AMD plans dual-GPU Sea Islands graphics card

AMD-Radeon

Just a day after the specs of the upcoming AMD Radeon HD 8000 series graphics cards were leaked on the Net it became clear that AMD plans a dual-GPU Sea Islands graphics card that will be known as AMD Radeon HD 8990.

The dual-GPU monster is expected in Q2 2013 and will feature two HD 8970 GPUs onto one graphics card. Thus the dual-GPU card will offer two chips with 5.1 billion transistors each, a total of 5210 stream processors, 320 texture units, 96 ROPs and a pair of 384-bit buses. Total on-board VRAM will range from 6 GB to 12 GB and should run at 5000 MHz effective clock speed. The GPUs will run at 950 MHz with the card featuring TDP of 375 watts.

Unfortunately due to its size and complexity the HD 8990 will not run the cores and the memory at the highest speed possible – as a comparison the single-GPU flagship – the Radeon HD 8970 will run its core at 1050 MHz, while its VRAM will run at full 6000 MHz but the dual-GPU feature should more than compensate for it.

In addition the HD 8990 will support DirectX 11, Shader Model 5.0 and OpenGL 4.2 like all other Radeon HD 8000 cards.

The dual-GPU Radeon HD 8990 will sell for more than USD 1000 when it becomes available next year.


Source: Techspot.com

Related posts

Dell announced Latitude XT2

Dell today announced the Latitude XT2 convertible tablet building on the industry’s first tablet PC with multi-touch screen capabilities designed to enhance security, increase performance and extend battery life. The system starts at $2,399 and is available today at...

Nokia prepares Lumia 625 smartphone

The arrival of Nokia’s Lumia 1020 smartphone will soon be followed by a new model. The Finnish company will soon introduce the Lumia 625 – a smartphone with a large display that will run Windows Phone 8. According to the available preliminary information the Lumia 625 will...

Samsung Launches 32-Gigabyte Embedded Memory Card Produced with 30nm-class NAND Technology

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced semiconductor technology solutions, announced shipment of its 32-Gigabyte (GB) moviNANDTM, the highest density embedded memory card utilizing advanced 30-nanometer (nm) class process technology. Use of high-density embedded memory...

Leave a comment