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Thursday, 14 October 2010 15:55

Cayman comes in late November

Written by Fuad Abazovic
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Biggest chip ATI ever made
Radeon HD 6870 is based on Barts XT while Radeon HD 6850 is based on the PRO version of said chip. You should know this by now, as these two cards are expected to launch on October 22nd, or should we say next Friday.

AMD's faster HD 6000 series cards, the ones that are supposed to replace Radeon HD 5870 and HD 5850, are codenamed Cayman XT and Cayman PRO and if all goes well ATI should launch them in late November.

After that AMD will follow up with dual GPU cards, still scheduled for 2010 launch, most likely December.  

We also learned that Cayman is the biggest chip that ATI, or AMD has ever made. It looks like the size of the chip is very close to GF100 aka Fermi and the thermals should be in that range. Judging by our information Cayman XT and PRO should end up pretty fast, much faster than Radeon HD 5870 and 5850 so the guys who already have 5000-series boards should find it a worthwhile upgrade.

This is starting to look like one of the most exciting fourth quarters in years, as naturally Nvidia should launch some cards to counter Cayman.

Last modified on Thursday, 14 October 2010 17:36
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-8 #1 AmdAti 2010-10-14 16:18
I will buy the Antillies two gpu version. However anyone considering getting a cayman has nothing to worry about. They will pretty much be set performance wise until Dx12 gets release. Barts XT is also a good graphics card as long you don't go over 1080p resolution. :)
 
 
+80 #2 jimbo75 2010-10-14 16:20
Fuad if nVidia really has something coming to counter Cayman...or Barts or anything, maybe you should be first to give us the details?

Or maybe it's just wishful thinking and nVidia is up sh1t creek without a paddle? My money would be on the latter.
 
 
+50 #3 turingpest 2010-10-14 16:25
holy moly. if this thing ends up near gf100 size then, taking into account amd's performance per mm2 advantage over fermi, it could easily end up 50% faster than a gtx480...
 
 
+31 #4 The_Wolf88 2010-10-14 16:29
Quote:
faster than Radeon HD 5870 and 5850 so the guys who already have 5000-series boards should find it a worthwhile upgrade.


WTF !

Of course it will be faster than 5870 and 5850 !!

You should say "perhaps it will be maybe even faster that 5970 !!

I think Cayman XT will wipe out every card in the market !
 
 
+71 #5 fudzillalololo 2010-10-14 16:30
"Biggest chip ATI ever made"

LOL, yet it's still smaller than disaster Fermi and beats the shit out of it on every level.
 
 
-12 #6 Blacky 2010-10-14 16:54
R.I.P. Nvidia.

@The_Wolf88 They were talking about the Barts, not Cayman, read more carefully.
 
 
+29 #7 stun 2010-10-14 16:58
From yesterday's post.

http://fudzilla.com/graphics/item/20485-radeon-hd-6870-and-6850-launch-oct-22nd

Quote:
it looks like that they will end up marginally slower than the original 5870 and 5850.



Now story changes to this.
Quote:
Judging by our information Barts XT and PRO should end up pretty fast, much faster than Radeon HD 5870 and 5850


Even politicians don't flip flop this much within 24 hours.
Or more like Fuad was trying to downplay ATI because he is on the Green Team.

He is now finally changing his tone when the irrefutable facts/specs are trickling out.
 
 
-77 #8 AMD_ciulpia 2010-10-14 17:04
Quoting fudzillalololo:
"Biggest chip ATI ever made"

LOL, yet it's still smaller than disaster Fermi and beats the shit out of it on every level.


Watch Folding@home and TessMark results, moron.
 
 
+23 #9 blandead 2010-10-14 17:24
Fuad All I can say is I hate you're articles, always full of BS. You're worse than an analyst.
 
 
+26 #10 arclight 2010-10-14 17:38
Quote:
This is starting to look like one of the most exciting fourth quarters in years, as naturally Nvidia should launch some cards to counter Cayman.

That'd be great since it would bring down prices and good folk would get more for less. Still no rumours yet about new nVidia cards, can you shed more light on that? Some codenames and a few specs or maybe approx. release dates and/or segment of the market that those cards will cater to? All in all i like the tabloid format of FUDzilla, keep them coming.
 

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