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ragejg
10-29-10, 01:28 PM
http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=27110

http://img.hexus.net/v2/graphics_cards/ati/sapphire/6800CD/Graphs3/Cayman.png

http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/4204/94189504.jpg


More on this soon enough...

methimpikehoses
10-29-10, 01:39 PM
gah, that 6870 is pretty weak...

ragejg
10-29-10, 01:41 PM
gah, that 6870 is pretty weak...

... when benched using an unrealistic degree of tessellation, yes.

methimpikehoses
10-29-10, 01:55 PM
ah yes, that is some extreme tessellation.

Roadhog
10-29-10, 02:06 PM
http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/1203/82221693.jpg

Looks like it has a new architecture, and 2GB. The ROPS seem low though. However, if it really is VLIW4, ouch for nvidia?

ragejg
10-29-10, 02:11 PM
Merge-ahol!!

Redeemed
10-29-10, 02:22 PM
http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/1203/82221693.jpg

Looks like it has a new architecture, and 2GB. The ROPS seem low though. However, if it really is VLIW4, ouch for nvidia?
VLIW 4? Tried googling it but only found a crap load of rather uninteresting PDFs that may as well be writtin in a foreign language. :lol:

EDIT: Reading through a PDF now and it sounds like it's a far more efficient and parallel architecture. Is that the jist of it? Greatly enhances efficiency?

Roadhog
10-29-10, 03:38 PM
VLIW 4? Tried googling it but only found a crap load of rather uninteresting PDFs that may as well be writtin in a foreign language. :lol:

EDIT: Reading through a PDF now and it sounds like it's a far more efficient and parallel architecture. Is that the jist of it? Greatly enhances efficiency?

pretty much.

Redeemed
10-29-10, 03:50 PM
pretty much.

Well, I'd not go so far as to say ouch for nVidia yet. I mean, even without VLIW 4 AMD's architecture was far more efficient. This is still new technology from my understanding, so how much will it help AMD? This generation, not much I'll wager. Next generation on 28nm when they have some experience with VLIW 4... that could be the big one. :D

All speculation, of course. :)

ragejg
10-30-10, 07:09 AM
http://egyeng.com/forums/showthread.php?6472-AMD-Radeon-HD-6970-and-Radeon-HD-6950-Specification


http://egyeng.com/forums/showthread.php?6472-AMD-Radeon-HD-6970-and-Radeon-HD-6950-Specification=&

Redeemed
10-30-10, 01:59 PM
http://egyeng.com/forums/showthread.php?6472-AMD-Radeon-HD-6970-and-Radeon-HD-6950-Specification


http://egyeng.com/forums/showthread.php?6472-AMD-Radeon-HD-6970-and-Radeon-HD-6950-Specification=&

Why are they only putting 1GB on cards now days? Crysis alone can easily use all of that. 1GB should be left to more mainstream cards like the 5770 and 6850/6870. High end cards need more than 1GB. 2GB is what we should be sporting now, but at least nVidia throws an extra half gig on their top end cards.

Meh. This gen is really just a "tide-me-over" till the real meat on 28nm. Those I'm expecting to be rediculously high performers (from both camps), and hopefully they'll give is cards with 2GB of memory. :)