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AMD HD 6000 Northern Islands Feature Slides Leaked

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AMD is close to unveiling its next-generation "Northern Islands" GPU family, which will be branded under the AMD Radeon HD 6000 series. These include two new performance-thru-extreme GPUs, namely Barts and Cayman. There's also a dual-Cayman implementation codenamed Antilles. While specifications are anyone's guess besides the little details we know about Barts and Cayman, the feature-set of the Northern Island family was communicated to AIB parts in a presentation which was leaked by the Chinese press.

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Why only 1GB?? Can somebody give some logical reason? If ATI so pushing their eyefinity that means it's using high resolutions at least 5760x1080 or more and 1gb isn't enough, so why 1 gb again as in 58XX series?
 
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For fuk sake, 1GB of memory, lik my ballz AMD!
 

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Why only 1GB?? Can somebody give some logical reason? If ATI so pushing their eyefinity that means it's using high resolutions at least 5760x1080 or more and 1gb isn't enough, so why 1 gb again as in 58XX series?
This is just the reference spec from AMD, board partners may well add to the memory if they feel there is a market for it, this way the reference spec price is kept lower to better compete, of course NVidia currently do it the opposite way with the 470 and 480, but NVidia is considered expensive at the top end by many enthusiasts and this may be just one reason why.
 
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This might sound like just another conspiracy theory, but after looking at the head to head chart with AMD and Nvidia i get a disgusting feeling the two corporations are teamed up to take advantage of consumers.
 
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Why only 1GB?? Can somebody give some logical reason? If ATI so pushing their eyefinity that means it's using high resolutions at least 5760x1080 or more and 1gb isn't enough, so why 1 gb again as in 58XX series?
Just like the 5xxx cards there will be 2gb cards from various board partners but they will of corse cost more, i think this is one of the main reasons why AMD is sticking with 1gb for the reference models.
Going up to the 6 Gb/s GDDR5 chips i would assume means higher cost per chip and AMD will want to keep the cost of the reference card down.

If the cayman chips are good enough i will definatly be holding out untill the 2gb cards are out as if i go with AMD i will proberley be going for a 5760x1200 eyefinity setup.
 

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This might sound like just another conspiracy theory, but after looking at the head to head chart with AMD and Nvidia i get a disgusting feeling the two corporations are teamed up to take advantage of consumers.
Why?
 
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This might sound like just another conspiracy theory, but after looking at the head to head chart with AMD and Nvidia i get a disgusting feeling the two corporations are teamed up to take advantage of consumers.
I think they are just trying to beat each other in each round of new hardware to make more money, they can't make massive gains over each other each time due to things like profit margins,power consumption, die size/yield so its just a constant game of beating each other by just enough each time.
 
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Now this is something... Looks like this is the time to change my good old HIS 4670 IceQ Turbo to a 6670 or 6870...
 
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Well they've done it before for a start.

It makes them lots of money.

Neither of them go out of business.


It's like having a friend who owns a shop opposite yours selling the same things, so you alternate the days you have sales. So you both get a nice share of the pie.
 

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Anyone notice???

a gtx 450.........
 

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AMD keeps insisting the 6870 is faster than the 5870 but everything I've seen so far has indicated otherwise....
 
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FAKE!

GTX 450 :wtf:
 
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AMD keeps insisting the 6870 is faster than the 5870 but everything I've seen so far has indicated otherwise....
AMD has said nothing about performance of the new cards, if they did stick a link to it up.
 
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Why only 1GB?? Can somebody give some logical reason? If ATI so pushing their eyefinity that means it's using high resolutions at least 5760x1080 or more and 1gb isn't enough, so why 1 gb again as in 58XX series?
you guys missed this line
Cayman XT will make use of new 6 Gb/s GDDR5 chips, likely to increase memory bandwidth by 20%; Cayman Pro will also see a 20% increase in memory bandwidth, over previous generation




look these are new 20% increase memory chips that is why the 1gig so go nvidia and change the kotex......
 
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AMD has said nothing about performance of the new cards, if they did stick a link to it up.
uhm look at the pics it shows barts as gt460 and it is a little above the green one also the caymanxt is also above the gt480 and the dual well it is off the chart at the top......
 

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But thats just market placement surely, if their new generation mid range cards only perform on par with NVidia's current mid range then they are in trouble.
 
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uhm look at the pics it shows barts as gt460 and it is a little above the green one also the caymanxt is also above the gt480 and the dual well it is off the chart at the top......
Yeah it's fake, and when was Northern islands named Northern island...:wtf:
 
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you guys missed this line
Cayman XT will make use of new 6 Gb/s GDDR5 chips, likely to increase memory bandwidth by 20%; Cayman Pro will also see a 20% increase in memory bandwidth, over previous generation




look these are new 20% increase memory chips that is why the 1gig so go nvidia and change the kotex......
Um that is talking about memory bandwidth not capacity.

It seems very odd that the 'enthusiast' level products (69xx) will only have 1GB of memory as standard. Whilst price is a factor it is still odd not to see 2GB as a standard for a card that will no doubt cost more than £350 (I don't know the USD prices).
 
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you guys missed this line
Cayman XT will make use of new 6 Gb/s GDDR5 chips, likely to increase memory bandwidth by 20%; Cayman Pro will also see a 20% increase in memory bandwidth, over previous generation
As far as i understood, bandwith means nothing if the program being used needs more memory than is provided.
 

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I have never played a game that uses more than 1gb memory (vram), ok GTA4, but that is also badly coded ported game. But otherwise I mostly never go over 500mb vram. I use 1920x1200 res, maybe you need more with eyefinity, but I dont care about eyefinity so it doesnt matter to me.
 
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^^ You mainly play Doom 3? or 800x600 res with no AA.:roll:
 
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I have never played a game that uses more than 1gb memory (vram), ok GTA4, but that is also badly coded ported game. But otherwise I mostly never go over 500mb vram. I use 1920x1200 res, maybe you need more with eyefinity, but I dont care about eyefinity so it doesnt matter to me.
Really i'm sure that many games on a single 1920x1200 monitor or below won't come close to 1gb thus why there is no need to increase the cost of the reference model but anyone wanting to play at higher res/across multiple monitors will just have to wait for the board partners to make something suitable for their needs.... only problem is we don't want to wait :p

I would assume many games would find 1gb a limitation at 2560x1600 upto 7860x1600.