the highend one will be a single gpu 6990
in my point of view the 6870's spec is:
960 Shader-cores on 850 mhz and 4,2 GHz 205Gb/s vram on a 256bit interface
the TDP is 150watt
the 6850's spec:
725 MHz 800 Shader units and 4 GHz vram 256-Bit-Interface
the 6990 will have 1920 shader cores
the smaler 800-960 shader card is the 6850/6870:
The 68xx series will be a great replacement for the 58xx series.
And then AMD pulls out the big gun.
nvidia uses 4D shaders back in the geforce 8800 no one uses the 5D shader of the hd2900-5870 series in software so all software was optimated for nvidia 4D shaders now amd give up the fight and cut of the 5D shaders to nvidia like 4D shaders.
nvidia uses 1 triangle per pixel tesselation unit logik in the gtx480 and now amd 6870 uses also 1 triangle per pixel tesselation logik.
nvidia uses an 2 level cache architecture in the geforce8800 and openCL makes this to an GOD level standart thats why a hd2900 and hd3870 cant run any openCL software the hd4870 brings 1 of 2 nvidia caches and emulate the other in vram to bring a poor openCL suppot thats because openCL is just a copy of nvidia cuda and now the hd5870 brings the second cache in hardware and amd needs the 6870 to brings the full openCL-nvidia speed.
should i be happy about a 100% nvidia design 6870 card ?
nvidia hardware design now but no one can use this nvidia technique because physX don't work on amd cards and the nvidia unix video acceleration also don'T work on the amd hardware.
amd really needs to fight this all dump humans follow nvidia on all cost.
mybe "AMD Techdemo Mecha Rampage: Bullet Physx over Direct Compute" helps a bit.
- HDMI 1.4 in next HD 6000 series, currently available elsewhere
- Probably more codecs supported in UVD3: symbols in the library mention MPEG-2 VLD and MPEG-4 ASP (DivX) at VLD level too. That's already available on NVIDIA chips
Anyway, everybody was reporting that HD 6000 series was just a slight upgrade to HD 5000 series. The only thing interesting coming next from AMD is Ontario & Bulldozer processors. Just hope this comes in time with correct support on Linux.
and the more codex support is a fake no one need's a mpeg2 codex acceleration on an modern system because the cpu is to fast for an fucking mpeg2 vid.
and nvidia do not won on the video side because there is no nvidia only codex.
divx yes nice but still no WebM/dirac support
The daisy-chaining of DisplayPort outputs is somewhat interesting too.
Now if only there were cheap DP monitors, and that feature prob needs new cables as well.