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

AMD Radeon HD 6870 Reference Design Looks Refined, Ready to Market

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. scaminatrix

    scaminatrix

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2010
    Messages:
    3,565 (1.26/day)
    Thanks Received:
    796
    Location:
    By the Channel Tunnel, Kent, England
    Sorry, my fault:
    http://arfsc.homestead.com/sorry_dog.jpg

    I would like to see a better pic of the card; it looks really uncreative.
    Something that's had this hype with nearly 30 page threads involving an actual AMD rep; I feel let down; or at least slightly disappointed by the looks.
     
    CDdude55 says thanks.
  2. Mathragh

    Mathragh

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2009
    Messages:
    1,204 (0.41/day)
    Thanks Received:
    364
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    This will probably just mean that AMD is simply expanding their naming scheme:
    making X9XX the highest single GPU card family(Cayman?), an go back to the XXXX X2 for dual GPU cards.

    this would make sense marketing wise imo, since they had a bit of a gap in their former naming scheme performance and prize wise
     
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2010
  3. Salsoolo

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2008
    Messages:
    219 (0.07/day)
    Thanks Received:
    7
    as i understand, nvidia will not answer this launch through next year at all?

    ps AMD needs a new naming scheme, i wont like the future 7870 7850 7770 7750 7650 :D 8870 8850 8770
     
  4. csendesmark

    csendesmark

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2008
    Messages:
    346 (0.10/day)
    Thanks Received:
    24
    69X0 maybe 6970 :toast:
     
  5. cavemanthreeonesix

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2009
    Messages:
    56 (0.02/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3
    well i just hope nvidia get it right 1st time with their next gen so it forces amd to be competitive with their prices again
     
  6. Salsoolo

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2008
    Messages:
    219 (0.07/day)
    Thanks Received:
    7
  7. NAVI_Z

    NAVI_Z New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2010
    Messages:
    253 (0.09/day)
    Thanks Received:
    36
    whats the big deal about the naming? i thought performance was more important than the

    name.as long as it out performs its predessesor.
     
  8. HXL492

    HXL492

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2010
    Messages:
    231 (0.09/day)
    Thanks Received:
    24
    I hear there will be a new feature called the "Eyespeed". Not sure what it can do though. Guess we have to wait and see
     
  9. musek

    musek

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2007
    Messages:
    367 (0.10/day)
    Thanks Received:
    58
    Location:
    Europe -> Poland...
    IMO they shouldn't let 5870/5850 to be more powerful than 6870/6850. And this can mean that top end singleGPU cards (Cayman) from 6xxx will be much more powerful, than in 5xxx line.
    And thats gooooooood.
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  10. Hayder_Master

    Hayder_Master

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2008
    Messages:
    5,229 (1.49/day)
    Thanks Received:
    668
    Location:
    IRAQ-Baghdad
    nice to see new generation have nothing improve form old generation, it's just like non reference 5870 factory made,still no CUDA-Physics- and 256 bit
     
  11. AltecV1

    AltecV1 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2009
    Messages:
    1,286 (0.40/day)
    Thanks Received:
    173
    Location:
    Republic of Estonia
    the new name scheme is stupid
     
  12. CDdude55

    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2007
    Messages:
    8,178 (2.16/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,277
    Location:
    Virginia
    I agree, performance is definitely the main factor in buying the cards. The naming scheme is really just us nitpicking, but the way they named it and the way the performance matches up to the name is different to how they have been doing it in the couple past series of cards, don't see the point in changing something that doesn't need fixing, as all it does is cause confusion.
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  13. NdMk2o1o

    NdMk2o1o

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2010
    Messages:
    4,618 (1.67/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,034
    Location:
    Redditch, Worcestershire, England
    :slap: why would they have cuda and physx when they are both developed by NV? they have stream for gpgpu and well, as I said Physx is an NV (ageia) developed platform so your post makes no sense at all!!

    Heck, I'm so pissed NV haven't got avivo :rolleyes:
     
  14. Semi-Lobster

    Semi-Lobster New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2009
    Messages:
    352 (0.12/day)
    Thanks Received:
    29
    If the Barts going to be the 6800 series then what the heck is the Cayman supposed to be!?!?! Is it going to be the 6900 series then? Wasn't the dual-GPU system supposed to be the 6900 series? What's going on!?!?
     
  15. Sasqui

    Sasqui

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2005
    Messages:
    9,673 (2.21/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,691
    Location:
    Manchester, NH
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2010
    10 Year Member at TPU Crunching for Team TPU
  16. Tank

    Joined:
    May 19, 2010
    Messages:
    53 (0.02/day)
    Thanks Received:
    8
    Location:
    South Africa
    i'm totally confused now :(
     
  17. Disruptor4

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2008
    Messages:
    231 (0.07/day)
    Thanks Received:
    23
    Or, instead of naming it 6770, they named it 6870 so that when they release the 7870, it looks like they jumped performance more than they actually did in that same x870 segment.
     
  18. Mr McC

    Mr McC

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2010
    Messages:
    1,261 (0.45/day)
    Thanks Received:
    347
    Is that what's going on here? If that is the case, I think it stinks: I can envisage a lot of people not paying too much attention to the changes within the naming scheme and "upgrading" their 5870 to a 6870, only to find that their performance has dived. Given that the cards haven't been released, this is all just supposition and rumours, but I hope you are wrong.
     
  19. Sasqui

    Sasqui

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2005
    Messages:
    9,673 (2.21/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,691
    Location:
    Manchester, NH
    According to those "unconfirmed" specs, the 6780 will be better than the 5850 :wtf: ...so given that, yea it'll be a big dissapointment "upgrading" from a 5870.
     
    10 Year Member at TPU Crunching for Team TPU
  20. mdm-adph

    mdm-adph

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2007
    Messages:
    2,481 (0.64/day)
    Thanks Received:
    340
    Location:
    Your house.
    Someone just tell me when the 4830/4850 finally drops to $50 so I can finally go Crossfire. :laugh:
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  21. Gjohnst4

    Gjohnst4 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2009
    Messages:
    223 (0.07/day)
    Thanks Received:
    25
    Location:
    Batavia IL
    ::waits for reviews, ignores negative comments until such time::
     
  22. inferKNOX

    inferKNOX

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2009
    Messages:
    921 (0.30/day)
    Thanks Received:
    123
    Location:
    SouthERN Africa
    1. It's confusing to the consumers
    2. Model names normally correlate with price, ie, a 5870 is targeted at a higher price bracket than a 5770, therefore the 6870 is most likely targeting the 5870 price bracket, etc, meaning lower performance for higher price.
    3. We were finally happy with the previous HD5000 simple naming scheme: x700= mainstream, x800= performance/fastest single GPU, x900= enthusiast/dual GPU.

    +1:wtf:
     
  23. CDdude55

    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2007
    Messages:
    8,178 (2.16/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,277
    Location:
    Virginia
    I'm guessing you didn't read the rest of my post, but only the first sentence.:laugh:

    Rest of that post:
    I agree.
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  24. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Messages:
    34,237 (9.26/day)
    Thanks Received:
    17,504
    Location:
    Hyderabad, India
    10 Year Member at TPU
  25. NdMk2o1o

    NdMk2o1o

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2010
    Messages:
    4,618 (1.67/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,034
    Location:
    Redditch, Worcestershire, England
    This is true, ahhh how I remember the 9800 days, and wanting an 9800 XT so bad but having to settle for soft modding my 9800se to Pro :D
     

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