Leaked AMD Slide Unveils Radeon HD7970 (Tahiti XT) Specifications and Reference Design
An Official AMD Press Slide has been leaked which details specifications of the upcoming Radeon HD7970 Graphic Card. Complete Specifications are listed on the slide along with a picture of the reference design which the HD7970 GPU would feature.
The HD7970 would be based on the Tahiti XT GCN Core Architecture featuring a 28nm design. The GPU would pack 2048 ALU’s/Stream Processors and 32 Compute Units, 128 Texture Units, 32 ROP’s, Core would be clocked at 925Mhz.
HD7970 would feature a 3GB GDDR5 Memory buffer running across a 384-bit wide memory interface with a rated bandwidth speed of 5.5Gbps. The card’s total compute power equals around 3.5 TFlops. Power is supplied through an 8 Pin and 6 Pin Connector. Load Power Consumption is <300W and idle board power is <3W.
Display outputs include 1x DVI, 2x Mini Display and a Single HDMI connector. You can also see the stock reference cooler which is pretty much the same as the HD6970 with a new theme design however the HD7900 Series is expected to feature the liquid Chamber Cooling which may offer improved heat dissipation over Vapor chamber cooling. The card is expected to be priced around $449 – $500US.
NVIDIA is also working on its own Kepler Series GPU’s which you can check out here.