SAPPHIRE is putting some more fun into this; it will be giving away vouchers for Battlefield 4 with the purchase of any R series cards. The name Battlefield 4 surely requires no introduction. It currently falls under the category of the world’s most famous game and it has been evident that it runs best on the graphics cards which are based on the GCN architecture.
AMD’s APU project has really progressed over the past year. Ideally we would like an APU to be a 50/50 distribution of CPU and GPU Power. AMD’s upcoming Kaveri APU is the closest thing to it with 47% of it being made up of the GPU. Below you can see a comparison between AMD’s Kaveri and Intel’s Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge and Haswell architecture.
AMD has been devising a lot of strategies to enter this sub and its competitors have been answering in line but this time AMD has another new SKU which is going to help it heat up this segment of the market once again. AMD has finally announced the Radeon R9 270.
The official debriefing has been given by AMD and it seems like we have a handful of details regarding the next generation Kaveri APU by AMD and this puts a lot on our plates. The upcoming A-Series Kaveri APUs by AMD are going to be branded as A10/A8/A6/A4-7000 series and these are now going to be ready to take place of the A10/A8/A6/A4-6000 series ‘Richland’ APUs.
This month is bringing out the Radeon R9 270 which is going to be AMD’s yet another addition to the Volcanic Islands graphic cards. Most of us might have seen this in the previous months and the quite obviously the X version of this had to be released first.
The much talked about Radeon R9 290 graphics card has finally been released by AMD and it has the honor of being the second card which has featured the GCN powered Hawaii GPU core.
An engineering sample of AMD’s upcoming Kaveri APU has been spotted as VR-Zone has obtained one. This is AMD’s first HSA supporting APU and is set to launch at CES on January 7th and will be released in the channel shortly after.
We have just received news that AMD will unveil, or at least tease its upcoming next-generation desktop APU, codenamed “Kaveri” on November 11. It will take place at AMD’s APU’13 event, which will go much like their GPU’14 event that took place in Hawaii back in September.
We had reported that AMD would be launching their Radeon R9 290 graphics card on October 31st, but it looks like the launch has been pushed back a week to November 5th. So for those looking to get their hands on the R9 290 you will have to wait just a little bit longer.
There have been conflicting reports about AMD’s upcoming Kaveri APU. Some people think it will release in February of 2014, while other say we will see it much sooner. Well a few different chinese sites have released performance results from near production samples which makes us think that we may see Kaveri before the end of the year.
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