AMD introduced the Radeon HD 2900 Pro yesterday, but the company appears to have more mid-range cards up its sleeve. At least, one would think so after a trip to the Chinese-language Coolaler forums, where a member has gotten hold of an MSI prototype card based on an unannounced AMD RV670 graphics processor.
Judging by the automated translation and a few Catalyst Control Center screenshots posted in the forum thread, the card's "RV670-XTX" GPU is based on TSMC's 55nm process technology, packs 320 stream processors, runs at 600MHz, and features Shader Model 4.1 capability. The card also has a 256-bit memory bus, 256MB of Hynix GDDR3 memory clocked at 900MHz, PCI Express 2.0 support, and a single-slot cooler. Despite the single-slot cooler, the RV670 GPU appears to be fairly voluminous, and the prototype card is outfitted with a six-pin PCI Express power connector.
Previous rumors we've heard regarding the RV670 GPU talked of Radeon HD 2950 Pro and Radeon HD 2950 GT graphics cards scheduled for a launch either at the end of this year or at the start of the next. Where the prototype card's "XTX" suffix fits into that pattern isn't clear, however. Thanks to Fudzilla for the tip.
|1. BIF - $340||2. Ryu Connor - $250||3. mbutrovich - $250|
|4. YetAnotherGeek2 - $200||5. End User - $150||6. Captain Ned - $100|
|7. Anonymous Gerbil - $100||8. Bill Door - $100||9. ericfulmer - $100|
|10. dkanter - $100|
|PowerColor Devil Box cages high-performance graphics cards||18|
|Razer unsheathes the Blade Pro gaming laptop||2|
|Acer XB241YU G-Sync display stalks the FreeSync competition||10|
|Samsung builds 8GB LPDDR4 packages on its 10-nm process||3|
|Latest Nintendo console can Switch form factors on the fly||80|
|Doom update adds Arcade Mode and other goodies||9|
|Microsoft researchers want you to touch VR objects||12|
|TR's October 2016 peripheral staff picks||39|
|Phanteks Enthoo Luxe and Pro M get the glass touch||9|
|A real "console monitor" would be 720p @ 30 Hz ;P||+55|