AMD may be ready with next-gen GPU
While AMD hasn’t been doing great in the CPU department for years, offering hotter and slower chips than Intel, its GPU business seems to be doing great. The company has been more than competitive in the field with its Volcanic Islands and Sea Islands GPU families. But there appears to be something new that may surprise enthusiasts and shatter NVIDIA’s plans for the near future.
The thing is that there are some signs that AMD may be ready with its next generation high-end GPU. Of course the current information is unofficial so take it with a grain of salt but it may as well turn out to be real. Here it is – according to an unofficial online source the Hawaii core currently used in the Radeon R9 290X has some computational units and features disabled so a new AMD GPU with all features is on the way. According to the source – a well-known graphics cards overclocker by the name of 8 Pack – the new fully featured AMD GPU will be used in a card of a new generation, presumably the R9 390X. In addition this card will be able to compete successfully with none other but the GeForce GTX 780 Ti.
This information contradicts what Dave Baumann from AMD said a while ago. He claimed that the R9 290X GPU has everything enabled. Obviously one of the sources is wrong but as of now we can’t say for sure who has made a mistake.
Stay tuned to Hitechreview for more information on the subject when it becomes available.