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|
|Memory||3 GB GDDR5||3 GB GDDR5|
|TDP||210 W||250 W|
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.