Specs and pictures of Radeon HD 6970 slip out

By Matthew ยท 36 replies
Nov 8, 2010
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  1. Pictures and specifications of the eagerly awaited Radeon HD 6970 have surfaced. On Friday, Chinese site Zol.com posted snapshots of AMD's upcoming graphics card, and while images of the reference product didn't reveal too much, Fudzilla published some hard numbers on Sunday courtesy of an anonymous insider.

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  2. edison5do

    edison5do TS Rookie Posts: 231

    More TSMC fabrication problems.. AMS should see what to do with tha freakin company, they dont get nothing in time, plus always putting defective CPUs and stuff on the streets!.

    It could even be a conpirancy..
  3. Ahmed90

    Ahmed90 TS Enthusiast Posts: 99   +10

    looks nice am sure 69xx will be a hit just like the 58xx if the price will be lower than gtx 5xx
  4. kazarm

    kazarm TS Rookie Posts: 29

    The most important thing is: will it be better than the GTX 580
  5. Cueto_99

    Cueto_99 TS Booster Posts: 248   +12

    Will those extra 16 rops be able to make a big difference against it's younger brother (6870)? I guess Amd will not compete against the gtx580 with Cayman, but with Antilles... And It is possible since AMD knows Nvidia can't make a dual-gpu card using the gtx580 die because of their monolithic designs and high TDP & power draw...
  6. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,713   +855

    I've seen some photos of the GTX580 floating around too. Looks like these cards are going to be released at damn near the exact same time. This is gonna be a hell of a fight between the two! :D
  7. KG363

    KG363 TS Guru Posts: 515   +9

    10% faster than gtx 480 hmmm

    the GTX 580 is claimed to be 20% faster than the GTX 480

    These aren't hard numbers, but if we believe the "insiders" it looks like the GTX 580 will be faster, but we'll see
  8. blimp01

    blimp01 TS Enthusiast Posts: 144

    im tired of this 10% 20% stuff, they need to make better cards!!!
  9. vangrat

    vangrat TS Rookie Posts: 223

    I have litterally been sitting on my hands waiting to see the war between the 580 and 6970...but with these numbers, it looks like the 580 has already won. However, I will reserve final judgement until I see the test comparisons. If these numbers are true, this will be a big disspointment for me. Not to mention that the TMSC need to pull their collective heads outta their posteriers.
  10. vangrat

    vangrat TS Rookie Posts: 223

    TSMC* I r splle goot
  11. bioflex

    bioflex TS Enthusiast Posts: 71

    well thats the most important part to me u know......all i want is a win from amd and we are cool.
  12. spyx

    spyx TS Rookie Posts: 57

    dude that thing looks like it was beaten up or something but still the way ot looks is awesome, i wonder if it will be trulty worth the cost set for it.....ill probably wait for some reviews
  13. UT66

    UT66 TS Rookie Posts: 143

    love it...more like, " courtesy of an anonymous viral marketer" XD anyway this car is not for me, to much power in every single way!
  14. UT66

    UT66 TS Rookie Posts: 143

    car-D- ...
  15. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    It's light playing over the protective film that's placed over the shroud- you can see where it's lifting quite plainly on the bottom left hand corner. I wouldn't worry about the retail cards looking "beaten up".
    Why do you care?
    You're going the AMD way win, lose or draw
    I doubt you're in the market for an enthusiast graphics card in any case. Enthusiasts by their nature look for the best performance they can get allied with the feature set they want. Enthusiasts generally couldn't give a rats a*s who makes their hardware so long as it performs as advertised.

    Let me guess...someone from nvidia touched you inappropriately as a child. Should we get the doll out and ask Dirk Meyer to sit in on the session?
  16. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    And nVidia is supposed to have yet another card out soon, a successor to the 580. Its like they keep throwing cards out to try and win the market competition over from the other brand. Its a heated battle, I'm gonna sit back and let these expensive cards become cheap. Then skip 'em all together for a mid-range latest gen card for its GTX580 power with a low TDP, long life span and cool temperatures.
  17. compu4

    compu4 TS Rookie Posts: 46

    Will we be able to buy it when it is released, or will we have to wait a year and endure a $200 price hike?
  18. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    I for one like the fact that these cards are going to duke it out but from my stand point two 6870's or two gtx 460's are still the way to go more performance for less money. Also at this time it seems that the current 5870's have dropped in price so if you want a great card grab the 5870 and wait for the 7k series to come out :)
  19. TeamworkGuy2

    TeamworkGuy2 TS Enthusiast Posts: 191

    I agree, new cards can come and old cards can go. I am interested in where the best mid-range performance lies.
  20. jurrasstoil

    jurrasstoil TS Rookie Posts: 27

    Love the "leaked" photos. Always look the same. "oh, it's from Ati, it has a cooler, a fan and a pcb - very interessting" :)

    only thing that worries me about all the highend cards is their increasing power consumption. Drawing almost 300watts is just plain wrong in my opinion.
  21. DSparil

    DSparil TS Rookie Posts: 35

    10%? They're just screwing us over. It's almost 2011 and 10% is the best thing they could do? Surely they have better things to offer than to have people upgrade from the Nvidia's 480 to their 6970.

    Oh wait... yes. They'll offer a 1% power consumption saving and a little noise reduction.

    Christ. No wonder pc gamers are moving on to consoles.
  22. Flannelwarrior

    Flannelwarrior TS Rookie Posts: 131

    Probably not - I think you tend to see the tiers of improvement are less and less for more and more money with the higher end products.

    I guess time will tell how this card performs against the new nVidia series...but I agree, 10% is the best improvement they can do? Or are the holding out on us?
  23. UT66

    UT66 TS Rookie Posts: 143

    lovely. but i bet its going to choke to death running DOOM 5
  24. phillai

    phillai TS Enthusiast Posts: 43   +6

    That looks massive!! I wonder how much that will cost as well...
  25. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,376   +168

    There's an error in the article. It compares to the 5870's 1600 SPU's and 80 TAU's but says it's the 6870 (which has 1120 SPU's and 56 TAU's).

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