At the end of last week, a new wave of Internet rumors about impending exit cards Radeon HD 8000. It is alleged that due to the debut of the series GeForce 700 in Sunnyvale decided to make changes in the original plans, under which the HD 8000 hit the market no earlier than the fourth quarter. New date of release successors’ southern islands »- III quarter of this year.
Previously, the Radeon fresh will be presented to 28-nm products HD 8970 (Curacao XT), HD 8950 (Hainan XT), HD 8870 (Hainan Pro) and HD 8850 (Hainan LE). It is noteworthy that the islands of Curacao and Hainan, respectively, lapped by the waters of the Caribbean and the South China Sea, are of volcanic origin, so it is possible that they will be given the code name of Volcanic Islands, which has previously been associated with a 20-nm solutions. Limited 28-nm process technology issue , new items are the evolutionary development of the HD 7000.
The only thing worth noting – the application of the eight ACE (Asynchronous Compute Engines) of the second generation.
Indicative characteristics of high-end video card Radeon HD 8000 are as follows:
Radeon HD 8970 (Curacao XT):
- 2304 stream processors (SP), 144 TMU, 48 ROP, the memory bus is 384-bit, 6GB GDDR5, the frequency of 1100/7000 MHz, the performance of 5.07 teraflops, the price is $ 600;
Radeon HD 8950 (Hainan XT):
- 1792 SP, 112 TMU, 32 ROP, 256-bit, 4GB of GDDR5, 1200/7000 MHz, 4.3 teraflops, $ 400;
Radeon HD 8870 (Hainan Pro):
- 1536 SP, 96 TMU, 32 ROP, 256-bit, 2GB GDDR5, 1100/6000 MHz, 3.38 teraflops, $ 300;
Radeon HD 8850 (Hainan LE):
- 1280 SP, 80 TMU, 32 ROP, 256-bit, 2GB GDDR5, 1000/6000 MHz, 2.56 teraflops, $ 230.
According to rumors, Radeon HD 8950 will be on average 10% faster than the Radeon HD 7970.