Originally Posted by Razi3l
Yea but just saying, midrange > midrange, highend > highend etc. If it's 300W though then explain Antilles lol. Also as i understand it that 300W rumor was from Fud.. and i don't really trust that place with AMD-related news
Either way i hope the 6970 isn't too hot.. or else i shall be disappoint
No that's the problem. You guys are forgetting a step. You could say the 5770 is the replacement of the 4770, but until HD6k there were no exact replacements for the 4870 and 4850 with Cypress exceeding $100 over the regular flagship GPUs.
6870 and 6850 are performance cards while 6950 and 6970 will be high end cards. 5770 is midrange/mainstream. $180-$230 can hardly be called midrange (or was 4870 midrange too back then?)
The TDP however was not a rumour by Fud, but was derived from an AMD slide:
I can't tell how AMD is going to cram 2x Cayman into an Antilles board, but I do know that 2x 6870 is already pushing the 300W spec. They'll find a solution for it though. What we do know is that the 6970 will have a 6 and 8 pin power connector and the 6950 will have 2x 6 pin connectors.
Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er
Same here unless these card have some crazy OC potential and better temps.
Yeah, the GTX 580 a nice addition to the list but far from special really. Well, I don't have any money left though. Besides now I'm forced to save up for a 'smart investment' by getting either Bulldozer or Sandy Bridge
My Q9550 780i setup is getting boring after 2 years