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.
Today NVIDIA unveiled their new flagship graphics card for the visual computing, the Quadro K6000. It is the fastest and most capable graphics card ever built. The Quadro K6000 delivers five-times higher compute performance and nearly double the graphics capability of its predecessor, the Quadro 6000. The Quadro K6000 also features the world’s largest and fastest graphics memory.
AMD has confirmed that they will reveal a new series of discreet mobile GPUs known as the AMD Crystal series. We all know for a fact that earlier launched Solar Series lineup which was also known as the Sea Islands platform was simply a rebrand of the older HD 7000M chips which had faster clock speeds and now have a new code name i.e., Neptune, Sun, Venus etc.
AMD released the original 6870 back in October and almost every video card manufacturer had reference models. It has been a while since the launch and now we are seeing manufactures come out with their own versions of the 6870, one such company is ASUS. They have sent us their HD 6870 DirectCU which features ASUS’s in house PCB design, a slight overclock up to 915 MHz and the DirectCU (direct copper) GPU cooling solution, which ASUS says will cool the GPU up to 20% better than the stock cooler. Let’s take a look at this card and see if it is perfect for your gaming needs.
During this last week, I recently was lucky enough to attend a Nvidia’s GPU Technology Conference, which I’ll hereafter refer to as GTC. GTC was focused primarily on Programming Nvidia’s GPU processors that are installed in several lines of their video cards. The most common & recognized by many is the GeForce line of graphic cards, made more for the average consumers & game enthusiasts. The next line of cards discussed at GTC was the Quadro cards, with more of a tool for visualization industry, including design and animation. The final card discussed at their show was the Tesla cards, made specifically for parallel computing and to take advantage of the many cores prevalent in the GPU processor architecture.