Radeon HD 8950 

Expected October, 2013
  • 900 MHz
  • 3 GB GDDR5
Well, it appears as though AMD are looking to launch their next-gen high-end GPUs as soon as early-2013 with some out of this world naming.
by Anthony-Garreffa (Sep, 2012)

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Radeon HD 8950

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

Radeon HD 8950
3,017

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8950
182.98 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 970
189.44 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8950
40.3 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 970
100.58 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8950
795.33 frames/s
GeForce GTX 970
1,195.72 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8950
321.25 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 970
1,013.82 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8950
3.31 frames/s
GeForce GTX 970
6.48 frames/s

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8950
64.26 frames/s
GeForce GTX 970
106.75 frames/s

PassMark Direct Compute Measures performance of general-purpose computing using Microsoft DirectCompute

Radeon HD 8950
1,612

In The News From around the web

Well, it appears as though AMD are looking to launch their next-gen high-end GPUs as soon as early-2013 with some out of this world naming.
You can also see on the chart above that there's a dual-GPU teased, the Radeon HD 8990 - now that will be a monster if I've ever seen one.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

gpu

GPU brand AMD
GPU name Curaçao PRO
Market Desktop
Clock speed 900 MHz
Is dual GPU No
Reference card None

raw performance

Shading units 2,304
Texture mapping units 144
Render output processors 48
Compute units 36
Pixel rate 43.2 GPixel/s
Texture rate 129.6 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 4,147 GFLOPS

memory

Memory clock speed 1,250 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 5,000 MHz
Memory bus 384 bit
Memory 3,072 MB
Memory type GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 240 GB/s
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