AMD Radeon HD 8990 Specs Tipped Online

Paul Lilly

A Spanish website posted a bevy of detailed specs for Advanced Micro Device's (AMD) upcoming Radeon HD 8000 Series graphics card, and assuming they're accurate, there will be a dual-GPU version launching in the second quarter of 2013. That coincides nicely with a recent report that AMD was pushing the launch of its entire Radeon HD 8000 Series into next year, though we're inclined to take the launch dates with a grain of salt.

According to a roadmap posted on, which we put through a Google Translation , two 8000 Series cards are slated to ship in Q4 2012. Time is running out for that to happen.

Launch dates aside, AMD's Radeon HD 8990 (Venus XTX) will sport 5.1 billion transistors (combined), 5,210 Stream Processors, 160 Texture Units per GPU, 48 ROP per GPU, a pair of 384-bit buses, and anywhere from 6GB to 12GB of memory clocked at 1250MHz. The GPUs will run at 950MHz.

Sitting far lower on the GPU food chain is the Radeon HD 8750 (Oland Pro) with 2.1 billion transistors, 768 Stream Processors, 40 Texure Units, 16 ROPs, a 128-bit bus, and 2GB of GDDR5 clocked at 1150MHz (the GPU will be clocked at 800MHz).

Several other cards sit in between, including the Radeon HD 8970 (Venux XT) and 8950 (Venus Pro), both of which are 384-bit parts. There will also be two 256-bit cards, the 8870 (Sun XT) and 8850 (Sun Pro), along with a single 192-bit card, the 8770 (Oland XT).

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