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AMD Radeon HD 6950 specifications unravelled

Posted on Monday, December 13 2010 @ 21:49:45 CET by

Earlier today Bright Side of News published the specifications of the AMD Radeon HD 6970 and now the site follows up with some leaked slides of the Radeon HD 6950. This model features 22 SIMD units, has 1408 stream processors and a 256-bit memory bus. The core is clocked at 800MHz and the 2GB GDDR5 has a frequency of 5000MHz. Typical idle power consumption is 20W, typical gaming power use is rated at 140W and the PowerTune Maximum Limit is 200W. Outputs include dual-DVI, dual-Mini DisplayPort and HDMI.
The impressive bit about this "lower spec" part is that it also brings 32 ROP units, i.e. is capable of outputting 32 pixels per clock, with 88 Texture Units. 32 ROPs is the same amount as the Radeon HD 5870 and the HD 6970. This is a change from the previous architectures, where a model bearing the mark "50" would have a cut down pixel output.

At 800MHz, the computing power is set at 2.25 TFLOPS in Single Precision and 563 GFLOPS in Dual Precision [all in IEEE754 format]. To us, it will be quite interesting to see just how much AMD increased the architectural efficiency if this part is compared clock-per-clock with HD 5850.
The performance of the Radeon HD 6950 is expected to be faster than the GeForce GTX 470 but slower than the GeForce GTX 570.



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