Originally Posted by largon
Considering the die on Cypress is way over twice as big as a hypothetical 40nm shrink of RV770 (16RBE/40TMU/800SP) there's a significant performance increase to be expected. 32RBE/80TMU/1600SP is a conservative estimate, there could very well be more than 1600SPs.
But why would you make something thats more than 50% more powerfull than the last thing you made!? Money is in baby steps not big steps. Sell the cards for the same money as they were 50% faster while being only 15-25% faster is an easy way to earn more money.
I'd say 1200SP is more likely... or 2400SP on 5870x2...
I just hope the price is right...
as the power goes i don't see why not have the same or less power consumption than 4800's. 4800's had almost the same power consumption as 3800's (a bit bigger, depending on the model)
I think 5800's are coming to soon to be revolutionary... i hope DX11 delivers better than DX10, and i hope we see some PhysX stuff from ATI!!!