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AMD Radeon HD 6000-series GPU Shots Leaked

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September 8, 2010 2:04:15 PM

fake...or really cool...
but y did they need to create a new series soo soon?
September 8, 2010 2:06:00 PM

Holy cow! These are awesome, and ATI already wins in some things!

GO ATI!
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September 8, 2010 2:07:32 PM

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September 8, 2010 2:08:17 PM

p4nz3rm4dfake...or really cool...but y did they need to create a new series soo soon?


Because they can. No one is forced into buying anything they put it. It's called staying ahead of the competition, and they are doing a damn good job so far.
September 8, 2010 2:09:09 PM

Wow...that seemed quick. Maybe it's just me getting older faster :) 
September 8, 2010 2:09:18 PM

p4nz3rm4dfake...or really cool...but y did they need to create a new series soo soon?

There is a big competition. They have to deliver new products and better performance. So its normal to have a new serie. and its not so soon...

I want to see the impact on the current 5000 serie price :) 
September 8, 2010 2:10:02 PM

This is great for AMD. The sooner they get the 6000 series out the door, the longer they can hold the various "fastest" titles. As for me, though, I'm happy with my 5670. The 6000 series would have to be REALLY compelling to convince me to upgrade so soon.
September 8, 2010 2:10:13 PM

I want numbers, not photos ... The Killer NIC M1 looks better and I still don't want one.
September 8, 2010 2:14:49 PM

{Just an Assumption}..Radeon 6780 looks as big as 5970.
September 8, 2010 2:16:41 PM

vulcan900{Just an Assumption}..Radeon 6780 looks as big as 5970.


Correction: "Radeon 6870 looks as big as 5970"
September 8, 2010 2:17:45 PM

zaixionitoHoly cow! These are awesome, and ATI already wins in some things!GO ATI!

you mean AMD, ATI is dead, remember? /_\

My 5750 works great with most games, I think I'm skipping this step.
September 8, 2010 2:17:47 PM

yay cheap 5000 series cards :D  maybe i wouldn't mind crossfiring a few s70's if the price is right, was planning on xfiring 460's but if the price is right i'll do 5 or even 6 series cards
September 8, 2010 2:19:47 PM

I'm running dual 5770's so the biggest thing I take away from this is a price drop... and potentially a 3rd 5770 for my rig :) 
September 8, 2010 2:21:31 PM

I've been an ATi/Radeon fan for a while.

I was forced to get GeForce 470 GTX cuz at that time everything was out of stock and my old video card broke (and EVGA won't honor the warranty, asxwipes)

Now when this comes out, the 470 GTX will be on Ebay. :) 
September 8, 2010 2:21:47 PM

A nail in the coffin for nVidia
September 8, 2010 2:23:07 PM

A third 5770, doo you work for GE electric..?
September 8, 2010 2:23:33 PM

Maybe the 6000 generation wont' be such a leap forward, but small improvements in power, memory, or parallelism?
September 8, 2010 2:29:52 PM

Perhaps the 6000 series won't suffer such an extreme frame rate drop when playing DX11 games?
September 8, 2010 2:31:23 PM

back_by_demandA nail in the coffin for nVidia


Perhaps we should wait until benchmarks and reviews are posted?
September 8, 2010 2:32:01 PM

... time goes by so fast... it seems just yesterday i got my HD5870... clocked it to GPU @ 1Ghz MEM @ 5000Mhz... and in a point in time it will be yesterday...
September 8, 2010 2:38:40 PM

Can't wait to hear the pricing for the 6000 series. Hopefully it'll take the 5000 series prices down a peg.
September 8, 2010 2:46:36 PM

I usually purchase cards every 2nd generation. my latest is 4870....assuming there is some decent games out there this fall...I might buy it, but not anticipating anything.
September 8, 2010 2:47:46 PM

I'm still enjoying my 4870, thank you very much. Getting it for $100 used was the best decision I ever made.
Anonymous
September 8, 2010 2:49:20 PM

i have a 5770,do not plan on upgrading for at least a couple of years
September 8, 2010 2:50:33 PM

Hell, 10-20$ off another Sapphire 5770 and I'll buy it without any regrets.
Honestly though, the 6 series may be coming out at an earlier date than most people would expect, especially Nvidia. I wouldn't be surprised if the 6 series is selled as, "The newest dx11.1 technology! See where dx11.1 performs extremely better than dx11." Then it ends up giving a 10% increase over the previous cards for 20-100$ more than what the 5 series started at.
September 8, 2010 2:53:51 PM

i'm gonna skip the 6000 gen just cuz i just got a 5970 a couple mths ago, so i'm gonna have to hold off until 7000 or maybe even 8000, depends on how it hold up for the next 2 years with all the new games coming down the pipe.
September 8, 2010 3:00:13 PM

As long as Nvidia continues to suffer, I will be upgrading from dual gtx 280's to the 6780
September 8, 2010 3:02:58 PM

p4nz3rm4dfake...or really cool...but y did they need to create a new series soo soon?

