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Friday, 10 December 2010 14:44

AMD HD 6950 works at 800MHz

Written by Slobodan Simic
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1408 SPs, 200W TDP 


We managed to score more details regarding the upcoming AMD Cayman based cards. By the looks of it, some things have changed since the last slides, which we saw back in November. According to the latest specifications, the HD 6950 ended up clocked at 800MHz for the GPU and has 1408 Stream Processors, 22 SIMDs (two SIMDs less than the HD 6970) and 88 Texture Units. 

The info that we now have looks solid and it appears to be what AMD has been telling its partners and selected press about its upcoming Cayman based HD 6970 and the HD 6950 cards. The HD 6950 is capable of delivering 2.25 TFLOPs of compute power and uses the VLIW4 shader architecture, same as the HD 6970. 

The GDDR5 memory on HD 6950 cards ended up clocked at 1250MHz (5.0Gbps) and paired up with a 256-bit memory interface, which is a bit lower than the 5.5Gbps on the HD 6970. The interesting thing is that both cards will be equipped with 2GB of GDDR5 memory. 

The TDP, something that has been quite a debatable topic recently, is set at 200W. Note that 200W is AMD's PowerTune Maximum Power whereas typical gaming power is set at 140W. Idle TDP is set at 20W, same as the HD 6970. The card needs two 6-pin PCI-Express power connectors and has two DVI, two mini-DP and an HDMI output. 

The card has already found its way to some of the press guys, and should launch on 15th of December.


Last modified on Friday, 10 December 2010 15:36
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+79 #1 spigzone 2010-12-10 15:42
No mention of Nvidia.

Faud is going to be PISSED.
 
 
+31 #2 fuadzilla 2010-12-10 15:46
Quoting spigzone:
No mention of Nvidia.

Faud is going to be PISSED.


fuad has left the building...the site will be closed until further notice. please proceed to the nearest exit. damn you amd! now, lok what you've done to our beloved fuadzilla? 8)
 
 
+24 #3 RickyT23 2010-12-10 15:55
"both cards will have 2Gb of memory"

Well that got my attention, there had been a lot of rumors that the 6950 would only have 1Gb, which seemed strange to me.

If the 6950 is priced right, I think I may well be tempted (if the GTX 570 doesnt look better for £/fps)
 
 
-83 #4 Tr0y 2010-12-10 16:27
I am a little bit disappointed because of the memory interface. Only 256bit.

GTX 480 and GTX 580: 384bit
GTX 570 : 320bit

[edit] I get 8 thumbs down??? Only because I mention facts?
 
 
+11 #5 Blacky 2010-12-10 16:27
Those look like excellent numbers. Looking forward to see the benchmarks.
 
 
+35 #6 Steve-O 2010-12-10 17:08
Quoting Tr0y:
I am a little bit disappointed because of the memory interface. Only 256bit.

GTX 480 and GTX 580: 384bit
GTX 570 : 320bit







I am little more dissapointed by the lack of 2GB of VRAM on said video cards...and the ability to game on 3 monitors with only one card, blah blah blah.
 
 
+32 #7 Zone 2010-12-10 17:17
Quoting Tr0y:
I am a little bit disappointed because of the memory interface. Only 256bit.

GTX 480 and GTX 580: 384bit
GTX 570 : 320bit


1. In actual tests that stuff barely seems to matter.
2. Im disappointed that Nvidia lowered it from the 512bit the GTX285 had.
 
 
-22 #8 arclight 2010-12-10 17:40
Quote:
1408 Stream Processors



This card should have been HD 6930, QFT.
 
 
+6 #9 Bl0bb3r 2010-12-10 17:45
Quoting arclight:
Quote:
1408 Stream Processors



This card should have been HD 6930, QFT.








I know... it sounds awkward.

If performance numbers are "in the green" then maybe AMD will label the 1920 SP Cayman as 6990... just a thought. We might get back X2 suffix for dual GPU's!
 
 
+37 #10 redisnidma 2010-12-10 18:19
Slobodan, be careful of Fuad. I would't want you to compromise your job for posting fair, straightforward and professional-written articles that shows no bias to anyone.

Keep the good reporting.
 

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