Asetek has announced their largest ever design win today in a press release. The deal is with an undisclosed OEM customer (which will be secret for a while) and for an unnamed graphics liquid cooling solution all their own. This ambitious project is forecasting a prime cash flow to the company in the 2 to 4 million dollars range for revenue and shipping and it is scheduled to begin by the first half of 2015.
We have been hearing about the Tonga GPU for a little while now and it has just recently been revealed that the graphics card based on the new GPU will be called the Radeon R9 285. The Tonga GPU will replace the Tahiti core which has had a lifespan of almost three years now.
AMD’s upcoming Tonga GPU is a name that you should have heard of by now. New details about the GPU have been revealed. The first and most important news is that the GPU is slated to be released sometime in August. The GPU will replace the Tahiti PRO GPU (R9 280) for the mid-range spectrum. The performance of the chip is supposed to be between the Tahiti PRO and Tahiti XT GPUs.
From this speculation came the thought of a full blown die, the Hawaii XTX. The existence of this die was said to be kept under wraps by AMD for competitive strategy against NVIDIA. It looks like it has now been confirmed that the Hawaii XTX does exist!
Some exclusive information has been shared by the guys over at VideoCardz about AMD’s upcoming Tonga GPU. Rumors had first surfaced about AMD’s Tonga GPU about a year ago when it was listed in a BETA Catalyst driver along with Hawaii and Vesuvius. Of course we know that both Hawaii and Vesuvius are already here, but we are still waiting on Tonga.
Razer always has something innovative and flashy to show off at CES, this year is no different. Project Christine is Razer’s take on a desktop computer. Currently building a computer requires a ton of pieces, and some technical know-how. Razer’s vision is that anyone should be able to easily build a computer, it should be super fast with the possibility of being faster, and everything should be water cooled.
The flagship of NVIDIA’s mobility lineup the GeForce GTX 880M has been leaked along with its specifications by Notebook Review. According to this information the GeForce GTX 880M will be based on the current Kepler architecture.
But the inside truth was revealed by a slide posted by DG’s Nerdy Story which says that the Hawaii chip has so much more to offer than just this. The chip inside the Radeon R9 290X has 4 Compute Units disabled and this clearly shows that the full fledged chip is yet to be launched and we just haven’t seen it in full form as yet.
According to a report by Fudzilla, we could see Maxwell-based GeForce graphics cards as early as March 2014. Maxwell is NVIDIA’s next generation GPU after Kepler and is set to deliver greater performance per watt numbers.
We all know that AMD will be announcing the next generation Volcanic Islands family in Hawaii on September 25th. VR-Zone has obtained some interesting information that other than the Hawaii GPU-based cards the other cards in the Volcanic Islands family will be largely based off the current GCN architecture.
Nov 27, 2015 0
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