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AMD Radeon HD 6000-series GPU Shots Leaked

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The first peek at the next-generation AMD graphics offerings.

AMD will be back on the GPU offensive this fall with new offerings. According to DigiTimes, Radeon HD 6000-series will launch first with the HD 6700, which will replace the market currently occupied by the Radeon HD 5770 and 5750.

While AMD's exact launch plans are still unknown, today we get to see some supposed leaks thanks to Chinese source Chiphell. Posted on the forums are pictures of Cayman and Caicos engineering samples, which are believed to be the "Cayman XT" Radeon HD 6870.

The other card is presumably Caicos, which could be part of the Radeon HD 6300 series for entry-level or HTPC. This example has 1GB DDR3 64-bit memory, with a core clocked at 650 MHz and memory at 800 MHz.

This is what the chip looks like, and it supposedly scores P17xx in 3D Mark Vantage, which compares to the P12xx to P13xx range on the HD 5450.

(Images from ChipHell via VR-Zone.)

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    insider3 , September 8, 2010 2:08 PM
    p4nz3rm4dfake...or really cool...but y did they need to create a new series soo soon?


    Because they can. No one is forced into buying anything they put it. It's called staying ahead of the competition, and they are doing a damn good job so far.
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    angelo621 , September 8, 2010 2:07 PM
    more...
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    bourgeoisdude , September 8, 2010 2:09 PM
    Wow...that seemed quick. Maybe it's just me getting older faster :) 
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    zaixionito , September 8, 2010 2:06 PM
    Holy cow! These are awesome, and ATI already wins in some things!

    GO ATI!
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    angelo621 , September 8, 2010 2:07 PM
    more...
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    insider3 , September 8, 2010 2:08 PM
    p4nz3rm4dfake...or really cool...but y did they need to create a new series soo soon?


    Because they can. No one is forced into buying anything they put it. It's called staying ahead of the competition, and they are doing a damn good job so far.
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    bourgeoisdude , September 8, 2010 2:09 PM
    Wow...that seemed quick. Maybe it's just me getting older faster :) 
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    willgart , September 8, 2010 2:09 PM
    p4nz3rm4dfake...or really cool...but y did they need to create a new series soo soon?

    There is a big competition. They have to deliver new products and better performance. So its normal to have a new serie. and its not so soon...

    I want to see the impact on the current 5000 serie price :) 
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    Bolbi , September 8, 2010 2:10 PM
    This is great for AMD. The sooner they get the 6000 series out the door, the longer they can hold the various "fastest" titles. As for me, though, I'm happy with my 5670. The 6000 series would have to be REALLY compelling to convince me to upgrade so soon.
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    Zenthar , September 8, 2010 2:10 PM
    I want numbers, not photos ... The Killer NIC M1 looks better and I still don't want one.
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    vulcan900 , September 8, 2010 2:14 PM
    {Just an Assumption}..Radeon 6780 looks as big as 5970.
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    vulcan900 , September 8, 2010 2:16 PM
    vulcan900{Just an Assumption}..Radeon 6780 looks as big as 5970.


    Correction: "Radeon 6870 looks as big as 5970"
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    bv90andy , September 8, 2010 2:17 PM
    zaixionitoHoly cow! These are awesome, and ATI already wins in some things!GO ATI!

    you mean AMD, ATI is dead, remember? /_\

    My 5750 works great with most games, I think I'm skipping this step.
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    g00fysmiley , September 8, 2010 2:17 PM
    yay cheap 5000 series cards :D  maybe i wouldn't mind crossfiring a few s70's if the price is right, was planning on xfiring 460's but if the price is right i'll do 5 or even 6 series cards
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    haramir , September 8, 2010 2:19 PM
    I'm running dual 5770's so the biggest thing I take away from this is a price drop... and potentially a 3rd 5770 for my rig :) 
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    chick0n , September 8, 2010 2:21 PM
    I've been an ATi/Radeon fan for a while.

    I was forced to get GeForce 470 GTX cuz at that time everything was out of stock and my old video card broke (and EVGA won't honor the warranty, asxwipes)

    Now when this comes out, the 470 GTX will be on Ebay. :) 
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    back_by_demand , September 8, 2010 2:21 PM
    A nail in the coffin for nVidia
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    eyemaster , September 8, 2010 2:23 PM
    Maybe the 6000 generation wont' be such a leap forward, but small improvements in power, memory, or parallelism?
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    dark_lord69 , September 8, 2010 2:29 PM
    Perhaps the 6000 series won't suffer such an extreme frame rate drop when playing DX11 games?
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    barmaley , September 8, 2010 2:31 PM
    back_by_demandA nail in the coffin for nVidia


    Perhaps we should wait until benchmarks and reviews are posted?
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    DjEaZy , September 8, 2010 2:32 PM
    ... time goes by so fast... it seems just yesterday i got my HD5870... clocked it to GPU @ 1Ghz MEM @ 5000Mhz... and in a point in time it will be yesterday...
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