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Wednesday, 22 September 2010 19:54

Radeon HD 6000 launch in late October

Written by Fuad Abazovic
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Still faster than 5000 series
We have heard from several sources that the next generation Radeon HD 6000 series, also known under the Northern Islands codename is about to launch in late October time.

This means that this time ATI plans to launch in Q4 2010 which is closer to actually shipping time. Last year AMD launched Radeon HD 5000 series in last days of Q3 2009, but it started shipping in Q4 2009.  

All the reports indicate that the new generation is actually a tweaked up design of Radeon HD 5000 and as far as we know, ATI didn’t dramatically improve the tessellation performance. As you probably know by now tessellation is the only big advantage that Nvidia has over DirectX 11 Radeons. The whole generation is naturally faster than the Radeon HD 5000.

The main press event is supposed to take place in glorious Los Angeles in week 43, that starts October 18th, but this is something that we have yet to confirm.

Last modified on Thursday, 23 September 2010 11:19
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+86 #1 SolidSteel144 2010-09-22 20:19
We have heard from several other news sites
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ATI didn’t dramatically improved its tessellation performance
Where did you get that from? We hardly know anything about the architecture.
We don't know if it's just a "tweaked" version of the 5000 series.
It could just be a new architecture on a die process AMD is comfortable with.
 
 
+81 #2 fudzillalololo 2010-09-22 20:21
jesus guys, wtf is going on with you?

It was known for x days

http://www.semiaccurate.com/2010/09/06/what-amds-northern-islands/

Stop copying other people sources and imply that IT'S YOURS.

Also, it's new architecture, so go and check your facts first.
 
 
+118 #3 boobster 2010-09-22 20:36
My sources tell me that ice cream is delicious
 
 
-49 #4 NickThePrick 2010-09-22 21:29
I'm hoping to see Nvidia prices fall a lot cause of this one. I might pick up a GTX460 or something like that.
 
 
+78 #5 yasin 2010-09-22 21:47
well just change your mind and buy a 6000series :)
 
 
-81 #6 NickThePrick 2010-09-22 21:50
Quoting yasin:
well just change your mind and buy a 6000series :)



I like Nvidia for physix and 3D vision and I like cheap :)
 
 
+75 #7 B0GiE-uk- 2010-09-22 21:58
Quote: "ATI didn’t dramatically improved its tessellation performance."

Not what I have seen by leaked figures. The tesselation is in fact, greatly improved.

Nearly doubles framerate of a HD5870 in high tesselation on Uniengine Haven benchmark on max settings.

http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/6321/uniy.jpg

Also KitGuru predicts a massive increase in AMD’s tessellation capability to coincide with the launch of heavily tessellated DX11 games.

http://www.kitguru.net/components/graphic-cards/faith/amd-radeon-hd-6870-benchmark-performance/

Kitguru are a pretty credible source btw.

And yet another source of info:
http://uk.gamespot.com/pages/unions/forums/show_msgs.php?topic_id=27435016&union_id=11552
 
 
-59 #8 Super XP 2010-09-22 22:09
It's not Northern Islands, it's Southern Islands. It's Evergreen mixed with Northern Islands on 40nm in other words. Anyway we will all find out what is true and what is false soon enough when AMD released these beasts HD 6800 series.

What can we expect from the upcoming HD 6800 series in terms of performance? Well we should expect a nice 80% to 150% performance increase all accross the board over the HD 5800's.
 
 
+57 #9 Super XP 2010-09-22 22:10
Quoting NickThePrick:
Quoting yasin:
well just change your mind and buy a 6000series :)



I like Nvidia for physix and 3D vision and I like cheap :)

NVIDIA's PhysX is useless especially when it only works with NVIDIA cards.
 
 
-40 #10 function69 2010-09-22 22:16
Curious to see how 6870 will stack up against full GF104, my guess it's going to be faster.
 

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