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"Leaked" Radeon 8950, 8970, and 8990 specs.

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December 6, 2012 2:32:38 AM

Would have liked to see the GPU die size...

But that looks off anyway. It would have been more believable if the HD8950 had a faster clock, not the same...
December 6, 2012 2:49:54 AM

Q4 2012? They only have 26days to pull this off....
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December 6, 2012 3:12:03 AM



The Radeon 7990 already has 6 or 12GB of memory (3 or 6GB per GPU), so its memory capacity is possible and not unlikely, assuming that AMD stuck with a 384 bit memory bus. The FLOPS numbers are also possible. Like Novuake, I draw the line at the 8950's frequency. It'd perform almost exactly as well as the 8970 if it had the same frequency and such a small core count/texture unit/etc. difference and memory bandwidth difference.
December 6, 2012 3:26:04 AM

blazorthon said:
The Radeon 7990 already has 6 or 12GB of memory (3 or 6GB per GPU), so its memory capacity is possible and not unlikely, assuming that AMD stuck with a 384 bit memory bus. The FLOPS numbers are also possible. Like Novuake, I draw the line at the 8950's frequency. It'd perform almost exactly as well as the 8970 if it had the same frequency and such a small core count/texture unit/etc. difference and memory bandwidth difference.


Yeah it would be a worse issue than the early HD6950s ability to BIOS flash to HD6970... This time you would just need a slight OC...
December 6, 2012 3:29:35 AM

Novuake said:
Yeah it would be a worse issue than the early HD6950s ability to BIOS flash to HD6970... This time you would just need a slight OC...


Current 7950s already just need an overclock to compete with 7970s (most 7970s and 7950s hit the same overclock performance range)... If the 89xx cards are that similar, then there might be no distinguishing between the two at all if they get similar coolers again regardless of whether or not you overclock. That'd be good for buyers, but probably bad for AMD.
December 6, 2012 3:33:58 AM

blazorthon said:
Current 7950s already just need an overclock to compete with 7970s (most 7970s and 7950s hit the same overclock performance range)... If the 89xx cards are that similar, then there might be no distinguishing between the two at all if they get similar coolers again regardless of whether or not you overclock. That'd be good for buyers, but probably bad for AMD.


You still need a "substantial" OC to reach the HD7970 GHz Edition though.

Anyway, yes VERY bad for AMD, they are already struggling with APU stock not being sold. We do not watn that problem in the GPU department too...

A rampant Nvidia is a VEEERYYY bad idea... Probably worse than a rampant Intel...
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