As end-users may or may not know, Advanced Micro Devices will soon launch its Radeon HD 6000 series of video cards, and it seems that its partners are already hard at work on custom models, XFX included, whose HD 6870 has been pictured.
Though it will be based on the same 40nm manufacturing process as the HD 5000 series, the HD 6000 line promises to perform better in all areas.
This series of video controllers will also embody AMD's decision to permanently drop the ATI brand.
Now, it seems that a very particular HD 6000 series model has had its picture taken, picture that, through some means or another, found its way to the web.
The card in question is the HD 6870, the model developed by XFX to be exact.
According to the leak on Hardware.info, this video controller will be powered by the Barts graphics processing unit.
The GPU clock is, unfortunately, not known at this time, but part of the product's other specifications have, at least, been discovered.
For one, the 1 GB of GDDR5 memory will operate at a clock speed of 5,000 MHz, while the memory interface will be of 256 bits.
Of course, such performance will rely on a solid amount of power, so XFX designed its card with a pair of 6-pin PCI express power connectors.
There is also mention of 2-way CrossFire support and multiple display outputs, namely a pair of DVI ports and one HDMI 1.4 connector.
Finally, there is also a pair of mini Displayport 1.2 outputs, for an even larger number of supported monitors.
Needless to say, the upcoming card has full support for DirectX 11 graphics and all other technologies that AMD cards usually possess.
Once it finally becomes available, this graphics board should have a price of between $200 and $300.