AMD: R9xx Speculation

Discussion in 'Architecture and Products' started by Lukfi, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. AlphaWolf

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    So what does the leaked pricing tell you about the performance of Cayman:?:
     
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    It's a GTX580 killer :runaway:
     
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    Some trusted member at guru3d just posted this :
    http://forums.guru3d.com/showpost.php?p=3804983&postcount=70

    I don't know about his credibility , but they describe him as a well respected member and an AMD fan .

    Is this for real ? I can't believe this ..
     
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    Do you think the cayman xt is going to trade blows in performance with the 570 and carry a much higher price?
     
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    Absolutely not Of course .. unless the leaked prices are worng .
     
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    Doesn't say anything about gaming performance - only that its disappointing to the LN2 crowd, which cares more about breaking the 3dMark records.

    And that's expected too though - synthetics utilize VLIW-5 probably a lot more efficiently than gaming, and so going from 1600 -> 1536 would be a decrease in actual shading power
     
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    Slow Speed Board.

    And the plot thickens.

    Silly season is really quite entertaining, nonetheless.
     
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    I need a fresh batch of popcorn, extra butter this time :D
     
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    yes yes, slow slow cayman:evil::evil::twisted::twisted:


    now go sleep and have sweet dreams. :razz:
     
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    He said, "No slow speed 6970XT".... which from what I can gather is true.
     
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    What is "6970XT"? Is there a 6970PRO, too? Maybe the PRO is the slow one and XT is the fast one :twisted:
     
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    AMD is adding an "XT" suffix? This is a step back from their recent naming simplicity if true. Edit: Or comment above me :) Either way though, it should be 6970 and 6980. not XT and Pro.

    I've been through this rigamarole many times recently, is AMD's part faster than the fastest or not? My guess is as always, it will compete with GTX570, not GTX580. That's AMD's way. But I do hope for more. Perhaps with Neliz hints, maybe it gets to 5% of GTX 580 which would be pretty nice.
     
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    I think the PRo&XT go on the same board.
     
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    Dammit, where are my damn LN2 numbers that I asked for yesterday!!!
     
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    This is all part of AMD's disinformation campaign. You see, they sent out a lot of samples with various clocks and SIMD counts, and various more or less misleading stickers:

    • Slow Speed Board
    • Fast Speed Board
    • Moderate Speed Board
    • Light Speed Board
    • Ludicrous Speed Board
    • Super Fluffy Bunny Edition Board…
     
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    Then how do reviewers do their job? That's what makes that whole story unlikely. Cant have Anand posting a review of the fast board and [H] getting the slow one exactly, now can we.
     
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    The "slow speed board" pictured above? :grin:
    Slow speed doesn't necessarily mean bad. At low speeds, you are usually safer and the comfort is higher. Low speeds makes you simply feel better. The ability to enjoy low speeds shows distinction and is generally considered a sign of great sense of responsibility.
     
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