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[WCCF] AMD Radeon HD 8970 Pictured – Features Curacao XT Core With 2304 SPs  

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In addition to the picture, the site has also leaked alleged specifications of the Radeon HD 8970 GPU. According to them, the GPU is powered by the 28nm Curacao XT core which features 2304 stream processors, 48 Raster operators and a 3 GB GDDR5 memory running along a 384-bit wide interface. The core operates at 1000 MHz or 1 GHz clock speed while the memory is configured at 6500 MHz or 6.5 GHz effective frequency. The TDP of the card is a bit higher than the Radeon HD 7970 at 250W compared to 210W.The picture itself is quiet surprising, the card may look shorter than its predecessor HD 7970 but infact is around the same length and has a design scheme similar to the Radeon HD 7990. The side pattern and the fans are the same ones used on the Radeon HD 7990 so it could be a cut down version of the cooler we saw on AMD’s dual chip mammoth.

Source:http://wccftech.com/rumor-amd-radeon-hd-8970-pictured-features-curacao-xt-core-2304-sps/
     
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The card is probably fast and awesome but they really need to work on the looks.
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I may have to go with the red team this time, done a green build now its time for a red one.
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AMD did say they were going to use a better, different cooler on the 8000 series then what the 7000 series had so this might be legit...

It has 12% more shader cores too..... So should be a decent match to Titan...
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Now just attach a competitive price and bring down those Nvidia prices.
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AMD did say they were going to use a better, different cooler on the 8000 series then what the 7000 series had so this might be legit...

It has 12% more shader cores too..... So should be a decent match to Titan...

lachen.gif This isnt a titan killer
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My first thought when I saw this on 4chan was that this has to be one of the worst looking cards ever.

However as I said in the thread about a possible E3 announcement from AMD, if it's a shoop, it's a really good one.
 
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To quote a wise OCNer (paraphrase), "This is one of the times I wish I had children to trade for this..."
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550$, whatever.
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My first thought when I saw this on 4chan was that this has to be one of the worst looking cards ever.

However as I said in the thread about a possible E3 announcement from AMD, if it's a shoop, it's a really good one.

Not good looking but quite and cool. If you CF then you should be considering Water.
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