Following a quiet mid-week, Napoleon of Chiphell is back with more pictures of AMD’s upcoming Radeon HD 6000 series cards. This time it is the turn of Barts – rumoured to be the successor to Radeon HD 5700 series. Please bear in mind that this is only an engineering sample, and the final board could be different. That should also explain the sparse cooler, which does not cool the memory at all.

63a AMD Barts XT Pictured

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Following a quiet mid-week, Napoleon of Chiphell is back with more
pictures of AMD’s upcoming Radeon HD 6000 series cards. This time it is
the turn of Barts – rumoured to be the successor to Radeon HD 5700
series. Please bear in mind that this is only an engineering sample, and
the final board could be different. That should also explain the sparse
cooler, which does not cool the memory at all.

63a AMD Barts XT Pictured

The final cooler is marked on the PCB, and is likely to be a dual slot type. The card features two DVI outputs, one HDMI and what looks like two DisplayPort outputs. Barts XT features two 6-pin power connectors, which suggests a power consumption around 150W. Of course, it is possible that the two connectors are only on the prototype for testing purposes, and the final card may feature only one – like the HD 5770. The card is longer than the HD 5770 – with dimensions closer to the HD 5850. The rumours of 256-bit memory also seem validated.

63b AMD Barts XT Pictured

The rear bracket suggests a die size larger than Juniper. All of these suggest that Barts XT will be a significant improvement over Radeon HD 5770, and this has led to rumours that Barts may be branded Radeon HD 6800 series rather than Radeon HD 6700 series. There is, however, one missing link, and that is the CrossFire connector. Unlike x8xx series cards, Barts only features one CF connector, for 2 GPUs in CrossFire.

On the original post, it is mentioned that the final Barts cards have entered mass production. Whether they will be branded Radeon HD 6700 or Radeon HD 6800 remains to be seen. Certainly, the Radeon HD 6000 series will see a bit of a restructure from the Radeon HD 5000 series.

Reference: TechPowerUp