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HIS Website Leaks Details Of Upcoming AMD GPUs



/ 3 years ago

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The guys over at WCCFTech have managed to grab some details of AMD’s upcoming Volcanic Islands GPU family via the HIS website. We tried to explain the new GPU naming system a while back but now we can bring you the exact naming of these new graphics cards from AMD. The new naming system will be as follows:

  • AMD R9-290 (Replacing HD 7990 Flagship)
  • AMD R9-280 (Replacing HD 7900 Series)
  • AMD R9-270 (Replacing HD 7800/7700 Series)
  • AMD R7-260 (Replacing HD 7770 Series)
  • AMD R7-250 (Replacing HD 7700 Series)
  • AMD R7-240 (Replacing HD 7600 Series)

Based on currently available information the new graphics card line up is believed to look something like this:

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Apparently the majority of the graphics cards from the new R-200 series are to be refreshed or rebadged versions of current AMD HD 7000 series graphics cards. These include the R9-270X and below. As you can see from the above table, if this is true, then AMD have knocked to HD 7970 (Tahiti XT) down 3 places in the product stack essentially meaning the HD 7850’s successor is a HD 7970. Nvidia’s rebranding exercise only saw products knocked down by a single place in the product stack, as the GTX 680 became the GTX 770.

AMD’s Hawaii GPU will be for the top three fastest single GPU cards while Vesuvius/Tonga will be the dual GPU graphics card to replace the HD 7990. This will probably be based on a pair of Hawaii GPUs.

WCCFTech also noted that the HIS 280X iPower IceQ X² graphics card was listed with the following specifications:

  • 3GB GDDR5 VRAM
  • 384 Bit interface
  •  Dual LinkDVI-I/HDMI/2xMini DP

The R9-280X is said to be based on the Hawaii XT GPU.

Check out more details right here.

Image courtesy of WCCFTech


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  • Paradicsom

    In my opinion they made it more complicated. Until now it was simple. 7970=first 7 is series, 9 is performance level and 70 is another performance lvl. indicator. Or you can just think 7=series, 970=performance.