AMD to release Tonga GPU in August

AMD to release Tonga GPU in August

Very shortly after the information leak on an upcoming Tonga GPU from AMD various online sources have confirmed the upcoming graphics processor.

The Tonga GPU will come out in August of this year and will directly target NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 760 graphics card. The chip will be built on 28 nm silicon and will retire the older Tahiti Pro GPU that is used in the current crop of R9 280 and R9 280X graphics cards. While they offer performance similar to what GeForce GTX 760 has to offer, the R9 280 and R9 280X lose big time when it comes to heat dissipation and power required and this is one more thing that Tonga will target. In addition the new GPU may come with lower overall costs that will guarantee excellent performance with lower heat dissipation and lower power consumption, maybe at a lower price.

What’s known so far is that the Tonga GPU will have 2048 stream processors on GCN2 architecture, 128 TMUs, 32 ROPs and a 256-bit GDDR5 memory bus. The cards based on Tonga will come with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory by default but some manufacturers are expected to release 4 GB models. The memory and memory bus cuts when compared to R9 280 and R9 280X will lower performance somewhat but AMD will compensate this with a higher number of stream processors and higher clock speeds.

Source: Techpowerup

Related posts

HP Z800 Workstation is now configurable with up to two NVIDIA Tesla GPUs

NVIDIA today announced that HP’s most powerful and expandable workstation—the HP Z800 Workstation—is now configurable with up to two NVIDIA® Tesla™ graphics processing units (GPUs), another key indicator of the demand being seen for GPUs in the high performance computing (HPC)...

Gumball – fly sky high!

Have you ever wanted to go to the Moon? Chances are you have but the harsh truth is that space travel is still ridiculously expensive. A game on Google Play may be able to help you – well, sorta – and if you are smart enough and skillful with your fingers you may go to the Moon sooner than...

Raspberry Pi 3 gets presented

Raspberry Pi 3 gets presented

It has taken Raspberry Pi Foundation exactly four years to come up with three versions of its famous Raspberry Pi computer – exactly four years ago, on February 29, 2012, the foundation presented its Raspberry Pi computer for the first time and now has done the same for its third version – again...

Leave a comment