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AMD’s forthcoming RV870 briefly detailed, again

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Posted October 28, 2008 by admin in News

The overall performance is said to be around 1.5TFLOPS, which matches the first stories of a performance boost of around 1.2 times that of RV770. This points to four added shader clusters, with 40 shaders and 2 texture units per cluster, adding up to 960 shaders and 48 texture units. This was not stated in the article, but mere speculation on our part.

The last piece goes on to say that R800 will feature a MCM (Multi-Chip Module) solution with two RV870 dies under the same IHS. This rumor has been going around for long, and when they claim it is already made, we doubt it even more. On the other hand, it turned out that the rather poor specifications of RV770 turned out to be completely off and that the unfeasible information of 800 shaders turned out to be right…

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