Radeon HD 8970 

Expected October, 2013
  • 1 GHz
  • 3 GB GDDR5

AMD has announced the HD 8970M, its new flagship mobile GPU, a mobile beast featuring 1280 stream processors and GPU clocks up to 900MHu with boost.
by Peter-Scott (May, 2013)
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)

Features Key features of the Radeon HD 8970

memory bandwidth Rate at which data can be read from or stored in onboard memory

Radeon HD 8970
288 GB/s
Radeon HD 7970
264 GB/s
GeForce GTX 780
288.4 GB/s

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

Radeon HD 8970
50.4 GPixel/s
Radeon HD 7970
29.6 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 780
41.4 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

Radeon HD 8970
168 GTexel/s
Radeon HD 7970
118.4 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 780
165.7 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon HD 8970
5,376 GFLOPS
Radeon HD 7970
3,789 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 780
3,977 GFLOPS

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

Radeon HD 8970
2,560

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

Radeon HD 8970
128

In The News From around the web

We should expect a 1000MHz Base Clock, 2304 Stream Processors, 48 RO's, 3GB of GDDR5, a 384-bit memory bus and a 250W TDP.
12
Jun

Supposed AMD Radeon HD 8970 XT Photographed

by Tarun Iyer |
www.tomshardware.com
The card appears to feature a cut-down version of the Radeon HD 7990’s cooling design that curiously seems to have left between 1/4 and 1/3 uncovered by the two cooling fans.
15
May

AMD rolls out Radeon HD 8970M

by Peter Scott |
www.fudzilla.com
AMD has announced the HD 8970M, its new flagship mobile GPU, a mobile beast featuring 1280 stream processors and GPU clocks up to 900MHu with boost.
Of course, anyone in the market for a proper high-end mobile GPU should probably hold out for 20nm GPUs, as neither AMD or NV won't offer anything really new while they're stuck at 28nm.
15
May

AMD Releases Radeon HD 8970M Mobile GPU

by Niels Broekhuijsen |
www.tomshardware.com
Regarding the performance, AMD boasts a handful of numbers compared to the GTX 680M.
The notebook features an A10-series quad-core CPU, the HD 8970M discrete graphics card, Killer networking, and a 17" FullHD anti-glare LCD panel.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

gpu

GPU brand AMD
GPU name Curaçao XT
Market Desktop
Clock speed 1,050 MHz
Is dual GPU No
Reference card None

raw performance

Shading units 2,560
Texture mapping units 128
Render output processors 48
Compute units 40
Pixel rate 50.4 GPixel/s
Texture rate 168 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 5,376 GFLOPS

memory

Memory clock speed 1,500 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 6,000 MHz
Memory bus 384 bit
Memory 3,072 MB
Memory type GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 288 GB/s
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