Report: AMD Launching Radeon HD 6000 Oct. 18

AMD will be launching its new generation of GPUs soon enough – that much was never in question. What's been secretive is when. Reports are now coming that the official launch will happen on or around October 18.

Nordic Hardware's sources claim that AMD will be launching the Radeon HD on October 18 (or October 19, depending on time zone) with the following specifications:

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The Radeon HD 6870 will supposedly be a complete reference product that vendors will simply brand themselves with flashy stickers and fierce sounding names.  On the other hand, the Radeon HD 6850 will be open for OEMs to customize their designs with layout changes and fancy cooling solutions.

Remember that this is still unofficial and AMD isn't providing any comment.

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  • stm1185
    Is that chart right? Should'nt it say 6750, 6770. That cant be right.
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  • ares1214
    Charts pretty fake...atleast from what i can tell. At the place they got it from, it lists the 5770 with 256 bit...if they cant get current gen specs right, how can they get future gen? Also, if 960 shaders is equivalent to or above 1440 shaders on cypress, then 1920 shaders on Cayman would be WAY too powerful. Math just doesnt add up IMO...
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  • dj1001
    Chart is wrong
    should be 6750 for Barts pro
    and 6770 for Barts XT
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  • stm1185
    Is that chart right? Should'nt it say 6750, 6770. That cant be right.
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  • karma831
    It would really suck if they actually do change up the naming scheme of their lineup.
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  • ares1214
    Charts pretty fake...atleast from what i can tell. At the place they got it from, it lists the 5770 with 256 bit...if they cant get current gen specs right, how can they get future gen? Also, if 960 shaders is equivalent to or above 1440 shaders on cypress, then 1920 shaders on Cayman would be WAY too powerful. Math just doesnt add up IMO...
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