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Tuesday, 12 October 2010 11:02

Rumoured HD 6800 performance leaks out

Written by Slobodan Simic
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Slower than HD 5800 in 3DMark

The first rumoured performance details regarding AMD's Barts-based HD 6800 series have leaked online, and although these numbers are far from being confirmed, they do make sense as the upcoming HD 6800 series ends up marginally slower than the HD 5800 series and a bit faster than Nvidia's GTX 460 card.

The first results are coming from XFastest website and show the performance of both the HD 6870 and the HD 6850 in 3DMark Vantage and 3DMark06. The HD 6870 scores P16270 and 19480 which is a bit slower than the previous HD 5800 generation. When compared to the GTX 460 (256-bit 1GB), even the HD 6850 (Barts Pro) ends up faster.

This does make sense as due to the new, unconfirmed, AMD naming scheme. Basically the upcoming Barts HD 6800 series should replace the Juniper based HD 5700 series while the Cypress HD 5800 replacements, Cayman based cards, should come a month later.

These preliminary scores show that the Barts based cards feature impressive performance and certainly have a bright future. Clearly, that the upcoming Cayman-based boards and the dual-GPU Antilles card will certainly look just as good. The mentioned naming scheme might bring a certain level of confusion to the market, but in the end, it will still follow the good old, "higher number is a faster card" theme.

You can find the rest of the results here.
Last modified on Tuesday, 12 October 2010 11:12
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+28 #1 yourma2000 2010-10-12 11:22
So what we would expect to be the 6870 is being named the 6970?
 
 
+57 #2 turingpest 2010-10-12 11:40
naming the barts cards hd 68** would be a terrible idea, and would erode a lot of the good work that amd has done with the evergreen series. there's no good reason not to keep the current naming scheme, especially after the hd 5770 has done so well over the past year. turks? as hd 66** or 65**, barts as hd 67**, cayman as hd 68** and antilles as hd 69** is surely the most logical scheme?
 
 
+24 #3 DeadheadTed 2010-10-12 12:10
This naming scheme is completely retarded. The law of physiscs agree with me. An object in motion will remain in motion until acted upon by an external force. Ie, you are wasting your time, energy, money and all of your customers busy lives by forcing them to change to your stupid new naming scheme by having them dig though endless benchmarks. I honestly want to start a petition to stop them from pulling this BS stunt. This is to get uneducated people to buy an inferior card. Don't try to lie to us about your card's performance by dressing up a 1.1l Citi golf as a 2l GTI. I hope your marketing team all lose their jobs because of this little stunt. Because of this one i have decided to skip a 'generation' if you can call this downgrade a generation.
 
 
+12 #4 thematrix606 2010-10-12 12:35
"they do make sense as the upcoming HD 6800 series ends up marginally slower than the HD 5800"

My god, how retarded.

6800 IS faster than 5800! And that link provided at the end shows it.

6850 is the successor to the 5750, and if you cared to look at the same page you linked:

ATI Radeon HD 6850: P14872/18750
ATI Radeon HD 5750: P9124/14966

Does that look slower to you?

Edit: to the people voting me down, read the other article: http://www.fudzilla.com/graphics/item/20456-radeon-hd-6870-faster-than-gtx-460

And GFU!
 
 
+12 #5 JAB Creations 2010-10-12 12:43
That makes no sense, why would a 68xx card replace a 57xx card when the 67xx cards are supposed to use a beefier 256 bit memory interface bus versus the 57xx series's 128 bit memory interface?

Also I take this article with a grain of salt, it wouldn't make sense to release a new line of video cards that don't have a reasonable increase of performance for each respective card.
 
 
+10 #6 deadspeedv 2010-10-12 12:45
What? You dont make sense.

HD68** is slightly slower then HD58**, however HD68** is ment to replace HD57** and they just changed the naming scheme. HD68** is obviously faster then HD57**

ATI Radeon HD 5870: P17924/19433
AMD Radeon HD 6870: P16270/19480
 
 
+31 #7 blandead 2010-10-12 12:57
Quoting thematrix606:
6800 IS faster than [5700]! And that link provided at the end shows it.

6850 is the successor to the 5750, and if you cared to look at the same page you linked:

ATI Radeon HD 6850: P14872/18750
ATI Radeon HD 5750: P9124/14966

Does that look slower to you?


you mean 6800 is faster than 5700. And on top of that it's 60% faster which is what I was predicting in first place, but everyone decided to -50 me for that. so the 5870 replacement should be fast! Who knows what it is called, but nonetheless should be at least 60% faster based on these leaks than current 5870. The fact that a ~$250 card can keep pace with 400$ card speaks volumes. I expect 5000 series drop in price dramatically.
 
 
+9 #8 Bl0bb3r 2010-10-12 14:11
We'll have to see if it will actually be priced at $250 or closer to 5870's price.
 
 
+7 #9 Stewox 2010-10-12 14:42
they will use 6900 for the cayman and reintroduce "X2" for the Antilles , that's my logical prediction. And yes ,there was confusion about 5890 being dual core.
 
 
-8 #10 thaad 2010-10-12 14:43
Where the dump green team?? still no news?
 

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