AMD to Launch Radeon HD 6000 Series October 19

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We always hate to recommend waiting to upgrade your hardware -- after all, something new and better and faster and shinier is always right around the corner -- but if you can hang tight for two to three more weeks, you'll have more options to choose from. Nvidia is planning to release a few new Fermi-based GPUs, including its entry-level GeForce GT 430, as well as introduce some price cuts. In anticipation of that, word on the Web is that AMD will launch its Radeon HD 6000 series on October 19.

The latest chatter runs counter to recent reports that AMD would delay the launch of its HD 6000 series, and since AMD hasn't said anything official, we'll just have to wait and see. Meanwhile, Nvidia is planning to cut the price of its GTX 460 768MB card during that same time frame to sway users away from the HD 5000 series, so we can see why AMD would pull a 180 and push ahead with its 6000 series rather than put it on the back burner for another month or two.


In case you haven't seen it by now, a purportedly leaked slide shows exactly how AMD's 6000 series will stack up to its HD 5000 series. According to the slide, the 6000 series will also come built on a 40nm manufacturing process, but the Barts PRO and Barts XT cores look to be quite a bit faster than the Juniper PRO and Juniper XT cores they're replacing, and compares somewhat favorably to the Cypres XT-based 5870.
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I cannot wait. I still have my old 8800GTX which has been outdated!!!

Hopefully these cards will bring the same kind of jaw dropping performance that the "5" series did and I also hope they are priced right.

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fat78 replied on Fri, Oct 1 2010 3:19 PM

Maybe the next hothardware contest will be 2x 6000 cards.

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In anticipation of that, word on the Web is that AMD will launch its Radeon HD 6000 series on October 19.

Any solid word on that. You guys hiding some of these cards in the secret lab yet?

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SmogHog replied on Fri, Oct 1 2010 8:54 PM

Nice,but I'm good with my Radeon 5870 that was purchased at launch.

My next planned upgrade is for a PCI-e 3.0 part when they launch and a new MB that supports it.

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My 5850 will stay where it is until it grows hair on it. Nothing wrong with the way it works,.....nothing.

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rapid1 replied on Fri, Oct 1 2010 11:41 PM

Wow there launching exactly on my birthday. So new video card and Brian is 40!

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rapid1 replied on Fri, Oct 1 2010 11:43 PM

The way ATI works I would not be to surprised (although I know this as no certainty) if it was PCI X 3 compatible, especially if AMD is making anything board wise or GPU wise which controls or adds to it in any way.

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^ thanks but I am set on jerseys for now.

So any news if AMD is jumping on the 3D bandwagon with these cards?

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^ thanks but I am set on jerseys for now.

So any news if AMD is jumping on the 3D bandwagon with these cards?

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AKwyn replied on Sun, Oct 3 2010 9:34 AM

This is good news, but where's the 6870 that they rumored would appear?

What, some guys want power and since I'm in the process of upgrading my system (including my graphics) then why can't a guy get the most powerful graphics card and be set until the next generation comes out (if that generation becomes more powerful)

Still, I can't wait until I see some of these babies benchmarked.

 

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SmogHog replied on Sun, Oct 3 2010 8:43 PM

AMD also can help cement their lead with the exclusive use of DDR5 on ALL the new 6000 series cards.

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manoy385 replied on Sun, Oct 17 2010 12:44 AM

Didn't they rename the Barts PRO to a 6850 and the Barts XT to a 6870?

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