WELL THAT DIDN’T take long, the first 3DMark Vantage numbers for one of AMD’s upcoming ATI Radeon HD 6800 cards has made its way onto the internets with a bit of help from a Chinese forum member. Normally we’d be very sceptical to post something like this, but the creator behind GPU-Z told us that the screen shot appears to be the real deal.
The screen shot were posted by someone calling themselves WG_Baby on the PC in Life forums, but it’s not clear where the poster got it from. The posted doesn’t offer any details as to what the system specs were, but judging by the fairly high CPU score in 3DMark Vantage we’d make an educated guess that a Core i7 or similar processor was used. Although the Device ID and BIOS version is blanked out, the GPU type wasn’t and by lining this up with the list of models that was leaked in the Catalyst 10.8 drivers we can draw the conclusion that the card in question is the Cayman XT (6718).
GPU-Z also tells us that this is indeed a Radeon HD 6800 series card, as this information is read from the drivers rather than generated based on the GPU type and Device ID. We’re not sure if the clock speed details are correct, but if they prove to be, then the GPU of at least one of the 6800 series models will be clocked at 850MHz with its GDDR5 memory operating at 1.6GHz, or 6.4GHz effectively. The memory bandwidth is listed as 204.8GB/s which compares quite favourable to the GTX 480 which has a memory bandwidth of 177.5GB/s.
The card scored a massive X11963 points which is kicking everything on the market today with the possible exception of the Radeon HD 5970. That’s a serious performance boost, especially considering that this is a refresh and not a new design from AMD. Do take this with a pinch of salt though, as there are still too many details missing and it’s not clear as to which product this is. Still, it’s at least promising to see these kinds of numbers, as long as it proves to be true.S|A
Please note that we split the screen shot in two to make it easier to read
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