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Argh..and heres me feeling hyped up for the volcanic islands to hit the markets with hopes crushed by the HD8000 series tongue.gif....Looking forward what the 8970 and maybe 8990 has to offer.
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Is this old news?
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Now it SweClockers knowledge that AMD also plans to synchronize the release of the next generation Radeon with Battlefield 4.

http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sweclockers.com%2Fnyhet%2F17078-amd-synkar-nya-radeon-med-battlefield-4
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If true, it's not exactly good news.  Isn't BF4 due in late October?

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If true, it's not exactly good news.  Isn't BF4 due in late October?

yep, October 29.
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The Hainan chip and Curacao chips were rumoured to be of the same specs as released here. the only difference is HD 8870 was Hainan XT and HD 8850 was Hainan Pro. Also it does not make sense to use Hainan chip for HD 8950. the Curacao chip is a much larger chip (420 sq mm) and needs a salvage part for yields.

http://videocardz.com/34981/amd-radeon-hd-8870-and-hd-8850-specifiation-leaked
http://videocardz.com/39041/meet-aruba-curacao-hainan-and-bonaire-the-codenames-radeon-hd-8000-series

HD 8970 - 2304 sp, 3 geometry engines, 8 ACE 2.0, 48 ROP, 6 GB GDDR5, 384 bit memory (1100 / 7000) for USD 600.
HD 8950 - 2048 sp, 3 geometry engines, 8 ACE 2.0, 48 ROP, 3 GB GDDR5, 384 bit memory (1000 / 6000) for USD 400 - 450.
HD 8870 - 1792 sp, 2 geometry engines, 8 ACE 2.0, 32 ROP, 2 GB GDDR5, 256 bit memory (1200 / 7000) for USD 300
HD 8850 - 1536 sp, 2 geometry engines, 8 ACE 2.0, 32 ROP, 2 GB GDDR5, 256 bit memory (1100 / 6000) for USD 230
HD 8830 - 1280 sp, 2 geometry engines, 8 ACE 2.0, 32 ROP, 2 GB GDDR5, 256 bit memory (1000 / 6000) for USD 200

also the 8 ACE 2.0 is identical to what the PS4 uses. This lineup would take the fight to Nvidia. God knows we need competition. If AMD can get this lineup released by July August it would be great.

How accurate has Videocardz.net been historically? I do realize it's all speculation at this point, but is there some degree of credibility?

Otherwise, that lineup looks pretty sweet. The 8970 should more or less trade blows with the Titan, maybe exceed once better drives come out. The 8950 should be able to hold its own against a 780 I would guess.
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How accurate has Videocardz.net been historically? I do realize it's all speculation at this point, but is there some degree of credibility?

Videocardz is more of a rumor aggregator and interpreter than anything else. As such, it's best to look at the sources linked at the bottom of their articles and judge accordingly.
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Videocardz is more of a rumor aggregator and interpreter than anything else. As such, it's best to look at the sources linked at the bottom of their articles and judge accordingly.

Videocardz has both rumors and confirmed articles, they post what they find.

AMD news are at rumored stages. It still can be true, like most of the GTX 780 and GTX 770 news.
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Yeah you are right in that Videocardz was pretty accurate about the 780 and 770 - or more accurately their sources were.
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