarter alone.

The four cards comprise two HD 7700 models, followed by two HD 7800 models; these scheduled for launch in February and March, respectively. The HD 7770 and HD 7750 are said to arrive on February 15, both of which are based on the Cape Verde GPU and feature 1GB of GDDR5 (assumed to be on a 128-bit interface).

As we head into March we’ll be on the verge of seeing new Radeon HD 7870 and HD 7850 models released; these using the Pitcairn GPU and 2GBs of GDDR5 with a supposed 256-bit interface).

MSI’s document also makes mention of the big bad boy most of us want to know about – the top dog HD 7990. This card (codenamed New Zealand)) boasting dual Tahiti GPUs with a 2 x 384-bit memory interface and likely 6GB of GDDR5 RAM, is said to be arriving sometime during Q2 2012 at a rumored price of $849.