So soon?
It's been nearly 1 year since ATI released the 5000 series, just because nvidia is late doesn't mean ATI have to wait for them.
September 8, 2010 3:09:35 PM

I might just pass up this round after just buying a GTX 460 and my ATI cards are good enough for casual use any way. A cheap 3870 that saved me a little bit on electric when I had upgraded from a x1900xt.
Anonymous
September 8, 2010 3:10:50 PM

NVidia is the best!! AMD must figure out tessalation before I would even consider switching.
September 8, 2010 3:15:05 PM

plz better crossfire, thats all I need from this series crossfire scaling like SLI scaling, that would be just awesome
a b À AMD
September 8, 2010 3:25:31 PM

back_by_demand said:
A nail in the coffin for nVidia


I remember a couple of rabid ATi fans saying similar things when Eyefinity was announced and now it seems that Nvidias 3 screen solution has better framerates and doesn't require the messing about with expensive dongles that may or may not work.
September 8, 2010 3:26:10 PM

I want shots of the boxes, like with the 480 xDD
September 8, 2010 3:30:04 PM

R.I.P. Nvidia. It has only been a few months since Fermi launched to compete with the 5800 line...

Definitely looking forward to another 5770 for crossfire. The holidays are going to be very nice for AMD.
September 8, 2010 3:30:27 PM

why is it that 95% of all news on tomshardware is ALWAYS 1-3 days old... used to be one of the best places for news, not it's pretty much the worst place for it
September 8, 2010 3:37:42 PM

i'm waiting for this. we might actually see the "+" sign again on nvidia hardware if this 6000s are good.

gtx460+ is pretty feasible.

and to the dude that said they careated a new series so soon.. dude, its more than a year since the 5000s went live. thats equivalent to 1 decade in a tech timeline.
September 8, 2010 3:40:39 PM

mousemonkeyI remember a couple of rabid ATi fans saying similar things when Eyefinity was announced and now it seems that Nvidias 3 screen solution has better framerates and doesn't require the messing about with expensive dongles that may or may not work.


Yes and you forgot that Nvidia's 3 screen solution needs 2 cards to work right?
Anonymous
September 8, 2010 3:43:57 PM

"but y did they need to create a new series soo soon?"

Over the last year, with HD5xxx, market share for discrete GPUs has
gone from roughly 60:40 in favor of NVidia to about 50:50. That's
good for AMD, but obviously they'd like to push it further, to 40:60
or 30:70. And better products can help make that happen. Doubtless
AMD wouldn't feel compelled to move so quickly and aggressively if they
already had dominant market share, but they don't.

Also, AMD has been constrained by supply from TSMC's 40nm fabs - they
could sell more GPUs and make more revenue if they could get more
wafers and/or higher yields through TSMC. I would suspect that one
goal for the HD6xxx parts is to get more dollars of revenue per wafer,
partly by the shader and uncore improvements which should give higher
performance per square mm, and partly by tuning the designs for
higher yield, in the light of experience with the 40nm process.
September 8, 2010 3:49:12 PM

I'm waiting for price drops on 5xxx and GTX4xx series!:D 
September 8, 2010 3:51:23 PM

Geek porn!
September 8, 2010 3:53:04 PM

mousemonkeyI remember a couple of rabid ATi fans saying similar things when Eyefinity was announced and now it seems that Nvidias 3 screen solution has better framerates and doesn't require the messing about with expensive dongles that may or may not work.

Except that you need a much more expensive (I am not mentioning power hungry) second graphics card.
September 8, 2010 3:54:54 PM

Kind of odd AMD is releasing the 6700's first. I guess their 5800's sales are high and they don't want to release the 6800's until Xmas.
September 8, 2010 3:55:18 PM

willgartThere is a big competition. They have to deliver new products and better performance. So its normal to have a new serie. and its not so soon...I want to see the impact on the current 5000 serie price

Yep. Actually, this is the way it is meant to be played.
For nVidia, I would replace it by "Delayed". :lol: 
September 8, 2010 3:55:29 PM

*Drools in pants*

Anyone have a few towels on hand?
September 8, 2010 4:02:57 PM

I've had a 3870x2, a 4870x2, and now a 5970. I'll think I'll be skipping this series and waiting for the dual 7000 card.
September 8, 2010 4:09:22 PM

a 6xxx series might be a good jump for those using 4xxx and older

now... I find it curious that AMD would be going first for the 5770 and 5750 range instead of going to the throat again (58xx range)... they want to have a comeback if nvidia shoots a nice one on that range later on?
a b À AMD
September 8, 2010 4:10:13 PM

bobdozer said:
Yes and you forgot that Nvidia's 3 screen solution needs 2 cards to work right?

So you were the one who gave the thumbs down. :lol:  And no, I didn't forget but after seeing the numbers it's quite obvious that a single card cannot run three screens at decent framerates with all details turned up and a single card still needs a dongle or a DP enabled monitor whereas the Nv solution just requires SLi (which I for one would use anyway in a gaming rig).
September 8, 2010 4:17:29 PM

ezodagromSo soon?It's been nearly 1 year since ATI released the 5000 series, just because nvidia is late doesn't mean ATI have to wait for them.


I agree, nvidia has a lot of catching up to do here. i'm really curious to see how this will play out.
a b À AMD
September 8, 2010 4:22:31 PM

bv90andyyou mean AMD, ATI is dead, remember? /_\My 5750 works great with most games, I think I'm skipping this step.


ATI shall never die.

:p 

But I am waiting to see the performance improvements in games. Maybe it will give 50%, maybe 100%. Maybe 10%. I hope they have a review soon.
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