AMD: Southern Islands (7*** series) Speculation/ Rumour Thread

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  1. TKK

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    In addition, if Pitcairn has the same front-end as Tahiti (two setup engines), 24 CUs are more likely than 20. Since they're organised in groups of four, you need 4 or 6 groups of them (2 or 3 per setup) to maintain symmetry of the design.

    My guess for Pitcairn would be
    - same front-end,
    - 24 CUs,
    - 6 RenderBackends (24/96 color/Z-Stencil ROPs),
    - 512 KB L2, 256 bit and some GPGPU-related stuff removed or at least reduced.

    That would probably put it in the ~70% area ballpark, which would mean ~256mm² or pretty much the same size as RV770 and Barts, provided the 365mm² rumor for Tahiti is corect.
     
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    No. Or how does the 7950 with 28CUs or 7 groups of 4 CUs work? A setup engine in Tahiti is probably not fixed to a subset of the CUs.
     
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    And Capo Verde:
    - one setup engine
    - 12 CUs
    - 4 render-backends
    - 512KB L2, 128bit
     
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    192-Bit/384KiB should be also possible, with 128-Bit MC for Pro-SKU.
     
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    I took a bit of flak when I posted that back in July...
    Though my theorectical Cape Verde was 16CUs.

    http://semiaccurate.com/forums/showpost.php?p=127762&postcount=46
    http://forum.beyond3d.com/showthread.php?p=1569288#post1569288

    Everybody was harping about how AMD has been doing half the highend to the midrange and the exception was Barts.
     
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    The max resolution in that listing isn't close to being correct.
     
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    Neither is DX version nor amount of DVIs, nor the clocks according to slides anyway (as 1GHz was advertised as where the chips (in general) can be OC'd to)
     
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    Forget those, just look at the price.
     
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    You can charge anything you want for a product you don't have. Nearly 20% of that is tax anyway. If it's faster than the gtx580 I wouldn't expect a lower MSRP.
     
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    And still specs wrong, 3x dvi :D
     
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    it's unlikely for first batch cards but maybe it is asus's 3 slot monster :cool:
     
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    Only way to do that would be putting active adapter on the pcb, there won't be more than 2 TMDS transmitters
     
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    Maybe it isn't wrong at all :)
     
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    Well the slides already stated 1x dvi + 1x hdmi + 2x mDP + full width exhaust
     
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    They are gonna shoot themselves in the foot, the leg, the arse and the head if that's the actual price. Only the super wealthy/fanboi's will spend £500 to upgrade 20% from a 6970 or a 580. Especially when the new NV card is expected only 2 or so months away. I've held out for 3.5 years for a card thats gonna be me beneficial increases over my 4870x2, at a decent price point. The 7970 is so far NOT this card.
     
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    What if it's not 20%? I've heard that "The card will leave no room for questioning anything no matter which camp you vow for", if you get what I mean
    Also, highend Kepler isn't really expected 'till almost 6 months from now
     
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    I *really* hope you're right, cos I'm itching to replace this card now, but I'm seeing specs that are falling fast (eg ROPs 64 -> 32, BW 8GHz -> 5.5GHz etc). I know that this is all rumour and nothing is confirmed, but it was looking like a 100% improvement max over a 6970 with the best of specs, and that has reduced in pretty much every way by now.

    A £500 card better perform near to a 6990, or it's gonna be a laughing stock.
     
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    If it's consistently 20% faster than the GTX 580, what does that leave to question?
     
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