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Advanced Micro Devices on Tuesday said that it would reveal some of the details about the company's next-generation graphics processing units (GPUs) at its AMD Fusion Development Summit (AFDS) that takes place in mid-June. In addition, AMD will reveal trends about future directions of accelerated processing units (APUs) and software development.

During his keynote at the AFDS, Eric Demers, Eric Demers, AMD corporate vice president and chief technology officer at graphics division of the company, will recap the evolution of GPUs in the recent years, including the latest VLIW5 and VLIW4 core architectures and instruction sets. But more importantly Mr. Demers will present an overview of the next generation of AMD cores under development, which will propel forward new capabilities and continue the GPU evolution.

While it is not completely clear what kind of peculiarities of next-generation graphics processors will be revealed at the summit, it is highly likely that going forward both AMD and its arch-rival Nvidia will attempt to make GPUs more programmable and better suitable not only for graphics processing, but also for complex computing.

Later during this year AMD is projected to release its first graphics processing units made using 28nm process technology code-named Southern Islands. The SI family is projected to support DirectX 11 functionality along with architectural improvements and some new features. Theoretically, the company may start revealing architectural peculiarities about the chips behind closed doors in order to let software designers to prepare their software for new chips.

In addition, Phil Rogers, AMD corporate fellow and lead architect for AMD Fusion APU programmability, will presents "The Programmer's Guide to the APU Galaxy", a presentation that will help to gain "invaluable insights" during this software developer's view of AMD Fusion APU architecture and how its benefits enable developers to push power and performance to the highest of levels.

Tags: ATI, AMD, Radeon, 28nm, Southern Islands

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Both ATI and NVidia are killing the penalty while waiting for TSMC to make the 28nm process viable for producing their chips.
0 0 [Posted by: BernardP  | Date: 04/05/11 06:24:25 PM]
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AMD 28nm Southern Islands GPU's will mach nicely with 32nm AMD Bulldozer CPU's

That will be one super fast system right there.. AMD is really on a roll of late.. Intel will soon be left behind in the graphics world unless they try and aquire Nvidia they have no chance.
0 1 [Posted by: vid_ghost  | Date: 04/05/11 09:52:54 PM]
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INTEL IS light years behind AMD and nVIDIA in the graphics field and will remain this way for the following half decade. If they desire to compete with these two ... they could probably be equal competitors in a full decade. But now, in the graphics department INTEL is a dud.
0 0 [Posted by: East17  | Date: 04/06/11 04:09:02 AM]
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Intel's product address the vast majority of the market, which does not require advanced graphics. Intel has been the leading graphics supplier for many years now, even though their products have been horrible for a long time.

But I do agree, if Intel wanted to get into the small niche market of advanced graphics, it would take around 5-10 years to be competitive.
0 0 [Posted by: cashkennedy  | Date: 04/07/11 09:53:48 AM]
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As always AMD is late, very late. AMD should have done this AFDS at least a couple years back, before DX11 launch.
0 0 [Posted by: Azazel  | Date: 04/06/11 04:44:22 AM]
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Where AMD lacks in prudence they make up for it with product quality/price. Bulldozer will leave Sandy Bridge in the dust imo whether they would have launched Bulldozer a couple years early would not have made a difference. The chip is not like any other chip design out there to date. AMD again has revolutionized and redefined the computing standards, it will be interesting to see how Intel responds
0 1 [Posted by: veli05  | Date: 04/06/11 06:59:20 AM]
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show us the benchmarks?!? as of today BDs are still vaporwares! BD may look good in paper and design, but so was Barcelona/Phenom!
0 0 [Posted by: dudde  | Date: 04/06/11 01:30:27 PM]
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How can BD be vaprware when Interligos benhcmarks already exit from several non AMD sources?
http://news.softpedia.com...-Benchmarks-Leaked-3.png/
0 0 [Posted by: darkequitus  | Date: 04/06/11 04:58:32 PM]
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several? that's only one so-called leaked source! i'll believe these so-called benchmarks when BD is out on the retail market! for what its worth, it made just end up as another Phenom fiasco!
0 0 [Posted by: dudde  | Date: 04/06/11 11:21:39 PM]
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Azazel, yes they are late but its much easier pulling something like this off with 32nm then it would have been with 90nm a few years back.
0 0 [Posted by: vid_ghost  | Date: 04/06/11 05:33:11 PM]
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What a spinner. Taking a big and great event and using negative wording like "Pecularity" in an advanced computer and graphics architecture event as to produce fear and doubt, way to go Shilov, i suggest you word the Nvidia and Intel technological events as "Marks" and "Stigmata".
0 1 [Posted by: bereft  | Date: 04/07/11 04:34:27 AM]
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This article has no slant/bias. This conference doesn't even have anything to do with performance of Fusion APU's.

This will discuss the future peculiarities (features / modifications) of the dedicated Southern Island products. As well as cover some programming tips for fusion APU's.

How all these AMD fan boys have turned this article into a fighting ground I have no idea, except that they cannot read.

For your information bereft, peculiarities just means the differences between this product and any other product. Peculiarities doesn't have a bad connotation, and to even assume Anton understand English so perfectly to add subtle meanings like that is ridiculous.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/peculiarity
3. a distinguishing quality or characteristic.
0 0 [Posted by: cashkennedy  | Date: 04/07/11 09:52:02 AM]
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