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Friday, 05 November 2010 10:22

Antilles dual card packs two Caymans

Written by Fuad Abazovic
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Still scheduled for Dec 2010
Good news for AMD fans, the Antilles dual chip card will end up with two Cayman chips, something that promises that the card can end up significantly faster than dual-chip Radeon HD 5970.

Two Barts (Radeon HD 6850 or 6870) class chips would not be enough to provide a sufficient performance lead for the new Radeon HD 6990 X2 card. This is why ATI is using two Cayman chips and we also learned that the chip looks more like the Radeon HD 6950.

The funny part is that we still don’t exactly know what is behind Cayman, but we are doing our best to find out before November 22nd, the alleged launch date.

We expect TDPs around 300W but this is something that can only be confirmed at a later date. It will be very fast, that is certain, but we still don’t know who will win this winter graphics update showdown.
Last modified on Friday, 05 November 2010 10:32
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+43 #1 das16 2010-11-05 11:03
monster!!!
 
 
-101 #2 Tr0y 2010-11-05 11:06
Power consumption? Global Warming? All we care these days is "Me, myself & I" it seems ... :sad:
 
 
+31 #3 thaad 2010-11-05 11:15
Quoting fuad:
can end up significantly faster than dual-chip Radeon HD 5970.


You should never compare with old one. It should replace that word with this:

can end up faster than any nvidia GX5xx card.. include GTX580 GX2
 
 
+48 #4 Sethroque 2010-11-05 11:32
Quote:
Tr0y: Power consumption? Global Warming? All we care these days is "Me, myself & I" it seems ...



You almost made Nvidia look like a villain, think about all those burning hot Fermis! First cause for Global Warming, for sure... :o
But hey, we can always have an smaller and efficient card from AMD. :)
 
 
+30 #5 Super XP 2010-11-05 11:34
AMD obviously did their homework with Cayman. Power consumption for both Cayman and Cayman x2 is going to be nothing out of the ordinary. Seeing how the old 40nm matured over the past year, Cayman x2 should run less hot than the current monster HD 5970. The same goes for Cayman vs. HD 5870.
And please nobody compare Fermi to Cayman, it’s not a fair comparison. Fermi is a melting pot and Cayman is intelligence.
 
 
+22 #6 Bl0bb3r 2010-11-05 11:53
Basically, the official Antilles will use two Cayman Pro chips. OK... nothing wrong with that. Evergreen is the same. So I'm expecting ASUS to bring out Thor/Anubis/[insert other war deities here] with two Cayman XT chips beating the crap out of everything silicon.

To keep the power in check all they need to do is assure a excellent VRM cooling, otherwise don't be surprised about power usage going beyond common sense. http://tiny.cc/edw8y
 
 
+31 #7 spede 2010-11-05 12:00
Why do you have to be AMD fan to appreciate or even buy new AMD card? And what is this childish "who wins the competition" crap? Some professional journalism...
 
 
-12 #8 canerpense 2010-11-05 12:29
We will see if the ones cried over the power consumption of Fermi cards would cry for these power hungry Antilles and Cayman cards too or not.
 
 
+37 #9 blandead 2010-11-05 13:17
OMG fuad actually wrote an unbiased article that has to do with Cayman. I'm very pleased. seriously, kudos.
 
 
+26 #10 Eddie 2010-11-05 13:19
Quoting thaad:
Quoting fuad:
can end up significantly faster than dual-chip Radeon HD 5970.


You should never compare with old one. It should replace that word with this:

can end up faster than any nvidia GX5xx card.. include GTX580 GX2


C'mon, give Fuad achance, i think this is the first time ever he wrote an AMD article without mentioning nvidia, even though you can clearly see that he very much wanted to do it.
 

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