Saturday, July 19th 2008

960 SP-laden RV870 in the Works, and more

Sources at TSMC told Hardspell that the next graphics processor (GPU) by ATI/AMD, the RV870 in the works have specifications such as:
  • 40nm or 45nm fab process
  • 140 sq. mm die size
  • 192 ALUs, 960 stream processors
  • 256-bit GDDR5 memory controller
It is believed that this GPU could perform 1.2 times better than RV770, purely based on the paper-specs.

Another interesting news is that R800, unlike its predecessors the R700 and R680, might not be a dual-GPU card but the world's first dual-core GPU.Source: Hardspell
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58 Comments on 960 SP-laden RV870 in the Works, and more

#1
hat
Enthusiast
alecstar was right, we are certianly in the muscle-car era of video cards. powerful, but suck up more and more killerwatts.
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#2
PCpraiser100
Keep this up and framerates will be so good on Crysis that my head will explode when I turn on my computer lol.
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#3
zithe
candle_86 said:
they where never even paying me for all the PR i did, but i suppose if you want a candle fanboy statement i can do it one more time

You can't seriously expect this card to do anything can you, its just a few extra SP's tacked onto the core and a 512bit bus (which all the ATI fanboys said was stupid) and i doubt this thing will touch even a GTX260 let alone the 280, its gonna be total crap.

there a fanboy statement
How uninformed...

4870 about ties with the gtx 260, and sometimes the 280. 1.2x the power of the 4870 would be a 280. XD

I doubt it'll be that slow. It's still 7+ months away. How often do you get CORRECT information on hardware 7 months in advance? Remember when we thought the 4870 had like 480SPs and it ended up having 800? That was just 4 months of waiting.

Edit: Accidental thread bump it seems...
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#4
oli_ramsay
zithe said:
[quote="candle_86, post: 891892"]they where never even paying me for all the PR i did, but i suppose if you want a candle fanboy statement i can do it one more time

You can't seriously expect this card to do anything can you, its just a few extra SP's tacked onto the core and a 512bit bus (which all the ATI fanboys said was stupid) and i doubt this thing will touch even a GTX260 let alone the 280, its gonna be total crap.

there a fanboy statement
How uninformed...

4870 about ties with the gtx 260, and sometimes the 280. 1.2x the power of the 4870 would be a 280. XD

I doubt it'll be that slow. It's still 7+ months away. How often do you get CORRECT information on hardware 7 months in advance? Remember when we thought the 4870 had like 480SPs and it ended up having 800? That was just 4 months of waiting.

Edit: Accidental thread bump it seems...[/quote]he was being sarcastic hence the
candle_86 said:

there's a fanboy statement
at the end :)
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#5
candle_86
thank you, someone read the whole post, but in all honesty, i doubt this new core will be worth the cost to upgrade for anyone with a 4850/70. It seems like its more to tie the GTX280 at a lower cost than the 4870 X2
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#6
teldar
dual core

I think there is something some people have missed. With split power planes with dual core GPU, you could have one core shut down, just as CPU's with dynamic power management. Imagine.... a nearly 2000 core gpu that can shut down half of itself and slow the half that is running down by 50%. Idle would be minimal while maximum power.... you'd be able to fold proteins on your desktop in less than a century.
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#7
largon
Old thread, but WTH...
If RV870 is anywhere near what the rumor in 1st post describes - including any type of Crossfired multicores - it would be a huge disappointment.
I want an old-style monolithic GPU sized 300-400mm².
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#8
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
indybird said:
Wouldn't it be nice if they launched the R800 first or along with the RV870s?

RV870 isn't a huge deal (as the R700 is probably way faster), but I absolutely can't wait for the R800.

-Indybird
So by your logic, R770 wasn't a huge deal either?
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