We confirmed yesterday that AMD will be unveiling their latest Hawaii GPU on September 25th at a special event in Hawaii. At this event AMD will publically announce the Volcanic Islands family and the Hawaii GPU, although we do believe the card will ship at a later date.
The guys over at the Chiphell forums seem to have already got their hands on a qualification sample of the Hawaii GPU. We do not know the specifications or codename of the card that was tested, so we urge our users to take this information with a grain of salt.
The card was tested using 3DMark’s FireStrike benchmark on Extreme settings. The supposed card scored 4816 points. Now normally a GeForce GTX Titan will score around 4500 to 4700 points in this test and the GeForce GTX 780 scores around 4400 to 4500 points.
Now if you compare this to the previous generation (Southern Islands vs. Volcanic Islands) the Radeon HD 7970 scores 3300 to 3500 points in the same test.
So what do you guys think? If AMD can keep the cost of this card around the same as the GTX 780 they could definitely take on NVIDIA.