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Advanced Micro Devices has demonstrated the graphics card that is expected to be most powerful on the planter. Based on two leading-edge code-named Cayman graphics processing units (GPUs), the novelty is supposed to enable exceptional performance in modern games at high resolutions.

Matt Skynner, the head of graphics products group at AMD, showed off the graphics card that is expected to replace the ATI Radeon HD 5970. The novelty is projected to offer higher performance than the previous-generation product and improve speed in demanding video games.


AMD Demos "Antilles". Image By IT.OC.Com.Tw

The card itself does not look extraordinary: it definitely is large, but it seems that it can fit into majority of computer cases utilized by performance enthusiasts. It also looks like the product will use two external power connectors and will support 4-way CrossFireX multi-GPU configuration.

AMD's Radeon HD 6990 is expected to be based on two Cayman GPUs, but the exact specs of those chips are unclear.

Tags: ATI, AMD, Radeon, antilles, Cayman, 40nm, Northern Islands

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Anyone else curious if they will enable more SIMD units per core on this model?

It was delayed, which bodes well for that happening if it can. They had no real strategic reason to delay it with 570/580 arguably similar and better performing solutions. I seriously doubt they're waiting for GTX560. Yields are obviously part of the scenario, yields of what are the question.

IMHO they need to release something that will compete with a 'gtx560x2' at GTX460 speeds (~675mhz). Given the TDP of even a card such a 6950, and the cap of 300W, they would be best off enabling as many units as possible because (stock) clock speed is going to be fairly low.
0 0 [Posted by: turtle  | Date: 01/22/11 07:28:13 PM]
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Advanced Micro Devices has demonstrated the graphics card that is expected to be most powerful on the planter.



.... on the planet. <---- This is what I think you mean. I usually don't post on typos but it is the first sentence and I couldn't resist.

On topic though, this is probably going to be a badass card, which I hope brings nVidia to bring out their own dual GPU card. A dual GTX560 Ti would be really nice since I can't SLI on my P45 board. I can crossfire but I like nVidia due to CUDA and Physx. A dual GPU card like the hopefully-soon-to-be-released GTX560x2 Ti would be fantastic.
0 0 [Posted by: iLLz  | Date: 01/23/11 12:22:31 AM]
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Good. But still the 5970 card is the fastest on the planet. So now ATI will have 2 most powerful cards??? Nice.
0 0 [Posted by: TAViX  | Date: 01/23/11 01:10:48 PM]
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