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.
AMD is planning to announce and unveil to the world their latest Volcanic Islands series based Hawaii GPU on September 25th. AMD has actually confirmed this report with both Bight Side of News and Semiaccurate who also noted that the card would be unveiled at an event in Hawaii.
We have heard reports that the first chip to debut in the Volcanic Islands series will be the Hawaii GPU which will be the flagship. Sweclockers is reporting that while the Hawaii GPU will be the flagship card, it may not arrive first, but instead would makes its debut with AMD’s FirePro Professional cards.
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