In the never ending GPU wars, a document gives the first glimpse of Oland, AKA the AMD HD 8800
First details show the new 28nm cards are going to be impressive pieces of kit, find out more on the Oland below.
There are 2 versions of the new SKU, the HD 8850 and of course, the AMD HD 8870. A 7 and 5 percent bump in the base clock is to be expected (respectively). This will mean that you will be seeing a 925MHZ HD 8850 with 2.99 TFlops of single-precision computing for the AMD 8850, and the 8870 will see 1050MHZ and a rather impressive 3.94TFlops of single-precision computing power.
You can (thankfully) expect lower requirements in power for this generation, apparently around 15 watts less. Great news indeed for those worried over noise and heat.
But, those of you who have sharp eyes will no doubt be fixed on the price, if it’s true (and it is a big if!) we will be seeing these cards at $279 for the AMD HD 8870, while the slightly lower end Oland, the HD 8850, will be just skating in at under the 200 dollars mark, making it $199,99.
Obviously this isn’t confirmed, but if true, it will be a very interesting move from AMD indeed.