It was revealed at the introductory announcement that the APU was featuring the four Steamroller B cores and GCN based graphics. This was about two weeks ago and by now we have been able to get our hands on some more details regarding how the new platform will work and what are the features which surely everyone by now wants to know.
The R9 290X x2 is very soon going to reveal itself as we have it from some reliable sources. This Dual Hawaii-XT GPU is another roll out from AMD and has been codenamed as ‘Vesuvius’ which comes as no surprise by now because we are all used to the AMD’s naming strategy.
The APU by AMD, named as Bonaire and Pitcairn GPUs and Jaguar Cores, has been successfully delivered to both the Xbox One and PS4. Reports have shown that the PS4 has been equipped with 1152 SPs and 8 Jaguar Cores but some leaked information confirms that there are 128 SPs left which are still unaccounted for.
Looks like AMD has got it big and it’s really catching up with all the newest versions of graphic cards and the amazing releases. It is rolling out one more into the market namely the FirePro S10000 12 GB Edition graphics card which has exclusively been designed for supporting the HPC workloads for single precision as double precision performance.
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.
Dec 11, 2014 0