Sunday, December 31st 2006

Early AMD ATI R600 Specs, Benchmarks Leaked

Newly created site Level 505 has leaked benchmarks and specifications of AMD’s upcoming ATI R600 graphics processor expected in January 2007. Some of ATI's R600 preliminary specifications are: 64 4-Way SIMD Unified Shaders, 128 Shader Operations/Cycle, 512 bit Memory Controller, full 32 bit per chip connection, GDDR3 at 900 MHz clock speed (January)- total bandwidth 115 GB/s, GDDR4 at 1.1 GHz clock speed (March, revised edition)- total bandwidth 140 GB/s, consumer memory support 1024 MB, DX10 full compatibility with draft DX10.1 vendor-specific cap removal (unified programming), 230W TDP PCI-SIG compliant, CrossFire support. Click here to read all twelve pages of the article posted on Level 505.Source: DailyTech
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57 Comments on Early AMD ATI R600 Specs, Benchmarks Leaked

#2
xvi
I saw!! It looks beautiful! I nearly cried.

:respect: ATi :respect:
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#3
DaJMasta
While they're impressive.......... that TDP is depressing.
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#4
Zubasa
The R600 is made to exceed the G80 in all ways, including power consumption :roll:
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#5
Atech
So ... does it come with a free fission plant?
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#6
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
230watts :roll:
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#7
RickyG512
they should of done the 3d marks in default settings so we can compare our scores and with scores of other cards
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#8
EviLZeD
seems like its gna be better tan the 8800gtx :D
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#9

If these are real benches (and I await proof) then my 8800GTX may well find itself ebayed, and replaced with the R600 or nVidia's refresher...
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xvi
by: v-zero
If these are real benches (and I await proof) then my 8800GTX may well find itself ebayed, and replaced with the R600 or nVidia's refresher...
You, my friend, have too much money. I'll be waiting on eBay. :laugh:

Edit: Actually, scratch that. I would be waiting on eBay, but I'm a hopeless ATi fanboy. (x850 XT AGP FTW!)
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by: xvi
You, my friend, have too much money. I'll be waiting on eBay. :laugh:)
I dont actually, I just have a pleasant disposable income and a craving for graphics cards. :roll:
#12
xvi
by: v-zero
I dont actually, I just have a pleasant disposable income and a craving for graphics cards. :roll:
Me too, except the former of the two. :P
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#13
RickyG512
by: EviLZeD
seems like its gna be better tan the 8800gtx :D
of course
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#14
Steevo
According to ATI's new engineer it's power consumption is just fine.
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#15
jocksteeluk
this AMD card looks better but you have to remember all of the cards based on these chips will from now be entirely diffrent (appart from the GPU) due to AMD remove the design restraints, i can see the market getting flooded with a lot of idiot verison being made with this chip. As impressive as the specs for the r600 chip are for a company whos selling point was selling point WAS energy efficientcy 230watts for a GPU is obsurd.
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#16
EastCoasthandle
If those scores are true its very un-impressive in my book. Call it "too much hype" if you want but we are back to the see-saw battle from ATI vs Nvidia that we know all too well. 10 FPS here 5 FPS there, it's very un-inspiring and past old! If this turns out to be true, I'll pass big time on this gen, not worth the money for a few FPS difference from x1900 or x1950 series in my book!!! I am not in the habit of spending $500+ for a video card that only gives you 1 step up in performance from one series to the next, it's absurd!
230WATTS!!! HELLO?????
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#17
jocksteeluk
the one good thing i can see coming out of this is all the people who wasted their money buying the 8800 on release may now find the 8800 is reduced to the nvidia middle spec card so people who havent wasted their money could possibly be in for a bargain
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#18
zekrahminator
McLovin
by: malware
230W TDP
Dude the prescotts didn't get that hot :twitch:.

Edit:
From what I heard, we won't have to worry about plugging that monster into our power supplies. It would probably require a motherboard connection where the PCI Express connector should be :p. Instead, it'll have an external power brick, and probably require it's own circuit :p. On a more serious note though, The FPS difference at this point is minimal (bad), it outputs WAY more heat then the G80 (awful), is probably going to be more expensive than the G80 (terrible), and uses more electricity than my main computer (disgusting). R600 will not have a welcome mat to my rig, I'll take midrange DX10 when it comes out.
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#19
Zubasa
I better wait for R670 or what ever that gona be.
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#20
XooM
sounds like a monster of a stream processor though... :)
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#21
OneCool
* Processor: Intel Kentsfield Core 2 Extreme QX6700 (Quad Core) 2.66 GHz, overclocked to 3.2GHz
* RAM: OCZ Titanium 2048 MB (2×1GB) DDR2-800 PC2-6400 Dual Channel
* Motherboard: EVGA 122-CK-NF68-AR LGA 775 (Socket T) nVidia nForce 680
* Harddrive: 2x Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3500641AS 500 GB @ 7200 RPM, SATA 3.0 Gb/s on RAID 0
* Dedicated Sound: Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Platinum
Funny they dont mention what PSU there using?
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#22
Greek
to be honest looking at those benches not very impressed at all, the r600 only beating the 8800GTX by a small margin, i expected a lot more performance from the R600, although the drivers are in beta and it doesnt show the true performance still not very convinving.

if any of you are thinking of buying a dx10 card i wouldn't buy one now, beucase this is new technology and it's gonna take time to settle in and make one perfect product, i think in the summer of 07 would probaly be the best time to upgrade, hopefully better cards out by then and game that actually do support DX10!!

thats just my opinion i no many ppl here will disagree but every1's free to their thoughts.

any1 know the price tag on the R600 yet?
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#23
xvi
by: Greek
to be honest looking at those benches not very impressed at all, the r600 only beating the 8800GTX by a small margin, i expected a lot more performance from the R600, although the drivers are in beta and it doesnt show the true performance still not very convinving.

any1 know the price tag on the R600 yet?
Performance was anywhere from 8% to 42% more than the 8800GTX, if I remember right. That's pretty good if you ask me.

It will be priced the same as the 8800GTX.
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#24
Greek
by: xvi
Performance was anywhere from 8% to 42% more than the 8800GTX, if I remember right. That's pretty good if you ask me.

It will be priced the same as the 8800GTX.
well fps wasnt much sometimes maybe 12 or 18 more in some games. not rele worth waiting for if thats the only thing u gonna see
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#25
xvi
by: Greek
well fps wasnt much sometimes maybe 12 or 18 more in some games. not rele worth waiting for if thats the only thing u gonna see
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by: XVI
Performance was anywhere from 8% to 42% more than the 8800GTX..
Yes. Very good. Both numbers, 12 and 18, are between 8 and 42!
Like I said, you're going to see anything as low as 8% better and as high as 42% better. And yes, it's not always going to beat the 8800GTX (code optimization, anyone?), but considering that the R600 is reported to be shorter, a better performer, cooler, and the same price as the 8800GTX... I'll take the ATi, thank you very much.

Edit: It's not worth giving up a quarter's tuition, mind you. I personally won't be buying one on the grounds that I'm a starving college student.
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