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OskyATL
09-16-2012, 02:17 AM
According to the source, Radeon HD 8870 would be as fast as GeForce GTX 680, that’s 30% faster than GTX 660 Ti. Card would be clocked at 1050 MHz for base, and 1100 MHz for boost. So it seems that AMD will also implement their PowerTune feature for next series. There’s a noticeable increase in memory bandwidth (192GB/s). New Radeon HD 8870 would have effective memory clock around 6GHz (assuming it would be 256-bit interface). Leaked data also reveal that new mid-range/high-end GPU would have a TDP of 160W, that’s a 15W lower than Pitcairn-based HD 7870.

date says release friday but not sure how relevant this is currently

http://videocardz.com/34981/amd-radeon-hd-8870-and-hd-8850-specifiation-leaked

Skinnysloth
09-16-2012, 01:56 PM
At a price of $279 and at a similar speed of a gtx 680, the radeon 8870 would be very attractive. If anything, it'll drive the price of the 680 down. Win/win for everyone here. Of course this is all speculation at this point, we'll have to wait for benchmarks and reviews before any concrete conclusions can be made. Still very exciting news.

Shadman
09-16-2012, 09:40 PM
You say Win/Win, I say $ gone from spending so much on my 680 :P

whitespider
09-16-2012, 09:45 PM
I don't get graphics cards for numbers. I get graphics cards for numbers that I can perceive. Notice the plural in that.