Neoseeker : News : ATI's next generation of video cards expected around September
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Shadow of Death Jul 10, 09
Whoo, the rumored specs seem pretty good from my point of view, not that I really know What the heck I'm looking at....Higher numbers = good though XD
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kspiess Jul 10, 09
Important stuff in the German image : shadereinheiten= shader processors; chiptakt = core clock; speichertakt = memory clock
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Darkness Flame Jul 10, 09
Well, this makes me pretty sure on the 1200 Stream Processors, as I've heard that number for these cards for a while now.

As for the "dual-core GPU" part, that sounds about as likely as nVidia's GeForce 300 Series being a cGPU design and using MIMD instead of SIMD. Then again, when you look at how each company has been trying to out innovate the other ...
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kspiess Jul 10, 09
The dual core thing doesn't make sense to me, but ya, that rumor has been persistent.

I don't think it would even make tons of sense for them to have the HD 5870 X2 a 1-GPU, dual-core'd model. It would seem less expensive and better for heat considerations if they just kept with the 2-GPUs on one PCB design.

The rumor might have a kernel of truth that no one is really expecting. Like perhaps the new GPU's will be dual core in a sense that one 'core' will be committed for graphics, and the other optimized for general purpose computing (compute shaders) found in DX 11.0 . But even that doesn't make tons of sense I suppose...
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Darkness Flame Jul 10, 09
Well, if the other core was, for example, just 120 Stream processors (which on 40 nm, would be really small), and only had the instructions for general purpose computing, it could be used to accelarate physics in game without dropping frames. If they could do that, they'd have an edge on nVidia, because turning on PhysX in Mirror's Edge drops a nice amount of frames. However, they'd probably only run for OpenCL and similar languages. (IE: non-CUDA)

Now, if nVidia did something like that, I'd still be impressed.
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Saransh Comsole Jul 12, 09
await the gtx 300 series!
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