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Monday, 18 October 2010 10:31

Radeon HD 6870 has 1120 shaders

Written by Fuad Abazovic


900MHz, arch 5D
We realized that we have never mentioned the shader number of the Barts XT part and the number of Shaders is 1120. These shaders are arch 5D and the Radeon HD 6850 also has arch 5D shaders. In AMD’s case they run at the same clock as the GPU, which is 900MHz for the faster card and they can bring quite a lot of performance.

Our first reports indicate that you can expect a 15 to 20 percent better score than a default clocked Geforce GTX 460 and this is the card that AMD targets with Radeon HD 6870. The overclocked Geforce GXT 460 should stand a much better chance but it will probably come much closer to Radeon HD 6870 price. Compared to Radeon HD 5850, the new Radeon HD 6870 is some 5 percent faster, but as you can expect it ends up losing from HD 5870. We do believe that AMD plans to phase out Radeon HD 5800 boards shortly after it launches the first Radeon HD 6000 series products, as it doesn't want to compete with its own parts.

As for the retail market, HD 6870 will definitely outsell 5870 as end users usually buy bigger numbers.
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+35 #1 dan 2010-10-18 10:43
This is a direct contradiction of what Charlie has said at SemiAccurate (he explained weeks ago that Northern Islands shaders are 4D). We'll see who's sources are right, won't we Fudo?
 
 
+39 #2 freaq 2010-10-18 10:50
indeed, very weird,
as most soruces claim 320 clusters,
and instead of being 5D shaders, them being 4D, making the calculation simply:

320*5 = 1600
320*4 = 1280

explaining the decrease in "shaders" but that without losing a lot of actual shading power.
 
 
+58 #3 inextinguishable 2010-10-18 10:56
In title you written Radeon HD6870 has 1120 shaders, and later you writing that Bart XT has 1280 shaders?
What you drunk today ?
 
 
-24 #4 Super XP 2010-10-18 11:08
Yes people buy bigger numbers despite the fact HD 6870 is slower than HD 5870. Nice move AMD, hope it doesn't back fire on you when people see benchmarks, having a next gen lose out vs. its current gen.
 
 
+50 #5 boobster 2010-10-18 11:09
Quoting Fuad:
As for the retail market, HD 6870 will definitely outsell 5870 as end users usually buy bigger numbers.



End users usually buy videocards with elves and girls wearing battlearmor on them. Where did you go to college?
 
 
+37 #6 boobster 2010-10-18 11:10
and the reason it will sell better is because it has a lot lower MSRP.
 
 
-1 #7 freaq 2010-10-18 11:17
Quoting inextinguishabl e:
In title you written Radeon HD6870 has 1120 shaders, and later you writing that Bart XT have 1280 shaders?
What you drunk today ?


it's probably liek the gtx 480 ho has one block of 32 shaders deactivated, going form 512 to 480 shaders for yield purposes.

probably this is the same idea
 
 
+31 #8 loadwick 2010-10-18 11:22
And there is nVidia boasting about 3D, AMD have 5D!!
 
 
+14 #9 arclight 2010-10-18 11:35
I'm really interested in seing how the GPU was modified/improved. So far the biggest improvement for Barts seems to be the shaders. By the way, when is the official launch date? Today ,18th, or 21st?
 
 
+19 #10 Stewox 2010-10-18 11:38
Quote:
As for the retail market, HD 6870 will definitely outsell 5870 as end users usually buy bigger numbers.


what?

6870 will outsell it because it's a mid range product , it's because of the naming scheme change, they're moving stuff up since the FUSION is so good it will replace low end very much.
 

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