Volcanic Islands replace the Sea Islands, the Radeon HD 8000 series will continue to use the 28nm process




Volcanic Islands replace the Sea Islands, the Radeon HD 8000 series will continue to use the 28nm process
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Now, it seems the island series will disappear from our eyes, the new volcano Islands architecture AMD next-generation Radeon graphics card.

For readers who love the display card technology, AMD announced that in 2013 there will be no new framework for product launch news really quite sad. But recently appeared on the network the one AMD next generation GPU architecture diagrams, this figure depicts the Volcanic Islands architecture in which a member of the “Hawaii” GPU system architecture.

“Hawaii” is expected in the fourth quarter of this year published a message indicates that the Radeon HD 9900 series, AMD will be the name of. This message seems to have thriving by NVIDIA GPU market a little more vigor.


You can see the very important change is that imported heterogeneous architecture, will be divided into the the Serial Processing Module and Parallel Compute Module.

PCM part is the traditional GPU parallel processing architecture; SPM is the traditional architecture of the CPU. With the emergence of this figure also comes with some news, HAWAII reportedly will use the 20nm process, the PCM part will be straight on the 4096 SP, the SPM part of the 16 SPU, the memory bus is amazing 512bit bus.

Sounds very attractive, but the message circulating on the Internet at our disposal to some discrepancies, first Volcanic Islands and Hawaii GPU name are right, but Hawaii GPU launch will be called the Radeon HD 8900, so that is almost can determine Sea Islands will disappear from the desktop product line, go directly to the era of Volcanic Islands.

Hawaii also will not use the 20nm process, will continue the existing 28 nm process, the limitations of the process specification seems unlikely to do so violent, so what 4096SP what 512bit bus, we can only dream to meet the … XD. Into the HSA heterogeneous architecture era seems to have been determined, the next step is to wait for AMD will bring out what kind of products to consumers.

Further information or detailed specifications, technical illustrations and data, we will continue to follow-up reports.


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