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

#1
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Thats a damn impressive card. When I first read it, I was gonna say, wait a second, Nvidia has 640 and 768 ring buses, but that is memory. 1 GIG of Video RAM? Absurd. 230 watts of power consumption, will need two tt video card power source things. Nice and all that but waaay expensive and waaaay power hungry
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#2
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: WarEagleAU
Thats a damn impressive card. When I first read it, I was gonna say, wait a second, Nvidia has 640 and 768 ring buses, but that is memory. 1 GIG of Video RAM? Absurd. 230 watts of power consumption, will need two tt video card power source things. Nice and all that but waaay expensive and waaaay power hungry
maybe the 230W is high you know like someone made a typo cause if its low god help us a 1kw psu wouldnt hold these cards happily
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#3
DaMulta
My stars went supernova
Update - Authenticity Of This Article

This article is authentic. Our R600 sample is an RTM sample used in the MS CERT process for driver validation (especially for Vista). We are not publishing pictures of the card itself right now, as the card contains major ID tags that we can not remove yet for source protection. We will add pictures of the card itself once we can remove these tags.



Update - Oblivion Benchmark is TSSAA/AAA quality


Due to upcoming questions regarding the frame rates on our Oblivion test: We ran the Oblivion Benchmark with activated TSSAA (Transparency Super Sampling Anti-Aliasing) on nVidia and AAA (Adaptive Anti-Aliasing) on the ATI cards because Oblivion profits substantially from these advanced AA modes.



Update - Site, Upcoming 2560×1600 Benchmark, Pictures


Happy new year! We are sorry that the site slowed down a bit. However, here are the great news: tomorrow we will be testing 2560×1600, and we will be able to provide limited pictures of the card approx. on January 5th/6th already. For everyone to understand why we cannot just “black out” the ID Tags: The major tag is a fine punched hologram foil wrap which cannot be taken off because it is glued onto the front metal around the DVI ports. Taking off the fan is impossible without removing it. We will definitely keep you updated, and appreciate all comments we have received so far.
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#4
xvi
by: cdawall
my 130nm uses more watts than your sempron by alot :twitch:
I had a 130nm Sempy 3100+ that used about the same wattage. Someone had mentioned that Semprons are geared for laptops, so low wattage isn't supprising.

230 watts for the R600 though? That's nearly the same wattage as four 60 watt lightbulbs. Can you imagine how much HEAT that thing will give off?!

Enough to heat an apartment.. Now that would be sexy.
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#5
tkpenalty
by: DaMulta
Update - Authenticity Of This Article

This article is authentic. Our R600 sample is an RTM sample used in the MS CERT process for driver validation (especially for Vista). We are not publishing pictures of the card itself right now, as the card contains major ID tags that we can not remove yet for source protection. We will add pictures of the card itself once we can remove these tags.



Update - Oblivion Benchmark is TSSAA/AAA quality


Due to upcoming questions regarding the frame rates on our Oblivion test: We ran the Oblivion Benchmark with activated TSSAA (Transparency Super Sampling Anti-Aliasing) on nVidia and AAA (Adaptive Anti-Aliasing) on the ATI cards because Oblivion profits substantially from these advanced AA modes.



Update - Site, Upcoming 2560×1600 Benchmark, Pictures


Happy new year! We are sorry that the site slowed down a bit. However, here are the great news: tomorrow we will be testing 2560×1600, and we will be able to provide limited pictures of the card approx. on January 5th/6th already. For everyone to understand why we cannot just “black out” the ID Tags: The major tag is a fine punched hologram foil wrap which cannot be taken off because it is glued onto the front metal around the DVI ports. Taking off the fan is impossible without removing it. We will definitely keep you updated, and appreciate all comments we have received so far.
Since the guys said that, that must mean they just realised that people think they are lying; that means they are!
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#6
NympH
Slow beta drivers, and most probably the GDDR3 version.

"GDDR4 at 1.1 GHz clock speed (March, revised edition)" Can't wait untill MARCH!
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#7
newbielives
ATI pulling a Sony "All I want for Christmas is PSP" ?
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