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Specifications/ Price/ Performance Difference of AMD Radeon HD 8000 Series leaked

A recent leaks show that AMD HD Radeon 8000 series specifications are leaked, and they seem pretty impressive.

The lineup consists of the following graphic cards:  AMD Radeon  HD 8970, HD 8950, HD 8870 and HD 8850. The cards come with the price tag of $599, $399, $299 and $229 respectively. What also should be noted that these card have GCN 2.0 architecture. All cards are based on 28nm process.

Its also should be noted that the source claims that AMD HD 8970 which uses Curacao XT core has 35% performance bump over AMD 7970 GHz Edition and 10% boost bump when compared with HD 8950, whereas HD 8870 has over 40% performance boost over HD 7870 followed by 15% boost with HD 8850.

It should be interesting to see how HD 8970 performs with GTX 780 nevertheless!

HD8970 HD8950 HD8870 HD8850
GPU Core Curacao XT Hainan XT Hainan Pro Hainan LE
Transistor Count 55 million 35 million 35 million 35 million
Core Clock 1100MHz 1200MHz 1100MHz 1000MHz
Mem Clock 7.0 GHz 7.0 GHz 6.0GHz 6.0GHz
RAM 6GB 4GB 2GB 2GB
Memory Bus 384 256 256 256
Processor Count 2304 SPs 1792 SPs 1536 SPs 1280 SPs
ROPs 48 32 32 32
TMUs 144 112 96 80
Performance Diff Vs. 7970GHz 35% Vs. 7970GHz 10% Vs. 7870 40% Vs. 7870 15%
Price $599 $399 $299 $229

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