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AMD ''Juniper'' Accelerator Pictured

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  1. btarunr

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    Remember this backroom photoshoot by our friends at Legit Reviews, where AMD refused to let the the DirectX 11 accelerator face the camera? A photographer in China was luckier, and grabbed three pictures of the rest of the accelerator, intact. As it turns out, the card is based on AMD's next generation successor to the 40 nm RV740, codenamed "Juniper". The pictures reveal quite a bit about the card, which inherits quite some of its design from the Radeon HD 4770.

    The cooler resembles the one found on Radeon HD 4770 (reference), and Radeon HD 3870, albeit opaque black. With the 40 nm GPU running presumably cool, its air vent on the rear panel is reduced in size, and makes way for an arsenal of connectivity that includes two DVI-D connectors, and one each of HDMI and DisplayPort, just as pictured earlier. The PCB is black in color, holds memory on either sides. The card draws its power from one 6-pin PCI-E power connector. Expect a lot more about this as we head toward September 10, when AMD plans to unveil its next-generation GPU technology. Juniper is part of AMD's "Evergreen" family of DirectX 11 compliant GPUs.

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    I like the Black PCB...hopefully that will become the "standard"...the small vent on the back worries me some, but the 40nm should be cooler, so maybe it will be OK.
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    The card appears to be quite shorter, thus the reason for the memory chips on the back. It worries me a bit that nothing is cooling them
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    3870 cooler?
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    what does it matter its a test card pictured with its pants down. (obvously) chances are if its high end ull want non reference anyway.
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    Pretty sweet shots to get excited for what AMD has to bring to the table with DX11.
    I'm excited :D
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    If it's GDDR5 memory then there's really no need for extra memory cooling.
    Why is the size of the card an issue and exhausting the hot air from the GPU out the rear of the case is hardly a new design and shouldn't be a cause for concern.
    It looks like a typical reference design and time will tell if it's the final design or not.
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    yeah i cant wait to go ape$h!+ lol should be fun
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    I just love coolers that cover the whole card. I hate those non-reference aka cheap build cards.
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    looks good for an es.

    non ref design cards tend to be better as they have more thought going into improving the ref design.
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    YUM YUM.............. looking forward to this new candy :toast:
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    Hm maybe they're trying to limit the ammount of released heat from the top part of the PCB, so that the cooler has to cool just the GPU and the VRMs.. Still a few cooling pads wouldn't hurt I guess.
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    enough with the pic's, i want the full spec spread sheet!
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    if it has 4 memory pieces on the front like it does on the back, then this card only has 8 rops and no more than a 128bit bus right
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    Call me crazy, but I don't think this, whatever it is, is going to be the "flagship," more a mid-range or "low high-end" (if that makes any sense :p ).
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    Well the HD4770 has a 128bit bus and keeps all 16 ROPS. Plus Juniper doesn't really sound hi-end
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    i can't wait for this series to drop. I especially look forward to the low-mid range chips for my server/htpc. and of course a top-tier card or two for a new gamer build ;)
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    And if you actually read the post, it said successor to RV740.
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    im guessing its the 5850 since i only see one 6-pin
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    It's the next ATI low-mid-ish-end card. Don't get overexcited. It's a really far cry from a "5850"... Why do they torment us in such ways... I want to see the flagship card. Even more then that... I want to see performance numbers.
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    too early for that right now lol
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    Looks good. Although i can't figure out why they would decrease the size of the exhaust. Granted with lower temps this small vent might suffice, I'm inclined to think that the standard exhaust would be far more efficient and yeild lower temps.
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    i like when people didnt read the article and just start commenting:rolleyes: it is just so annoying!!!!
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    What are you talking about?

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