AMD Announces Radeon HD 6900 Series of Video Cards

/ 6 years ago

Yesterday, during AMD’s financial analyst day, they officially announced the new Radeon HD 6900 series of video cards.

The nominated launch date is currently set for 29th November and we should see the two “Cayman” graphics cards or otherwise known as the Radeon HD 6950 and 6970 launched together. We’re also expecting the dual gpu Radeon 6990 nominated “Antilles” to be launched on Q1 2011 and should be the AMD flagship graphics card for next year.

Tech site Fudzilla have posted some specs of the soon-to-launch AMD Radeon HD 6970 card. They rumored that the Cayman coded card pack 1536 stream processors, 32ROPs, 96 Texture units and 2GB of GDDR5 memory. The card comes with two DVI ports, 2 mini Display ports and HDMI. The TDP of the card is still unknown at this present time.

Here are some hints about the specs :

Rumored specs of 6950:
SP: 1536
ROP: 32
TMU: 96

Believed spec of 6970:
4-way VLIW SP: 1920
Core clock: 900MHz

The Radeon HD 6950 is supposed to be faster than the current 5870 and on par or slightly behind the GTX480 from Nvidia.

On other hand the Radeon HD 6970 is rumoured to compete with a 5970 and GTX580. Until the cards are actually released and comparison tests made, we can only take these as said ‘rumours’

Remember back when AMD released the 5000 series? Supply and demand meant that the cards were in short supply for the first couple of months. Lets just hope AMD have learnt from this and we will hopefully be able to get our hands on this new series of graphics cards soon before Christmas.

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  • buburuza72

    haha now let`s see nvidia coming up with something new for that 6970 or 6990. it only gets interesting for us.

  • aruffell

    I don't think Nvidia will be releasing anything for a good while but i hear their partners will be making non-reference 580's soon 😀

  • tilica

    Agree. But i still wonder if the 6990 from AMD will take the first place 😎

  • theothersun

    Is nVidia usually slower than ATI at new graphics cards? I see so much more ATI cards than nVidia.

  • thebigbadwolf

    theothersun;13982 wrote: Is nVidia usually slower than ATI at new graphics cards? I see so much more ATI cards than nVidia.

    It varies between the 2, Nvidia currently have the fastest single GPU on the market.

  • buburuza72

    for now at least. 69xx is coming soon.

  • theothersun

    My gut is telling me that AMD 69xx will defeat the GTX 580. Remember the ati 5970? It pwned the gtx 480 and it was half the price.

  • tilica

    December is not too far away, we`ll see what happens