by Anton Shilov
12/08/2011 | 01:03 PM
The first images of what is believed to be the next-generation high-end graphics card from Advanced Micro Devices on Tuesday emerged on the Internet. The images may point to positioning of new device as well as complexities of the new high-performance code-named Tahiti graphics adapters.
The first photos of the new AMD Radeon HD graphics cards first appeared on Beyond3D forums. The new boards are marked as “Tahiti” and are believed to belong to the top-of-the-range single-chip next-generation Radeon HD family. Based on AMD’s current nomenclature, the new graphics adapters will be called the Radeon HD 7900-series.
The forthcoming AMD Radeon HD 7900 “Tahiti” graphics cards are very long and carry twelve GDDR5 memory chips, which means that they use 384-bit memory bus. The novelties have two 8-pin PCI Express power connectors, something which points to rather high power consumption. Typically, photos of unreleased graphics adapters emerge shortly before the launch.
AMD’s Tahiti graphics processor belongs to the highly-anticipated Southern Islands family of chips. The new SI family will use new graphics architecture, feature a number of innovations as well as will be made using 28nm process technology.
AMD did not comment on the news-story.