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Supposed AMD Radeon HD 8970 XT Photographed

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a b U Graphics card
June 12, 2013 7:15:32 AM

True, spec sheet is reasonable. Not sure they'd call it the 8970 XT though, just the 8970.
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a b U Graphics card
June 12, 2013 7:29:50 AM

Not really that much of an improvement if these specs are accurate.
Hard to believe they would spend all the time engineering and validating a new chip for such a minor bump.
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a b U Graphics card
June 12, 2013 8:05:27 AM

I am surprised at the level of improvement over the 7970--only about a 14% increase in processors--seems pretty modest to me. Saving the big guns for the 9XXX series?
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June 12, 2013 8:10:47 AM

Yay! 8970 news lets hope its false lol
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June 12, 2013 8:22:58 AM

The non-centered coolers are bothering me lol.
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June 12, 2013 8:23:00 AM

The non-centered coolers are bothering me lol.
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June 12, 2013 9:06:41 AM

There could be IPC improvements that we can't see on paper. But realistically, this is all speculation anyways at this point. Lets not get excited over something that was spewed out of 4chan.
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June 12, 2013 9:33:18 AM

Seriously?!?
Tom's is reporting on rumors from 4chan!
May as well just guess!!
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a b U Graphics card
a b À AMD
June 12, 2013 9:47:15 AM

If this holds true then, sadly, AMD won't have a GTX 780 competitor.
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June 12, 2013 10:31:36 AM

Kamen_BG said:
If this holds true then, sadly, AMD won't have a GTX 780 competitor.


If this is true, 12.5% more SP's, TMU's, 50% more ROP's and a higher clock won't be competitive? Won't these increase performance by ~25-35%, which would make it a direct competitor....?
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June 12, 2013 10:39:05 AM

LOL 4chan. :p 
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June 12, 2013 10:40:33 AM

yes but it will murder GTX770 instead.
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June 12, 2013 11:33:44 AM

Hmmm... If I remember correctly, the next AMD GPU should have been made with next manufacturing proses and so using smaller production node... Is the TSMC late again... or is this bogus? The idea was to keep the chip at the same size and then increase transistors. Now they are going to make a bigger chip. Not very AMD like thing to do...
Salt and pepper from here...
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June 12, 2013 11:55:42 AM

I think AMD cards have been far too ROP limited for too long now. If this was indeed true, it could reveal performance that they've left untapped, especially with the high-end cards.
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a c 166 U Graphics card
a c 137 À AMD
June 12, 2013 12:21:43 PM

210W - 250W. Seems like AMD, lets hope they can keep the 210 thermal ceiling for once in their lives. We really don't need the cards to get any hotter.
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June 12, 2013 12:55:16 PM

ojas said:
True, spec sheet is reasonable. Not sure they'd call it the 8970 XT though, just the 8970.


My guess about XT thing in name is that it's due to the fact that HD 8xxx was announced to be re-badgeing of 7xxx series, thus 8970 sans-XT will be old 7970.
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a b U Graphics card
June 12, 2013 12:59:55 PM

Should compete nicely with the GTX 780
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June 12, 2013 1:53:11 PM

Nice, if they release this in 2-3 months we'll have a nice price drop on the 780 (if the 8970 can keep up). Then we'll just have to wait for Maxwell.
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June 12, 2013 1:53:27 PM

Nice, if they release this in 2-3 months we'll have a nice price drop on the 780 (if the 8970 can keep up). Then we'll just have to wait for Maxwell.
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a b U Graphics card
June 12, 2013 2:29:27 PM

I think AMD will get the jump on Mawell with its Volcanic Island
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June 12, 2013 5:34:24 PM

XT? Would be interesting if they brought back those titles. XT, XTX, Pro and such. (Nvidia did something similar when they brought back their 'Ti' suffix.)
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June 12, 2013 6:16:18 PM

I have my doubts these are the real specs, just as I doubt that image. Stream Processor counts haven't changed like that ever. It's gone: 320, 320, 800, 1600, 1536(likely why the 6k series failed), and finally the obvious 2048. An insignificant increase of 256 (1/8th) wouldn't amount to more than directly competing with the GTX780 point for point in benchmarks and that's performance the 7970GE can get with overclocking. Top it off with the fact that a binned 7970GE overclocked to it's limit can almost match the GTX780 already and that's considering the GTX780 overclocks automatically to it's thermal limit. So yeah, I'll reserve judgement until I actually see the official release and it's official specs. Any reputable reviewer wouldn't break NDA just to leak images and specs, they risk losing their vendor support if they do. Call me when the NDA lifts and official information is available.
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June 12, 2013 6:23:06 PM

Videocard PORN!
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a b U Graphics card
June 12, 2013 6:26:56 PM

Shouldn't 8xxx series be OEM only and AMD jumps on 9xxx series for retail?
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a b U Graphics card
June 12, 2013 8:14:20 PM

blubbey said:
Kamen_BG said:
If this holds true then, sadly, AMD won't have a GTX 780 competitor.


If this is true, 12.5% more SP's, TMU's, 50% more ROP's and a higher clock won't be competitive? Won't these increase performance by ~25-35%, which would make it a direct competitor....?


Who the heck really knows? It is a new architecture it could be better than ~25-35% but I doubt it will be worse than 25% as it would be pointless. We will all have to wait and see. At least its coming this year thanks to Nvidia.
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June 13, 2013 12:30:54 AM

Does the existence of this product mean slower release of 9000 series Volcanic Islands?
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June 13, 2013 1:23:03 AM

If this is how it is going to go, and there isn't much of a increase, I might have to get another HD 7850 and crossfire, and make use of what I already have. If they scale correctly I should get more than HD 7970 performance, even more with overclock :) 
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June 13, 2013 1:24:11 AM

Just seen it is the 8xxx series, hopefully they are saving the big guns for the 9xxx series, like one of the other posters have said :) 
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a b U Graphics card
June 13, 2013 6:59:09 AM

Tech news from 4chan... are you effin' kidding me
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June 13, 2013 7:11:01 AM

its a refresh for the 7970 nothing special
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a c 166 U Graphics card
a c 137 À AMD
June 13, 2013 7:28:26 AM

hardcore_player said:
its a refresh for the 7970 nothing special


No its not? That is not even possible if these specs are true...


http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7970-benc...

Since nothing is disabled in the original HD7970 design, there is no possible way to increase ALU's/cores...

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June 14, 2013 11:44:33 AM

To me these spec's feel like what was rumored as just the "re-spin" on Tahiti back in the summer of 2012 basically what a Bonaire was to Cape Verde. Now while such revisions provided good perf/watt in a 7790, I think it didn't scale like that in the large chips. And why there's that like a 20% jump shown in the TDP for the 8970. I think AMD shelved Curacao and went for a 20Nm process part. They had time and could then truly compete with a GK100 as the GTX780, Titan they won’t fret over. I think they'll get 3 variants from the 20Nm wafer, while then re-spin the Pitcairn parts on 28Nm which had probably shown acceptable perf/watt. They can squeeze the GTX770 with a 28Nm part that spars and a faster 20Nm (LE) part, while a XT iteration get right up on the 780, but at a much lower price.
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June 14, 2013 5:58:33 PM

i leave /g/ for a couple of days and those days just happen to coincide with something not entirely inane being posted

god dammit
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