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Monday, 04 July 2011 11:21

AMD Southern Islands codenames show up

Written by Slobodan Simic
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The upcoming 28nm GPUs
According to a post over at 3DCenter.org, the early version of the Catalyst 11.7 had some interesting codenames of what appears to be at least some chips in the AMD's upcoming Southern Islands GPU lineup based on the 28nm manufacturing process. The new driver lists New Zealand, Tahiti, Thames and Lombok. The next generation of the AMD's 28nm GPUs will most probably use the VLIW4 SIMD design and, if all goes well, should appear in late Q3 or early Q4 2011.

The details regarding the new GPUs are pretty scarse, but for now it looks like Tahiti is the new high-end GPU that will be available in two versions, Tahiti Pro and Tahiti XT. New Zealand will most probably end up to be a dual-GPU variant with two Tahiti GPUs. The Thames is a bit tricky as this could end up to be either a performance chip or one of the new mobile chips. In any case, the Thames should appear in three different versions, Thames LE, Thames Pro and Thames XT/GL. The Lombok code name might be a direct successor of the Barts chip but that info is still to be confirmed and should end up with at least three different versions.

We are still pretty far away from the actual release of these chips but more info should start to appear sooner than later as AMD might try to push these to the market as soon as they can to get some headstart on the competition.

More here.

Last modified on Monday, 04 July 2011 11:56
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+17 #1 yourma2000 2011-07-04 12:06
The Thames GPU maybe used as a mobile and a low power desktop part as the 28nm mobile GPUs have places of london named after them such as Thames, Chelsea etc
 
 
+18 #2 loadwick 2011-07-04 12:46
What happened to the rumors that these chips will be "all new from the ground up"? Maybe using AMD's new Graphics Core Next arch?
 
 
+17 #3 pogsnet 2011-07-04 13:17
This may not be totally new coz some technology was already used in 6900 series as their test bed and went good. Product maybe tweaked 6900 for more efficiency + 50% surprises. This is really cool to see.
 
 
+11 #4 klatscho 2011-07-04 13:22
Quoting loadwick:
What happened to the rumors that these chips will be "all new from the ground up"? Maybe using AMD's new Graphics Core Next arch?

Over at 3dcenter they believe, that it is likely that they use GCN with these chips already, although they are not sure. Personally, I believe that AMD will again aim for a split launch with some chips sporting gcn while others relying on the older architecture.
 
 
-16 #5 godrilla 2011-07-04 14:53
They need a mobile desktop replacement to compete against gtx 580m!
And a gpu to dethrone the single gpu leader gtx 580!
 
 
-23 #6 bro_fist 2011-07-04 15:07
Quoting godrilla:
They need a mobile desktop replacement to compete against gtx 580m!
And a gpu to dethrone the single gpu leader gtx 580!


Impossible.

Poor code names are poor.
 
 
+4 #7 godrilla 2011-07-04 15:11
Quoting bro_fist:
Quoting godrilla:
They need a mobile desktop replacement to compete against gtx 580m!
And a gpu to dethrone the single gpu leader gtx 580!


Impossible.

Poor code names are poor.
true but I just stated what they need to bring to compete.
The 1st 28nm gpu will probably be a chip like the 4770 when AMD shrank its gpus to 40nm chips. HD 7770 chip? maybe
 
 
0 #8 romulous 2011-07-04 16:23
oh, yes yes, info is very scarce 8) http://www.anandtech.com/show/4455/amds-graphics-core-next-preview-amd-architects-for-compute/4

"The next generation of the AMD's 28nm GPUs will most probably use the VLIW4 SIMD design"

Well not according to the aforementioned article.
 
 
-1 #9 Haberlandt 2011-07-04 16:27
Thames and Lombok suit GPU codenames in my opinion. New Zealand and Tahiti don't.
 
 
+5 #10 Bl0bb3r 2011-07-04 20:53
Quoting romulous:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4455/amds-graphics-core-next-preview-amd-architects-for-compute/4

"The next generation of the AMD's 28nm GPUs will most probably use the VLIW4 SIMD design"

Well not according to the aforementioned article.







No, it won't. The aforementioned article has a pretty clear conclusion "At no point has AMD specified when a GPU will appear using GCN [...] What we know for a fact is that Trinity – the 2012 Bulldozer APU – will not use GCN"

S.I. is VLIW4 as it was meant to be from the start. N.I. was a filler on 40nm for S.I., S.I. should have been on one of the lower nodes canceled by TSMC. So right now AMD is correcting TSMC's f-up.
 

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