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AMD Radeon HD 6850 and 6870 Video Card Preview

Postby Apoptosis » Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:02 pm

Today, we have the ability to tell you the product names of the AMD Radeon HD 6800 series, show you the photos of the AMD Radeon 6800 series cards and give you a peak at an upcoming demo AMD made called Mecha Rampage. Be sure to read on to see a sneak peak of the Radeon HD 6850 and Radeon HD 6870 video cards that we will be reviewing in-depth later this week!

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Today, we have the ability to tell you the product names of the AMD Radeon HD 6800 series only, show you the photos of the AMD Radeon 6800 series cards and give you a peak at an upcoming demo AMD made called Mecha Rampage. Since we have already told you the product names, we'll skip right to the pictures and let you take a sneak peak of the cards that we will be reviewing in-depth later this week.



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Re: AMD Radeon HD 6850 and 6870 Video Card Preview

Postby Digital Puppy » Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:47 pm

Nice one!

Can't wait to see if I need to upgrade my 5870. [-o<
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Re: AMD Radeon HD 6850 and 6870 Video Card Preview

Postby lordvic » Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:30 am

Yay! Can't wait for the Reviews! :)
Wanna see the differences between the 6800 series VS. the 5700, & 5800 series.

Any idea when does the HD 6900 series come? In December or earlier by any chance? :-k
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Re: AMD Radeon HD 6850 and 6870 Video Card Preview

Postby JGarcia » Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:26 am

Ready to upgraded my 5770. Also cant wait for the side by side comparisons from Legit Reviews.
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Re: AMD Radeon HD 6850 and 6870 Video Card Preview

Postby skier » Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:35 am

well the cat is out of the bag!
VR-Zone wrote:Official press slides pertaining to the Radeon HD 6800 series has been leaked on Chiphell. The slides reveal the specifications and features of the Radeon HD 6850/6870. The Radeon HD 6800 cards are based on Barts, with 1.7 billion transistors an a die size of 255 mm2. It features a tweaked architecture with a reconfigured core (details are not given), improved tessellation and IQ features. The refined architecture provides over 35% better performance/mm2. The HD 6870, based on Barts XT, features all 14 SIMD engines enabled with 1120 SP and 56 TMU, 32 ROP, clocked at 900 MHz. 4.2 GHz 1GB GDDR5 over 256-bit leads to a memory bandwidth of 134 GB/s. Dual-6 pin PCI-e connectors power the card, with a TDP of 151W. The idle power is an impressive 19W. The HD 6870 is aimed at the GTX 460 1 GB, which it comfortably outperforms by an average of 20%-30% according to AMD's internal testing.

The Radeon HD 6850 is Barts PRO. It features 12 SIMD engines - 960 SP and 48 TMU. It retains the full 32 ROPs and 256-bit memory, but is clocked at 775 MHz. Featuring a single PCIe power connector, the TDP is a reasonable 127W, and idle power is 19W. The HD 6850 is targeted at the GTX 460 768 MB and handily wipes the floor with it with an average improvement of over 30%. Of course, these are AMD's internal testing, and the real world numbers could be different, especially in lower resolutions/IQ where the GTX 460's 768 MB buffer is not a bottleneck. Still, these are huge deltas.

Looking forward, three more HD 6000 series cards will release in Q4 2010 - HD 6950, HD 6970 and HD 6990. The HD 6950 and HD 6970 will be the fastest single-GPU cards, and performance is expected to be between the GTX 480 and HD 5970. The HD 6990 will be the flagship card, playing in its own segment, much like the HD 5970 has been. The ATI HD 5700 series will continue to co-exist till more HD 6000 series derivatives (Turks & Caicos) are released in early 2011.

The prices for the HD 6850 is expected to be ~$180, with the HD 6870 at ~$250. The October 22nd launch is expected to be a hard launch, though there is likely to be limited availability if the demand is high, which is very likely, as the HD 6800 series brings a new level of price/performance.


also:
6990=5970 counterpart
6970=5870
6950=5850
these flagship cards are projected to be released in Q4 this year, with lower end <5700 replacement cards coming in early 2011


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so we're looking at less stream processors for quite a bit more power!
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Re: AMD Radeon HD 6850 and 6870 Video Card Preview

Postby Apoptosis » Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:35 am

i hate NDA breaks...
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Re: AMD Radeon HD 6850 and 6870 Video Card Preview

Postby skier » Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:57 am

Apoptosis wrote:i hate NDA breaks...


it's always from another continent too :\

surprised it wasn't haise.de this time tho :lol:
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Re: AMD Radeon HD 6850 and 6870 Video Card Preview

Postby lordvic » Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:28 pm

skier wrote:well the cat is out of the bag!
VR-Zone wrote:Official press slides pertaining to the Radeon HD 6800 series has been leaked on Chiphell. The slides reveal the specifications and features of the Radeon HD 6850/6870. The Radeon HD 6800 cards are based on Barts, with 1.7 billion transistors an a die size of 255 mm2. It features a tweaked architecture with a reconfigured core (details are not given), improved tessellation and IQ features. The refined architecture provides over 35% better performance/mm2. The HD 6870, based on Barts XT, features all 14 SIMD engines enabled with 1120 SP and 56 TMU, 32 ROP, clocked at 900 MHz. 4.2 GHz 1GB GDDR5 over 256-bit leads to a memory bandwidth of 134 GB/s. Dual-6 pin PCI-e connectors power the card, with a TDP of 151W. The idle power is an impressive 19W. The HD 6870 is aimed at the GTX 460 1 GB, which it comfortably outperforms by an average of 20%-30% according to AMD's internal testing.

The Radeon HD 6850 is Barts PRO. It features 12 SIMD engines - 960 SP and 48 TMU. It retains the full 32 ROPs and 256-bit memory, but is clocked at 775 MHz. Featuring a single PCIe power connector, the TDP is a reasonable 127W, and idle power is 19W. The HD 6850 is targeted at the GTX 460 768 MB and handily wipes the floor with it with an average improvement of over 30%. Of course, these are AMD's internal testing, and the real world numbers could be different, especially in lower resolutions/IQ where the GTX 460's 768 MB buffer is not a bottleneck. Still, these are huge deltas.

Looking forward, three more HD 6000 series cards will release in Q4 2010 - HD 6950, HD 6970 and HD 6990. The HD 6950 and HD 6970 will be the fastest single-GPU cards, and performance is expected to be between the GTX 480 and HD 5970. The HD 6990 will be the flagship card, playing in its own segment, much like the HD 5970 has been. The ATI HD 5700 series will continue to co-exist till more HD 6000 series derivatives (Turks & Caicos) are released in early 2011.

The prices for the HD 6850 is expected to be ~$180, with the HD 6870 at ~$250. The October 22nd launch is expected to be a hard launch, though there is likely to be limited availability if the demand is high, which is very likely, as the HD 6800 series brings a new level of price/performance.


also:
6990=5970 counterpart
6970=5870
6950=5850
these flagship cards are projected to be released in Q4 this year, with lower end <5700 replacement cards coming in early 2011

so we're looking at less stream processors for quite a bit more power!
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Thanks for the info! Very useful.
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