AMD to lay-off the accelerator with RV870
The only real specifications that have been going around is the very loose rumor of 2000 shaders, and it doesn’t look very likely. AMD is looking to master 45nm with its GPUs first of all and further improve its multi-GPU design, before doing anything radical. The RV870 will be faster than RV770, but don’t expect the same jump we saw when moving from RV670 to RV770. We’re waiting for confirmation on some numbers before we share more.