AMD Radeon HD 9970 specifications leaked

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by fpsBeaTt, May 9, 2013.

  1. fpsBeaTt Suspended


    Apr 18, 2010
    Discuss. Implications for near-future Mac Pro/MacBook Pro models (architecturally), essentially slightly more than a doubling of performance per watt over Southern/Canary Islands (7/8K series). :apple:

    (Mirrored in Mac Pro thread)
  2. dusk007 macrumors 68040


    Dec 5, 2009
    Near future? None.
    Those are 20nm parts and will not hit until 2014.
    It seems to be virtually the same as 7000M GCN arch. just on 20nm. Maybe they update to 20nm GPUs in Februar or later. I would assume that Nvidia's Maxwell is more likely though. They currently lead in power efficiency.
    AMD's GCN is better in GPGPU but that doesn't seem to matter yet for non pros. Apple never bothered with Pro-Level graphics not even as an option.
  3. fpsBeaTt thread starter Suspended


    Apr 18, 2010
    All indications point to a late third/early fourth quarter 2013 release (at least of the desktop counterparts); mobile offerings should follow in quick succession.

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