AMD Radeon HD 9970 Specifications Speculations

Some new information has been leaked regarding AMD's HD 9970 GPU, the flagship part of the Volcanic Island series. According to Softpedia, the lineup of 9000-series GPUs will still launch this year.

The information revealed is that the Volcanic Islands GPUs will be baked on a 20 nm lithography and be designed to have Gate-Last transistors.

Specifications for the HD 9970 include 4096 stream processors, four geometry engines, 256 TMUs, 16 serial processing units, and 64 ROPs. Memory will be driven through a 512-bit memory bus, and GDDR5 memory.

While there has been no official word, it appears that the HD 8000 series GPUs will be skipped entirely for desktops.

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  • Matsushima
    Great to hear that it will be released sometime in 2013. I hope they will not rebadge the low-end (6450>7450/7470 6570>7570 5450>7350 6670>7670) models this time.
  • sarinaide
    Twice the HD7970's resources on a more efficient node, then a whole lot of serial processors to go with it.
    Shut up and take my money.
  • wanderer11
    Does this mean 8xxx will only be rebranded for OEMs?