Thursday, August 20th 2009

AMD ''Juniper'' Accelerator Pictured

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.

Source: ChipHell
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52 Comments on AMD ''Juniper'' Accelerator Pictured

#1
shafran
i'm just wainting for the vapor-x version :D
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#2
pentastar111
AltecV1 said:
HINT:read post from the top to the bottom to understand my post;)
Ahh...lol :D
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#3
cool_recep
Hi guys, here are the better (higher res.) pictures I have made myself with a software.





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#4
tkpenalty
judging from the cooling expect to see the card with the dreaded accelero L6 :P
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#5
Chewy
black pcbs are sweet, memory is sexy!
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#6
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
Tri-fire capable by the looks of the connector ?
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#8
nafets
With an exhaust vent that small it's highly likely that much of the hot air not leaving through the vent will be exhausted back into the PC. But for this type of card I doubt it would be much of a concern (hopefully).

It would even be a moot point if ATI figures out how to properly downclock the GDDR5 memory while avoiding the dreaded on-screen flickering/shaking issue. Power consumption and temperatures drop dramatically with properly underclocked GDDR5 memory speeds; something that no amount of undervolting or GPU core underclocks can do.
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#9
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
DanishDevil said:
Quad-fire capable of course.
I forgot about quad-fire. Haven't seen any single GPU setups like that before.
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#10
DanishDevil
It's easily possible with single slot full cover waterblocks, or with PCI-Express extenders.
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#11
MopeyMartian
HalfAHertz said:
Well the HD4770 has a 128bit bus and keeps all 16 ROPS. Plus Juniper doesn't really sound hi-end
Exactly what tree name would sound high-end? Douglas Fir? Giant Sequoia???
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#12
MopeyMartian
HalfAHertz said:
Well the HD4770 has a 128bit bus and keeps all 16 ROPS. Plus Juniper doesn't really sound hi-end
Exactly what tree name would sound high-end? Douglas Fir? Giant Sequoia??? :laugh:
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#13
pentastar111
MopeyMartian said:
Exactly what tree name would sound high-end? Douglas Fir? Giant Sequoia??? :laugh:
Ficus...:laugh:
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#14
troyrae360
MopeyMartian said:
Exactly what tree name would sound high-end? Douglas Fir? Giant Sequoia??? :laugh:
Thats exactley right, i recon they should steer away from "tree" codenames, and use something like "Cheery Popping 10inch PCB" or somthing along those lines :rockout:
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#15
Cheeseball
judging from the cooling expect to see the card with the dreaded accelero L6 :P
Dreaded? The Accelero L2/L6 cools way better than the STOCK reference coolers. Sure, they're ugly and all aluminum, but they keep most of the cards they're equipped on below 40C idle, 60C load, which is quite impressive.
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#16
Unregistered
There is only one name that would(ha ha) suffice for the top of the line card, at least in N.A. REDWOOD
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#17
mudkip
Who wants stock coolers anyway?

lol
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#18
Tau
Sources have confirmed this card is built on 40nm GPU tech, with GDDR5 (hence lack of cooling on the back of the card) early revisions of the card had 4x DVI, though this has been trimmed down to 2 now. the card is indeed very short, think back to 9800 days.... its ~1.5" shorter than the Voodoo3s were... to give you a ballpark. RAM is sitting at 1GB right now.

As previously stated in the thread this will be the mid range card... should be around the $3-400 mark (MSRP of course)

Now T-Rex on the other hand.... dual GPU, single PCB, 8GB ram... iv already said to much ;)
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#19
OnBoard
Cooler will go byebye before it's launched, like it happened with 4770.

Looks sexy and small now, but highly doubt there will be any cards with that cooler on the market. Cheaper to buy without it and almost every cooler will fit that. So it's VF900/VF830 or Accelero L2 Pro (as it's so cheap) what you'll get.
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#20
btarunr
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Tau said:
Sources have confirmed this card is built on 40nm GPU tech, with GDDR5 (hence lack of cooling on the back of the card) early revisions of the card had 4x DVI, though this has been trimmed down to 2 now. the card is indeed very short, think back to 9800 days.... its ~1.5" shorter than the Voodoo3s were... to give you a ballpark. RAM is sitting at 1GB right now.

As previously stated in the thread this will be the mid range card... should be around the $3-400 mark (MSRP of course)

Now T-Rex on the other hand.... dual GPU, single PCB, 8GB ram... iv already said to much ;)
All of that unlikely. This is a sub-$200 card which will very soon sell for sub-$150. Should just about outperform GeForce GTS 250. So forget "$3-400" mark.
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#21
Perra
I wonder if you'll be able to use all 4 ports at once... I sure hope so, would take away the need for me having either a hdmi-switch or 2 cards although 2 cards are always nice :)
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#22
Hitman.1stGame
It's 4mem chip in back and 4 in front = 256 bit ..
and the die size looks like HD4770 ..every one have to know AMD not put everything in RV740 it was just test for 40nm die shrink so it's could be smaller .

junipe VS RV740

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#23
Nick89
I'm guessing this is the 5770.
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#24
eidairaman1
Too bad the Fastest Boards are not built on this model, be nice as GF 7 Series and later were amounting to ISA size.
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#25
largon
Where's the pic of the ASIC the thread title refers to?

Hitman.1stGame said:
It's 4mem chip in back and 4 in front = 256 bit
No. Not necessarily.
It's most certainly 128bit.
cbupdd said:
hynix memory?
Looks like Samsung GDDR5.
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