1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

AMD/ATI RV670 Ships Next Month, Comes in Two Versions

Discussion in 'News' started by malware, Sep 20, 2007.

  1. malware New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2004
    Messages:
    5,476 (1.52/day)
    Thanks Received:
    956
    Location:
    Bulgaria
    AMD's new RV670 will have two versions; RV670 XT and RV670 PRO, named "Gladiator" and "Revival". Both new GPUs will power Radeon HD 2950 XT and Radeon HD 2950 PRO video cards when released. Gladiator will feature 512MB of GDDR4 memory clocked at 1.2GHz, and 825MHz clocked core. Revival will come in 256MB or 512MB GDDR3 flavors, with 750MHz core clock and 900MHz memory clock speeds. Both GPUs will be made using 55nm technology, with support for DirectX 10.1, Shader Model 4.1, PCI-E 2.0, UVD and next generation CrossFire technology. In addition, RV670 XT will be manufactured by AMD while the RV670 PRO will be produced by other manufacturers (not specified). The new GPUs will be released by the end of 2007, or in the beginning of the next year. The information HARDSPELL is reporting is not confirmed by any official source close to AMD or ATI, keep it in mind while reading.

    Source: HARDSPELL
     
  2. ryboto

    ryboto New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2005
    Messages:
    294 (0.08/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3
    Seems a bit funky...it implies AMD has a 55nm process. Unless they do, and have been able to keep it secret, I don't know if i believe that bit.
     
  3. ChaoticBlankness

    ChaoticBlankness New Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2006
    Messages:
    492 (0.16/day)
    Thanks Received:
    8
    Location:
    A small crate floating in the Pacific..
    I will so buy a HD 2950XT when available.

    AMD/ATi GPUs are outsourced to another company.. TMC.. or something like that.
     
  4. KennyT772

    KennyT772 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2005
    Messages:
    3,585 (1.12/day)
    Thanks Received:
    103
    TSMC is probably producing the chips.
     
  5. devguy

    devguy

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2007
    Messages:
    1,239 (0.45/day)
    Thanks Received:
    171
    Location:
    SoCal
    Ballin', but with these right around the corner, then I'm not sure why one would buy the hd 2900 pro.
     
  6. ChaoticBlankness

    ChaoticBlankness New Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2006
    Messages:
    492 (0.16/day)
    Thanks Received:
    8
    Location:
    A small crate floating in the Pacific..
    That's it, that's the name. ;)
     
  7. DaMulta

    DaMulta My stars went supernova

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2006
    Messages:
    16,119 (5.43/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,454
    Location:
    Oklahoma T-Town
    The 2900pro is the XT, but wasn't a great batch. They have done this in the past.

    Those will only be out for a short while.



    This sounds like a cool card. I wonder if it is taking the R700s place.
     
  8. ryboto

    ryboto New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2005
    Messages:
    294 (0.08/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3
    but if the article can't even get that right, how can the rest of the info be trusted?
     
  9. W1zzard

    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2004
    Messages:
    14,878 (3.93/day)
    Thanks Received:
    11,621
    since when are performance parts like 2950 XT called RV... ?
     
  10. DRDNA

    DRDNA

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2006
    Messages:
    4,780 (1.52/day)
    Thanks Received:
    566
    Location:
    New York
    So with the CCC over clock it should be very near the 1GHZ range...sounds impressive:eek:
     
  11. Weer New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2007
    Messages:
    1,417 (0.55/day)
    Thanks Received:
    94
    Location:
    New York / Israel
    I agree. ATI fanboys shouldn't celebrate too soon.
     
  12. freaksavior

    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2006
    Messages:
    8,070 (2.84/day)
    Thanks Received:
    908
    great, it's already out, the "new" hd 29XX i haven't even got a decent card. I don't think i am even going to buy a dx10 product untill i update my system to a quad and a pci-e 2.0 mobo
     
    Crunching for Team TPU
  13. mandelore

    mandelore New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2006
    Messages:
    3,251 (1.10/day)
    Thanks Received:
    152
    Location:
    UK-small Village in a Valley Near Newcastle
    lol, whats ur problem with fans of ATI?
     
  14. Flint

    Flint New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2006
    Messages:
    41 (0.01/day)
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    G'burg, MD
    Since never..so that and the AMD manufactured chips on the 55nm process open up some big holes in this story.
     
  15. OnBoard

    OnBoard New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2006
    Messages:
    3,044 (1.04/day)
    Thanks Received:
    379
    Location:
    Finland
    So hd2900pro is like X800 GTO² (same card different name) and hd2960pro is like x1950pro was (whole new manufacturing process). I have no doubt that hd2950xt is coming, those xx50 versions have come real soon (x800 vs x850, x1900 vs x1950), but that "RV670 XT" might be just hd2650xt?
     
  16. karlotta New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2004
    Messages:
    41 (0.01/day)
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    Oregon
    What did they get wrong? AMD will have the XT made, for them to sell, and the AIBs get the Pro. Sapphires parent company(PC partner) makes cards for ATI.This isnt about TSMC.
    As for 55nm , its been know/talked about for awhile now. Though all is rummer till AMD says so.
     
  17. karlotta New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2004
    Messages:
    41 (0.01/day)
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    Oregon
    Well maybe they are the midline, and a new card is do to take the "R" spot; R6XX. OR AMD doesnt do what ATI used to do.
     
  18. WarEagleAU

    WarEagleAU Bird of Prey

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2006
    Messages:
    10,797 (3.61/day)
    Thanks Received:
    546
    Location:
    Gurley, AL
    hd2950 pro. Hell the 2900 pro has 512mb of gddr4 with a 512bit interface. Sounds better than the 2950pro.
     
  19. Weer New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2007
    Messages:
    1,417 (0.55/day)
    Thanks Received:
    94
    Location:
    New York / Israel
    Bias.
     
  20. [I.R.A]_FBi

    [I.R.A]_FBi New Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
    Messages:
    7,664 (2.86/day)
    Thanks Received:
    540
    Location:
    c:\programs\kitteh.exe
    so a 2900 pro would be a better buy than a 2950Pro?
     
  21. Agility

    Agility

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2005
    Messages:
    1,645 (0.49/day)
    Thanks Received:
    51
    Location:
    Singapore
    %&@#%*@#&)($%#@^&( 2950xt!!!!! T_t
     
  22. Flint

    Flint New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2006
    Messages:
    41 (0.01/day)
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    G'burg, MD
    I would imagine the AIB's would want a piece of both the pro and XT versions. Not really smart to sell the XT version while the AIB's only get the Pro.

    As far as TSMC is concernered, the article seems to be focusing on GPU manufacturing, rather than the actual card manufacturing. I could be wrong, but I've not heard a word, rumour, or otherwise of AMD fabs being utilised for GPU manufacturing. I've read the speculation of future AMD gpu's being made on the 55nm process, but this is usually TSMC's process technology.
     
  23. HAL7000

    HAL7000 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2007
    Messages:
    263 (0.10/day)
    Thanks Received:
    23
    Location:
    Nashville TN
  24. InfDamarvel New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2006
    Messages:
    500 (0.17/day)
    Thanks Received:
    13
    HD 2900PRO HD2900XT HD2950PRO,HD2950XT....this is going from slowest to fastest. 2950PRO is suppose to be about equal to the HD2900XT.
     
  25. crow1001

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2007
    Messages:
    366 (0.14/day)
    Thanks Received:
    29

    Says the nvidia flange boy..:rolleyes:
     

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page