AMD Radeon HD 9970 Specifications Speculations

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Matsushima

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Great to hear that it will be released sometime in 2013. I hope they will not rebadge the low-end (6450>7450/7470 6570>7570 5450>7350 6670>7670) models this time.
 

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The chip is called Hawaii, and the actual Hawaii Islands were formed by volcanic activity.
Hopefully Steamroller will be out around the same time to form a dream pair.
 

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So essentially it's a 7990 on a single GPU? Hopefully every other card is improved that much (mostly double in specs, like streams and TMU's). So iirc that'd be a 9750 being about a 7850 and a 9850 being about a 7970. Do want.
 

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i know that TSMC announced few days ago that their 20 nm will be ready for production only in 2014. So, now we are sure that the fab for GPU HD8xxx will be Globalfoundries with planar transistor
 

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"While there has been no official word, it appears that the HD 8000 series GPUs will be skipped entirely for desktops."
BECAUSE IT HAS TO BE OVER 9000!!!!
 

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"Volcanic Islands GPUs will be baked on a 20 nm lithography" Now only if they could get their CPU's and APU's baked on 20nm lithography to compete with Intel's 22nm processors.
 

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AMD goes two generations before a process change. this is on 20nm, meaning that it's a process change. there are 8xxx OEMs out there on 28nm, so this naming convention makes sense.
 

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I wonder what numbers their GDDR6 cards will use. Are they going to go down the X path again (like the old Radeon X800)?
 

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Is it wrong that I'm more interested in this than any Volcanic Islands speculations? Don't get me wrong, I'm excited for new video cards (especially these), but rumors are rumors. I'm content to wait for real reports instead of getting all hyped up on "leaks."
 
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