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Report: AMD May Soon Launch Radeon HD 6930

According to Chinese site MyDrivers, AMD may be releasing a Radeon HD 6930 card, code-named Cayman CE, which will get 1280 stream processors and 80 texture units, down from 1408 and 88 on the Radeon HD 6950. The GPU clock will drop to 750 MHz and the memory will fall to 4800 MHz.

The board will be available with a 256-bit memory interface and a choice of 1 GB or 2 GB of GDDR5 memory. Expect the 6930 to be priced below $200.

In related news, Fudzilla also got its hands on the upcoming Radeon HD 7000 supposed pricing. The actual numbers should not be too surprising. The HD 7950 will apparently be debut with a target price of $449, while high-end HD 7970 cards should cost $549.

  • kcorp2003
    for Black Friday sales i could have gotten a HD6950 for under $200
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  • Pyree
    There is a big question mark on the necessity of this card. Surely the performance gap between a 6870 and 6950 can be filled by OCing the 6870.

    6870=2016 GFLOPS 6950=2253 GFLOPS
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  • de5_Roy
    i'd take a die-harvested cayman over a die-harvested fermi any day as long as the performance and power-performance efficiency are in line with the 68xx and 69xx cards and not like that 6790.
    however, i do suspect that amd might somehow screw up drivers for this card :P
    if it's priced under $200, it'll provide some serious horsepower for cheap gaming rigs.
    i'd love to see it compete against 6870 and gtx 560 and gtx 560 448 core.
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  • billybobser
    large oversized card, underpowered.

    If you have acres of space, and ample power, I guess this will give fps on a budget, at the cost of space/noise/heat/power.
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  • Zeh
    billybobserlarge oversized card, underpowered.If you have acres of space, and ample power, I guess this will give fps on a budget, at the cost of space/noise/heat/power.
    Do you actually believe in what you're saying?
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  • sixdegree
    I wonder who would want this, when 7000 series is around the corner.
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  • Zeh
    People who can't afford the high MSRP of the 7000 series will.

    It's a fact they'll charge more than they are worth, if you compare them against the 6000s, and we still ought to see how good the 7000 are.

    In the end, it all comes down to cost/performance ratio.
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  • tmk221
    PyreeThere is a big question mark on the necessity of this card. Surely the performance gap between a 6870 and 6950 can be filled by OCing the 6870.6870=2016 GFLOPS 6950=2253 GFLOPS
    It's not about necessity, but about cost effectiveness. It's probably gonna be hd6970 with some resources blocked. So it's basically recycling chips that dint't work as 6970 or 6950.
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  • darkstar845
    If those are the actual prices of the 7950 and 7970, I will just wait for the GTX 680/6xx to be released and see if those prices get any lower. I wish the 7970 would have a sale price of less than 450 dollars.
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  • cmartin011
    wasn't the 7000 series supposed to be launched today? please please please....
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