HP announced their upcoming line up of desktops, including new Pavilions, ENVYs and a Spectre studio display with 4K resolution. An astute reader noticed something else that they announced unintentionally, the models of three unreleased AMD GPUs. The machines will be available starting on June 10th which even gives us a rough release time line. The pricing does not reveal all that much as they reference the base models and so it is hard to know what, if any discrete GPU is in the base model.
The HP Pavilion All-in-One PCs will sport USB 3.0 and your choice of an AMD Radeon R7 A330 or an R7 A360. As these are all in one PCs such as the one below you can expect these cards to represent the mid-range of AMD's upcoming lineup, though they could still put out a decent amount of power as the cooling in these systems is effective enough that HP offers models with Intel i7 and AMD A10 chips.
What most people will likely get excited about is in the HP ENVY and HP ENVY Phoenix Towers, the R9 380 which is offered as an alternative to the GTX 980. These machines also offer USB 3.0 as well as an option for a 512GB SSD as opposed to a 3TB HDD. The R9 380 will be powerful enough to handle the new 32" HP Spectre Studio Display, a 4K display with built in speakers and a viewing angle of 178° which implies an IPS display, albeit with an unknown refresh rate.
That is about all we know for now, but you can keep an eye out for more news about the R7 A330, R7 A360 and R9 380 right here.
Are the R7 models APU based?
Are the R7 models APU based?
Is USB 3.0 still a headlining
Is USB 3.0 still a headlining feature today?
HP specifically mentioned it in all three product announcements.
Would you rather have them
Would you rather have them not advertise and not include it?
That’s how I see it.
yea, it’s one of those
yea, it’s one of those things, when I was a kid they would still advertise “driver/passenger locking cross shoulder seat-belts” in the features of a new car, even though it had been mandatory law for years. I guess some pencil pusher some where decides “If we dont say it how will they know?”
or if you don’t say it,
or if you don’t say it, they’ll ask / assume you don’t.
AMD’s old GPUs get renamed as
AMD’s old GPUs get renamed as NEW
R9 380 is just old renamed R9 290
This was what most people
This was what most people believed a few weeks/months ago. Today and with the latest rumors, this scenario is losing ground and there is a possibility all R7 and R9 models to be at least Tonga’s GCN 1.2 architecture.
I was right “AMD’s old GPUs
I was right “AMD’s old GPUs get renamed as NEW”
Quote: Specifications have now appeared on AMD’s site, and they suggest that everything from the R9 380 on down is based on recycled silicon.
“R7 A330 or an R7 A360.”
“R7 A330 or an R7 A360.” those are mobile SKUs what the hell are they saying desktop, I want desktop SKUs(GPU, CPU) on my desktop models, this slapping weak mobile SKUs into a case and calling it a desktop product started with Apple, and Intel sure has a whole bunch of unsold mobile SKUs that no one would have in a real desktop pawned of to users of Apple’s Mac Minis, and now HP is getting into the act, I’ll take desktop SKUs in my desktop products, mobile SKUs are for mobile products!