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Tuesday, 19 October 2010 11:31

AMD confirms HD 6800 launch date

Written by Fudzilla staff


Friday
AMD has confirmed that it will introduce Barts-based HD 6800 series cards on Friday, so basically it has just confirmed what we've been saying for weeks. Basically, we're just gloating.

The company has also released the first official photos of the HD 6870 and HD 6850. No surprises here either, we've already seen them.

We're expecting to see the first listings and proper benchmarks over the next couple of days, but the HD 6800 series already looks like a winner. Mind you, considering what it's up against, this is hardly a surprise.

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+13 #1 JWellington 2010-10-19 12:18
AMD/ATI sure has increased the attractiveness of their graphic cards over the last few generations, starting with the 4000 series.
OT: Will the Cayman XT card be double the power of Barts XT, the same way that Cypress was to Juniper?
 
 
-7 #2 Wolfesteinabhi 2010-10-19 12:27
Quoting JWellington:
AMD/ATI sure has increased the attractiveness of their graphic cards over the last few generations, starting with the 4000 series.
OT: Will the Cayman XT card be double the power of Barts XT, the same way that Cypress was to Juniper?


from whatever has been already written about Caymen..i would say YES ..its around 300W
 
 
-23 #3 thematrix606 2010-10-19 12:49
From http://www.fudzilla.com/graphics/item/20465-rumoured-hd-6800-performance-leaks-out : "the upcoming HD 6800 series ends up marginally slower than the HD 5800 series"

Yet now you say: "the HD 6800 series already looks like a winner."

A slower winner?

Make up your mind... you might want to COMMUNICATE INTERNALLY. Kthnxbye.
 
 
+14 #4 nele 2010-10-19 13:23
Quoting thematrix606:
From http://www.fudzilla.com/graphics/item/20465-rumoured-hd-6800-performance-leaks-out : "the upcoming HD 6800 series ends up marginally slower than the HD 5800 series"

Yet now you say: "the HD 6800 series already looks like a winner."

A slower winner?

Make up your mind... you might want to COMMUNICATE INTERNALLY. Kthnxbye.




The 6800 is not a Cypress replacement, hence I don't see what you're getting at.

It will end up some 30 percent faster than the 5700 series, which it's replacing.
 
 
-10 #5 thematrix606 2010-10-19 15:07
Quoting nele:
Quoting thematrix606:
From http://www.fudzilla.com/graphics/item/20465-rumoured-hd-6800-performance-leaks-out : "the upcoming HD 6800 series ends up marginally slower than the HD 5800 series"

Yet now you say: "the HD 6800 series already looks like a winner."

A slower winner?

Make up your mind... you might want to COMMUNICATE INTERNALLY. Kthnxbye.




The 6800 is not a Cypress replacement, hence I don't see what you're getting at.

It will end up some 30 percent faster than the 5700 series, which it's replacing.


I know. But you would not get that from the articles you read on here.
 
 
+2 #6 Bl0bb3r 2010-10-19 15:53
Does the 6850 have those outputs or is it a photoshopped 6870? Hm...

Edit: apparently it does. More at TPU.

Also here are the reasons why Barts is 6800:
- Radeon HD 6800 series is too fast to sell at the price points HD 5700 series sells, so it warrants a slightly higher price point.
- Selling at those price-points won't go well with the 6700 series brand-identifier, hence HD 6800 series. Instead HD 6800 will fall in the same league which both GPU vendors refer to as the "gamer's sweet-spot", which figuratively is a price range between $199~$249.
- AMD wants to consolidate all high-end SKUs into the Radeon HD 6900 series, it's wasteful letting a low-volume, ultra-high end, dual-GPU SKU occupy the whole of it.
 
 
+3 #7 thomasg 2010-10-19 19:47
"basically it has just confirmed what we've been saying for weeks"
Weren't you saying the 12th until about the 11th? :P
 
 
+4 #8 arclight 2010-10-19 19:58
Good to hear, it's so close i can feel it in the air, i can feel it in the water....wait wait wasn't that in the LOTR opening? Excuse me, I guess i got side tracked.
 

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