AMD's  HBM still a bit of a mystery
Published in Graphics
Wednesday, 06 May 2015 21:30

AMD's HBM still a bit of a mystery


Next year HBM 2.0 but no name yet 

AMD teases its audience with the new HBM High Bandwidth Memory product that is supposed to come soon.

Fiji XT PCB to end up significantly smaller than Radeon 290X
Published in Graphics


Mainstream card sized

A modern high end graphics card tends to be quite big. It usually needs two slots for the cooler and is between 280 and 300 mm in the length. 

AMD x86 16-core Zen APU detailed
Published in Processors
Friday, 10 April 2015 08:45

AMD x86 16-core Zen APU detailed


Has integrated Greenland HBM GPU

We have mentioned both AMD's Zen core processors, as well as Greenland HBM memory powered graphics in the past, but now we have a few more details. 

Fiji XT can support HBM2 memory
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 07 April 2015 08:58

Fiji XT can support HBM2 memory


A few tweaks required 

Fiji XT is AMD's next generation GPU core and many end-users have very high hopes for this product. It looks like Fiji XT based cards are launching in June, and they will give Nvidia's Geforce GTX 980 a run for its money. 

New AMD Zen X86 APU boasts up to 16 cores
Published in Notebooks
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 10:07

New AMD Zen X86 APU boasts up to 16 cores


Greenland graphics HBM for Godaveri successor

We got an update on AMD's 2016 processor plans and the new APU with up to 16 Zen x86 cores and integrated Greenland HMB graphics is something that you may find interesting.

AMD Greenland HBM graphics coming next year
Published in Graphics


In 2016 APU design

The world is still expecting the birth of the High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) boosted Fiji GPU, and the first cards based on the new chip should launch in late June, or the end of Q2 2015 if you prefer. 

HBM1 memory of AMD Fiji pictured
Published in Memory
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 20:26

HBM1 memory of AMD Fiji pictured


Significantly smaller than GDDR5

We had a chance to see the Hynix HMB memory of the future, and even see a next generation HBM2 wafer with many of these next-generation dies. 

Pascal uses 2.5D HBM memory
Published in Graphics
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 07:40

Pascal uses 2.5D HBM memory


Interposer it is

Just as it was easy to figure out from Pascal renders, Nvidia’s new GPU architecture is using the 2.5D memory approach, the same one that is expected from AMD’s upcoming Fiji card. 

Fiji Radeon 390X comes with 8GB frame buffer
Published in Graphics


4GB was a limitation, coming in early summer

AMD Fiji is definitely an exciting chip, and many AMD fans are on their toes, eager to see AMD’s first interposer 2.5D High Bandwidth Memory HBM chip.

AMD Fiji HBM limited to 4GB stacked memory
Published in Graphics
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 09:41

AMD Fiji HBM limited to 4GB stacked memory


Cannot fit more on 2.5D interposer

In early January we heard a thing or two about an AMD card codenamed Fiji, the one that comes with High Bandwidth Memory (HBM).