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.
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.
According to some information posted on the Chiphell forums, AMD could have possibly sent our engineering samples of their upcoming next generation flagship graphics card, the Radeon HD 9970. The card is question has been sent out to AiB partner Sapphire. If this turns out to be true we could see these cards as early as October!