Supposed AMD Radeon HD 8970 XT Photographed

A photograph and specification sheet of the unannounced AMD Radeon HD 8970 XT has surfaced on the one and only 4Chan (thus, everything below should be taken with a veritable bucket of salt). The card appears to feature a cut-down version of the Radeon HD 7990’s cooling design that curiously seems to have left between 1/4 and 1/3 uncovered by the two cooling fans.

Also evident from the photo are two CrossFireX goldfingers that will presumably allow up to four HD 8970 XTs to be connected simultaneously and an 8-pin and 6-pin power connector.


Radeon HD 7970

Radeon HD 8970 XT

Core Architecture

28 nm Tahiti XT

28 nm Curacao XT

Base Clock

925 MHz

1000 MHz

Stream Processors

2048

2304

Raster Operators

32

48

TMUS

128

144

Memory

3 GB GDDR5

3 GB GDDR5

Memory Bus

384-bit

384-bit

TDP

210 W

250 W

Launch Price

$549

$549

Though the photograph doesn’t show any obvious signs of fabrication and the specification sheet is certainly reasonable, 4Chan isn’t exactly the most reputable source. We will be waiting for an official confirmation before we give it further consideration.

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