A web-site from South Korea has published photos of what can be the next-generation of AMD’s Radeon graphics product. The new flagship promises higher performance, a new micro-architecture as well as hefty profits into the pocket of money-losing AMD. The new card is expected to be formally unveiled later this week.
If the photos published by DG's Nerdy Story web-site are to be believed, then the new AMD Radeon graphics card looks exactly like the current-generation Radeons from the first look. The same red-black cooling cover system that shelters a high-speed blower, two CrossFire multi-GPU connectors as well as several digital monitor connections.
The new AMD Radeon graphics card – which is believed to be called AMD Radeon R9 290X in accordance with alleged new AMD nomenclature – features AMD code-named Hawaii graphics processing unit as well as 14 GDDR5 memory chips. The new graphics card features similar multi-phase GPU power supply circuitry.
Advanced Micro Devices on recently said it would unveil its next-generation graphics processing unit at the AMD GPU ‘14 Tech Day event on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, next week. The company did not reveal whether it plans to unleash an all-new product family scheduled to arrive in 2014, or just the flagship GPU due to arrive in Q4 2013.
A real-time video webcast of the showcase can be accessed on the Investor Relations home page: ir.amd.com. A replay of the webcast can be accessed approximately one hour after the conclusion of the live event and will be available for 30 days after the event. Additionally, viewers may access the webcast on the AMD Gaming Facebook page and AMD’s YouTube channel. A replay of the webcast can also be accessed on AMD’s YouTube channel.
A highly-ranking representative from graphics products group of Advanced Micro Devices recently confirmed that the new-generation graphics products from the company are coming next quarter. The executive also said that the new graphics boards will not target ultra-high-end market segment and will therefore not cost $999, like some existing offerings on the market. It is logical to expect the new flagship AMD Radeon graphics card to cost up to $649.
It is noteworthy that despite of the fact that the next-generation products from AMD are several weeks away from formal announcements, nothing particular is known about them. Matt Skynner, corporate vice president and general manager of AMD’s graphics business unit, recently revealed that the chip would be made using 28nm process technology and will be 30% smaller than Nvidia Corp.’s GK110, which points to around 385mm2 die size and around 5 billion of transistors. While he did not reveal actual performance numbers he implied that efficiency of the new Radeon graphics processing unit will be higher than that of Nvidia Kepler-based GK110.
AMD did not comment on the news-story.