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A Chinese web-site has published what it claims to be the first image of the next-generation Radeon graphics card. The new board, which the web-site calls "Cayman XT" and which is likely to be the most powerful single-chip solution by ATI, graphics business unit of Advanced Micro Devices, resembles current-generation graphics solutions.

The alleged ATI Cayman XT graphics card is equipped with two mini-DisplayPort connectors, an HDMI port as well as two dual-link DVI-I connectors. The configuration of output ports is different from ATI Radeon HD 5870 and 5970 graphics cards. Moreover, the cooling system no longer carries "ATI Radeon" logotype on top and does not have a red line in the middle of its surface. Still, the board features "ATI Radeon premium graphics" logo on its fan, not the recently launched "AMD Radeon graphics" label.

Based on the image published by Chiphell web-site (which probably believed that placing one of its logotype on an image was not enough to be remembered), the new Cayman XT graphics board required at least two 6-pin PCI Express power connectors. In addition, it can be observed that the card itself is pretty long.

Publication of the image means that graphics cards featuring the forthcoming graphics processing units (GPUs) from ATI/AMD already exist and China-based companies can already access them. Given the fact that it is rumoured that the next-generation ATI Radeon HD 6000-series graphics processors are set to be formally launched in the second half of October, it is time for add-in-card makers to start testing the boards made under supervision of AMD and work on their own designs.

AMD did not comment on the news-story.

Tags: ATI, Radeon, AMD, Cayman, Southern Islands, Northern Islands

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Still, dropping the ATi brand and several brands like FireGL is a horrible idea
0 0 [Posted by: East17  | Date: 09/06/10 08:49:07 AM]
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no it isn't
0 0 [Posted by: taltamir  | Date: 09/07/10 12:55:09 PM]
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Many people talk about the brand name of ATI. I dont believe it will make much of a difference. Keeping the Radeon logo should be more than enough. Anybody who floows ATI knows that ATI has been bought by AMD, so he should understand its the same thing nowdays. People who dont know this fact, dont have follow current events, and its unimportant for them if its called ATI or AMD.

If I did not bother for 4 years and wanted to figure out what is good for my system I would just read the reviews, and not dismiss AMD for not having a reputation in GPUs like nVidia.

I understand being nostalgic, but that does not mean they will lose business because of it
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Mmm....5 ports standard. Likely 4 ports can work at the same time. Bring on Squarefinity and Rectanglefinity!

0 0 [Posted by: turtle  | Date: 09/06/10 10:52:12 AM]
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Meh. When are the 7800 series cards due? I thought it was about this time next year?
Anyway these 6800 cards look like place holders till AMD brings on the 7800 series. My 5850 will well and truely hold out for another 12 months.
0 0 [Posted by: dizzystuff  | Date: 09/06/10 03:57:00 PM]
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GO FOR MORE ON PICTURES OF AMD RADEON HD 6770
and INTEL SANDYBRIDGE PROCESSOR IN COMPETITION TO BULLDOZER, BENCHMARK SAYS HOW WELL IT UTILIZE ALL THE COES
http://lensfire.blogspot....earch/label/leaked%20news
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No caps, please!
0 0 [Posted by: Tester128  | Date: 09/07/10 01:27:43 PM]
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ATI RADEON 6000 SERIES to release on OCTOBER 25
http://lensfire.blogspot....series-to-release-on.html
Ati Radeon 6000 series cards - READY FOR RELEASE
http://lensfire.blogspot....ries-cards-ready-for.html
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 09/07/10 12:38:10 PM]
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unreal 3D card ...

its also interesting how Intel is going to get in to this business of graphics cores and chips.... i wonder , why can't they surprise us? with something of this shape, of this nature in PCI x press form factor with a GPU that will be as exciting as the day the Pentium II came out!???? i would love to see those days back again!
0 0 [Posted by: mike1101  | Date: 09/08/10 06:04:54 AM]
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