Friday, 15 October 2010 09:26

AMD's HD 6800 series gets listed

Written by Slobodan Simic
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HD 6850 at €189, HD 6870 at €255

Thanks to early listings of HD 6850 we can see initial pricing and confirm the clocks that were already leaked a while back. The listing, which was noticed by the guys from Dinoxpc.com, comes from Dutch based e-tailer and shows Sapphire's HD 6850 and HD 6870 cards.

The HD 6850 works at 725MHz for the GPU, comes with 1GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 4000MHz and is paired up with a 256-bit memory interface. The picture is unfortunately unavailable but we doubt that it will be any different than earlier pixellized cards, and partners will probably show their own versions at a later date. This one is priced at €189, which should rougly translate to US$199.99.

HD 6870 is listed at €255 and we honestly hope that US pricing upon launch will be set at $249.99 but bear in mind that these are early listings and that pricing might end up even lower. 

You can check out the original post here and you can find the cards listed here and here. And yes, we stashed a screenshot just in case AMD decides to give a nice phone call to either Sapphire or the mentioned e-tailer.


Last modified on Friday, 15 October 2010 09:35
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+16 #1 hellfire 2010-10-15 09:44
so is it 250$ or 250€?

in here where I live, 250€=350$ so this kinda matters

for 250$ I will buy it for sure
 
 
-56 #2 RickyT23 2010-10-15 10:13
6850 sounds like a rebrand of the 5850. Bummer - I bet you can't crossfire a 6850 with a 5850 either. I guess I'll have to snaffle a cheap 5850 when I see one, before they stop distributing them completely :(
 
 
+10 #3 guideX 2010-10-15 10:23
Quoting RickyT23:
So I assume that they have moved on to a smaller fabrication process for the chip, and that the architecture has been improved to handle tesselation better


You would be wrong in assuming a smaller fabrication process, they are still utilizing TSMC's 40NM Low-K technology and they have made a fundamental change in the way the card handles load. A major architectural difference has occured with the streaming processors, it went from 4+1 to 4 mainstream powerful sps which are not only going to make it more efficient but also make coding easier, now all the SP's will be used properly as before nobody bothered tuning their software.

Sounds like a rebrand? sure... just like your "1GB" Nvidia GTX 460 is a re brand of my ATi "1gb" 4850...
 
 
+10 #4 hellfire 2010-10-15 10:27
minus for me? why? ive just asked about pricing
 
 
-25 #5 RickyT23 2010-10-15 10:30
Quoting guideX:
Quoting RickyT23:
6850 sounds like a rebrand of the 5850. Bummer


You idiot, you know nothing about shaders and are talking nonsense.
Buy a GTX 480, a new fridge and stop posting.


Troll!!! That was my first post too. :(

The HD 6850 works at 725MHz for the GPU, comes with 1GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 4000MHz and is paired up with a 256-bit memory interface

That's the same sort of spec as a 5850, isn't it! Same clocks, interface and VRAM. So I assume that they have moved on to a smaller fabrication process for the chip, and that the architecture has been improved to handle tesselation better. But it doesn't sound like it's performance in, say, a DirectX9 game, is going to be much different.
 
 
-31 #6 RickyT23 2010-10-15 10:32
So anyway, you are obviously a lost cause, youre head has dissappeared into your rectum and you are'nt very nice. Im not an idiot. And it DOES sound like a rebrand of a 5850. I said it "sounds like" a rebrand. And it does.
 
 
-13 #7 boobster 2010-10-15 10:35
Quoting RickyT23:
Troll!!! That was my first post too. :(



Don't listen to that meanie Ricky! He probably can't even touch a vagina without paying
 
 
+17 #8 hellfire 2010-10-15 10:36
Quoting RickyT23:
Troll!!! That was my first post too. :(

The HD 6850 works at 725MHz for the GPU, comes with 1GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 4000MHz and is paired up with a 256-bit memory interface

That's the same sort of spec as a 5850, isn't it!

despite having 800SP and not 1440 while having nearly same perfomance?

Quoting RickyT23:
So I assume that they have moved on to a smaller fabrication process for the chip,


the trick is..its SAME 40nm, still chip is much smaller than one in 58xx (230mm compared to 330mm)
 
 
+6 #9 RickyT23 2010-10-15 10:39
So my 5850 is still gonna be (slightly) faster than a 6850?
 
 
+15 #10 hellfire 2010-10-15 10:40
Quoting RickyT23:
So my 5850 is still gonna be (slightly) faster than a 6850?

in dx9\10 most likely. Still 6850 will be notably less expencive, cooler and (who knows) maybe better in dx11
 

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