We have assumed that AMD’s flagship Fiji graphics card would be called the Radeon R9 390X, but it might not be that at all. The latest rumors say that the top-end Fiji card will not appear within the 300 nomenclature, but will receive a special name, much like NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan.
Since we first started getting leaks about AMD’s new graphics cards the big thing we were hearing about was High Bandwidth Memory (HBM). This will be the type of memory that will be used on AMD’s Flagship graphics card in the Radeon 300 series and NVIDIA’s Pascal GPUs in 2016. The whole idea behind HBM is to stack the memory modules to save space and also integrate them into the GPU package itself. This way the communication distance between the each of the modules and the GPU is reduced, which it turn increases bandwidth and power draw.
After AMD quietly announced the first Radeon 300 Series cards for OEMs we were unsure where the Hawaii rebrands would fit into the product stack. With the Radeon R9 380 being a rebrand of the R9 285 that did not leave many cards left to be based off the Hawaii silicon. It looks like the Radeon 300 series cards that will be based off Hawaii will feature higher core clocks and more VRAM.
This week on our Weekly Tech Podcast we talk about some new information on the upcoming Intel Skylake processors, the expected launch date of AMD’s R9 300 series, the 7 new Windows 10 versions & more!
New information regarding the launch of AMD’s R9 300 series has surfaced on Benchlife.info, which has been pretty spot on with their leaks lately. According to their report the AMD Radeon R9 300 series will be launching on June 18th, but we will have to wait till the 24th of June for Fiji XT.
This week on our Weekly Tech Podcast we talk about all of the information that came out of AMD’s Financial Analyst day which includes both their CPU and GPU plans for 2016, we get our first look at the R9 390X, talk about Rockstar banning players in GTA V, and more!
AMD will really be focusing on the “generation” of their upcoming 2016 CPUs and APUs when it comes to branding. And it looks like AMD will really be playing a game with Intel as well. In 2016 AMD’s FX-series CPUs and A-series APUs will be the company’s “6th Generation”.
Well that did not take long at all! AMD just announced the first cards in its new R9 300 series, but as we pointed out these were all rebrands of current cards, so nothing new. Now two new teaser photos have appeared showing the liquid cooled AMD R9 390X!
AMD had a low-key press event announce the first new graphics cards that are part of the Radeon 300 series. These are both desktop and mobile versions, but as you can guess these cards are simply rebrands of current cards rather than actual new graphics cards.
At its Investor Day presentation AMD took a good part of it to talk about GPUs. They announced that they will continue to make GPUs for every segment of the market. The company plans to continue to improve on its Graphics CoreNext architecture, but is really betting on the huge performance / watt increase with its GPUs in 2016. The reason for this increase will be its move to the 14nm FinFET process.
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