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    Default Radeon HD 6000 Detailed Specs

    Antilles: HD 6970
    40nm, 384-bit, GDDR-5, UVD3
    (Cayman x 2 in every aspect)

    Cayman: HD 6870, HD 6850, HD 6830?
    40nm, 384-bit, GDDR-5, UVD3, 1.5GB
    Rumored core: 1920SP

    Barts: HD 6770, HD 6750
    40nm, 256-bit, GDDR-5, UVD3, 1GB
    Rumored core: 1280SP

    Turks: HD 6670, HD 6650
    40nm, 128-bit, GDDR-5, UVD3, 1GB
    Rumored core: 640SP?

    Caicos: HD 6570?, HD 6550?
    40nm, 64-bit, DDR-3, UVD3, 1GB/512MB?
    Rumored core: 320SP?


    The mid-high range product HD 6700 family will lunch by 12 Oct 2010.

    In other news, Evergreen is obsolete.

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    HD 6770 is rumored to be about 10% faster than counterpart GTX 460, almost as fast as HD 5850

    Enhanced Tessellation unit (x2?), 4D VLIW core, 2 x 6-PIN PCI-E Power, Dual Slot form factor

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    While all of these values are within believable ranges, I can't help but notice that you didn't link any sources

    Well, someone is wrong, we'll find out soon enough who.


    A few bit numbers and shader counts are irrelevant anyway. Anyone could have guessed the numbering scheme.
    The real questions would be:
    a) The 6770 specs you claim are similar to the 5830, both in speed and power draw (two connectors!). Will the improvements of SI cards against an equally fast evergreen part be noticeable? Both are 40nm, and there are limits to architecture-based improvements.
    b) what will they cost? Evergreen prices are bound to drop, so which generation offers the best value for your money?

    Of course, noone wants to answer them. AMDs silence may be a bad sign. On the other hand, their GPUs are currently winning, and they wouldn't kill their evergreen margins if they didn't have some substantial improvements.

    As usual, we'll have to wait until the actual release. Shouldn't be long now..

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    This does not agree with the GPU-Z screenshots which were posted earlier and which showed only 256-bit GDDR5 for 6800 series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FunkyRider View Post
    Enhanced Tessellation unit (x2?), 4D VLIW core, 2 x 6-PIN PCI-E Power, Dual Slot form factor
    Nice seems you might be right about the 4 units, previously it was rumored to be just a change of the stuff surrounding the simds, so I thought you just made it all up;p

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    Quote Originally Posted by rohcQaH View Post
    Of course, noone wants to answer them. AMDs silence may be a bad sign. On the other hand, their GPUs are currently winning, and they wouldn't kill their evergreen margins if they didn't have some substantial improvements.
    Nothing to worry about - we didn't talk about the previous generations of GPUs before launch either.

    Even the Fusion APU information released so far has been pretty much CPU only (other than the fact that the Fusion APUs have DX11 graphics), and there's usually a thumb over the GPU portion of the die shots

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    oh, my biggest worry is that my shiny HD5770 is obsoleted before there's usable OSS support. You'll want me to keep worrying
    (I won't upgrade soon, anyway. My card serves me well and jumping to next-gen will only delay the ETA for OSS drivers.)

    The thing is, I knew pretty much everything about the 5770 before it was launched, including the date when you'd reveal what everyone knew already. Of course the lack of information now is not due to a change in PR, but rather a successful game of whack-a-mole. Sure, it's preferable to announcing specs for a <200W GPU in september and delivering a >>250W GPU in april.
    Still feels.. odd. Hunting down the small bits of information and piecing them together was kinda fun

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    Fudzilla says the Radeon HD 6000 series may just be an incremental improvement release: Link
    If this is true, the open-source driver may be a bit quicker to appear this time around.

    Electronista hints at a November release date.
    Time will tell if these rumors are true or not.

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    1280 4d shaders means 320 shader units, same as 5d 5870.
    and 1920 is 480

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    The 6770 specs you claim are similar to the 5830, both in speed and power draw (two connectors!)
    I hope the thermals are not that bad. Thermals are important to me.

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