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AMD Radeon HD 6000-series GPU Shots Leaked

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.)

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • p4nz3rm4d
    fake...or really cool...
    but y did they need to create a new series soo soon?
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  • zaixionito
    Holy cow! These are awesome, and ATI already wins in some things!

    GO ATI!
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  • angelo621
    more...
    more...
    more...
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  • insider3
    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
    Wow...that seemed quick. Maybe it's just me getting older faster :)
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  • willgart
    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
    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
    I want numbers, not photos ... The Killer NIC M1 looks better and I still don't want one.
    Reply
  • vulcan900
    {Just an Assumption}..Radeon 6780 looks as big as 5970.
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  • vulcan900
    vulcan900{Just an Assumption}..Radeon 6780 looks as big as 5970.
    Correction: "Radeon 6870 looks as big as 5970"
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