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AMD announces availability of HD 7800 series
Celebrates "Graphics Triple Play"
AMD has issues a press release saying that it has reached a new major milestone in the graphics industry with a worldwide availability of its entire HD 7000 series lineup in less than three months.
The new 28nm GCN based series kicked off with HD 7900 series in December, followed by the AMD Radeon HD 7700 series in February and rounded up with the availability of the Radeon HD 7800 series graphics cards. AMD was keen to note that its HD 7900 series was the first with support for PCI-Express 3.0.1 and that HD 7700 series was the first to break the 1GHz GPU clock barrier with the Radeon HD 7770 graphics card.
The good part of the story is that its latest Radeon HD 7800 series is finally going to show up on retail/e-tail shelves.
Currently you can buy at least three different HD 7870 cards on Newegg.com with a price set at US $359.99 and a couple of HD 7850 cards with a price tag set at US $259.99. The cards have also stared to appear in Europe as well and it is possible to find the HD 7870 for as low as €304,96, while the HD 7850 is listed at €225,79.