AMD held their financial analyst day yesterday and when we were going through the slides we noticed that they have officially announced that the Radeon HD 6900 series of video cards does exist. From what we can gather on the internet, AMD plans to launch the Radeon HD 6970 and HD 6950 together on November 29th.
Yea i have read that it would be interesting and certainly not something I considered as a possibility. I assume that would mean 6 schedulers and thus more ways of running differing thru put ? The 5 wide arangement was always under utilised right from the start and while each series has improved and tweaked it a new aproach like this could drastically improve performance numbers.
Is it just me or does anyone else find this totally ridiculous ? This is on a par with Starbucks saying you cant have a coffee as they have run out of milk.
"Oi steve we need more mofsets on line one"
"Ok just a minuite i'll go get some"
"Hey bert guess what"
"No guess go on youll love this one"
"Stop mucking about steve they will run out soon if we dont get those Mofsets on to the line"
"Thats just it bert that pillock jenkins forgot to order them"
I mean come on they started a run of production without the bits to actually build the cards in stock ?
Well that is what it stinks of JD.
ATI/AMD have always seemed to have performance there to tap with driver updates. The idea that they are pulling a driver update forward after what they have seen from the 580 will only get Nvidia doing likewise and trying to wring as much performance as they can out of the 580 before the AMD cards hit.
Let the driver wars begin.
I can confirm too that the HD 6900s are now officially delayed. For the detail, 1h prior to the GTX 580 launch, AMD called to reaffirm us that the launch would go as expected on the 22nd and to give us a date for the press samples. Glad to see that 48h after they suddenly realize that the HD 5800 are selling well and that the HD 5970 is faster than a board they didn’t expect to see on the market when they planned the Nov 22nd launch… http://forum.beyond3d.com/showpost.php?p=1492969&postco...
So, it appears as we thought