Rounding Up Leaked Specs of AMD's Radeon HD 9970 Graphics Card

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Ch0plol

I'm assuming these are going to release around October bundled with Battlefield 4 since AMD acquired the sponsor deal with EA.

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praetor_alpha

I remember when the Radeon 9800 cards were the best around. Looks like some things don't change.

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warptek2010

At least AMD can still compete here in the GPU arena. Let's hope those specs are at least partly correct. If true, I can imagine what a monster the pro workstation version of this GPU would be.

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vrmlbasic

I could definitely use a new GPU. I'm ready to retire my 68XX crossfire to my backup machine and pop a more powerful GPU into my primary machine and I'm ready to do it with a 9000-series GPU.

C'mon AMD, make it happen.

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jgottberg

What is it with this "leaked" stuff? Does that just mean unofficial product announcement?

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AFDozerman

Actually, looking around the net, the general consensus is that it is an Opteron APU or else is just horseshit. The original author who leaked this actually said something about "demonstrating performance scaling based on transistor shrink".

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curzon_dax

TSMC is unable to mass produce 20nm until Early 2014 i.e. they are forced to use 28nm for an October-ish release.

This is confirmed by several TSMC related sources.

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AFDozerman

I believe I heard something about globalfoundaries and a 20nm process that is nearly ready.

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Hey.That_Dude

That does assume they use TSMC.

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Hey.That_Dude

That card looks sexy. And, if that's really 20nm, I wonder if it's Bulk or the nice fully depleted SOI that Global Foundries has been working on.

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joeyjr

If you want to see an sample pic look here:

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Sapphire-Lets-Customers-Test-Radeon-HD-9970-Curacao-XT-Graphics-Card-367217.shtml

shame 2013 DM not in oct/nov, IB-E and HD9970 coud of been, but it is still way cool.

thanks paul

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satrain18

So, what happened to the HD8970?

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AETAaAS

IIRC, 8xxx series skipped for discrete desktop parts (mobile and APUs still get them). Desktop cards jump straight to 9xxx.

If these specs are correct, that is a very impressive card. Make it happen AMD. :)

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Xenite

Sexah... completely over the top and unneeded for gaming, but sexah.

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Jieddo

What in the world is a Radeno HD 9970?

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joshnorem

That would be a cool name for a SFF GPU.

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AFDozerman

Hopefully, this will lead to a drop in price on the 7970s. I'd love to grap a pair for trifire.

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thedo114

Wonder what the price is gonna be on one of those bad boys. Those specs dont make any sense like 20 nm is way to soon it will probably be on 28 nm. But I'm eager to see what the red team has been cooking for us.

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curzon_dax

Not just likely, they are forced to use 28nm for an October-ish release since TSMC is unable to mass produce 20nm until early 2014. This is confirmed by several TSMC related sources.

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thedo114

Yeah that was my point we wont have 20nm card until late next year

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Chronologist

Good, good. Let the GPU wars recommence! Blood for the Blood God!