Featured Articles

TSMC: Volume production of 16nm FinFET in 2H 2015

TSMC: Volume production of 16nm FinFET in 2H 2015

TSMC has announced that it will begin volume production of 16nm FinFET products in the second half of 2015, in late…

More...
AMD misses earnings targets, announces layoffs

AMD misses earnings targets, announces layoffs

AMD has missed earnings targets and is planning a substantial job cuts. The company reported quarterly earnings yesterday and the street is…

More...
Did Google botch the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9?

Did Google botch the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9?

As expected, Google has finally released the eagerly awaited Nexus 6 phablet and its first 64-bit device, the Nexus 9 tablet.

More...
Gainward GTX 970 Phantom previewed

Gainward GTX 970 Phantom previewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Monday, 25 March 2013 15:34

Radeon HD 7850 1GB going EOL

Written by Slobodan Simic

  radeon logo new

Too close to HD 7790

We managed to confirm with some of our sources that Radeon HD 7850 1GB is indeed EOLed and will not be produced any more. According to our sources, the reason most likely lies in the fact that the HD 7790 gets too close to it, performance wise, and it simply does not make sense for partners to have both cards.

Back when we first wrote about the HD 7790, AMD was planning to force its partners not to make factory-overclocked versions as it could cannibalize the sales of the HD 7850 but it looks like it was easier for partners to simply EOL the HD 7850 and stick to reference and factory-overclocked HD 7790 models.

Although there are some rumors that the HD 7850 EOL reason lies in the memory chip availability, our sources suggest that it is highly unlikely as that would influence some other cards as well and the real reason is exactly the HD 7790.

On the other hand, a quick check and our sources reveal that the HD 7850 1GB is still widely available and there are is still plenty of stock so it will stay with us, at least for a while.

Last modified on Monday, 25 March 2013 15:45
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments