Originally Posted by Somenoob
It has 800 Stream Processors. These Stream processors are in SIMD arrays. If this is like R600 then the 800SPs/5 =160 shaders. There isn't 480 of anything as far as I know. First the rumor was that R700 would have 480 Stream processors, which doesn't make since(Stream processor:TMU ratio would be different). It turns out AMD planted that rumor and surprised everyone with the 800 Stream processor count. The words Stream processor and Shader Processor are interchanged a lot but with ATi cards they are 2 very different things.
I've been lied to all my life... Wait, R600 had 320SPs, 64 groups of 5 SPs in which 4 were capable of mathematical calculations and the 5th was universal, then the 480SPs would have been 96 groups of 5 SPs that are identical to those in R600. ATI uses the RingBus architecuter, so I'm very confused.
EDIT: Your explanation must be inaccurate because the shader core and core clock are different speeds now.