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AMD Hainan / Curacao Speculation

Postposted on Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:09 pm

It's pretty widely speculated that Hainan (Pitcairn successor) will have 1,792 stream processors; 112 TMUs, 32 ROPs and 256-bit memory bus with clocks in the 1000+(core) /1500 (memory) range. That aside, do you believe this will see a release before H2 2013, which is when Curacao (Tahiti successor) is speculated to hit the market?

I speculate that the Malta HD 7990 will use Hainan rather than Tahiti as it requires only two 8-pin power connectors vs three for the custom model HD 7990s. Since it's supposedly far more power efficient than Tahiti due to the reworked power state of GCN 1.1, I imagine they could easily overclock the hell out of it so it surpasses the Ares II or Devil 13 HD 7990s.
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Re: AMD Hainan / Curacao Speculation

Postposted on Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:32 pm

ultima_trev wrote:It's pretty widely speculated that Hainan (Pitcairn successor) will have 1,792 stream processors; 112 TMUs, 32 ROPs and 256-bit memory bus with clocks in the 1000+(core) /1500 (memory) range. That aside, do you believe this will see a release before H2 2013, which is when Curacao (Tahiti successor) is speculated to hit the market?
32 ROPs with 256-bit memory? Somebody is high as a kite.
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Re: AMD Hainan / Curacao Speculation

Postposted on Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:04 pm

How do you figure? That's the same configuration as Pitcairn. However, there are some new rumors about Curacao and Hainan, courtesy of Chiphell (http://www.chiphell.com/thread-755237-1-1.html):

HD8970
XT 28nm process GCN2.0 Curacao Architecture 3 geometry engine 8 ACE2.0 55 million transistors 420mm2
36CU 2304SP 144TMU 48ROPs 6GB GDDR5 384Bit
1100/7000MHz 250W
floating point performance: 5.07TFlops
US599 4299元
VS HD7970GHz +35%

HD8950
XT 28nm process GCN2.0 Hainan architecture two geometry engine 8 ACE2.0 35 million transistors 270mm2
28Cu 1792SP 112TMU 32ROPs 256Bit 4GB GDDR5
1200/7000MHz 190W
floating point performance: 4.30TFlops
US399 2799元
VS HD7970GHz +10%

HD8870
Hainan Pro 28nm process GCN2.0 architecture two geometry engine 8 ACE2.0 35 million transistors 270mm2
24CU 1536SP 96TMU 32ROPs 256Bit 2GB GDDR5
1100/6000MHz 160W
floating point performance: 3.38TFlops
US299 2099元
vs HD7870 + 40%

HD8850
Hainan LE 28nm process GCN2.0 architecture two geometry engine 8 ACE2.0 35 million transistors 270mm2
20Cu 1280SP 80TMU 32ROPs 256Bit 2GB GDDR5
1000/6000MHz 130W
floating point performance: 2.56TFlops
US229 1599元
vs HD7870 +15%

If this is true, there's quite a big gap between HD 8970 and HD 8950...
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Re: AMD Hainan / Curacao Speculation

Postposted on Sat Jun 01, 2013 2:06 pm

Pay her no mind, UT.
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Re: AMD Hainan / Curacao Speculation

Postposted on Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:21 pm

flip-mode wrote:Pay her no mind, UT.
Rude! (・へ・)
ultima_trev wrote:How do you figure? That's the same configuration as Pitcairn.
Huh, I didn't know AMD had 32 ROPs all the way down to 7850. Seems silly! Grossly unbalanced on the fillrate side there. I wonder if that's to support Eyefinity better on the lower-spec cards? Curious. ('∀`) Anyway, I was mistaken/wrong, so, sorry about that.

Looking back I think I was confusing Pitcairn for Tahiti and then reading the projected Hainan specs as "8970" (although I doubt Hainan/Curacao will be HD 8000 series, personally). So, obviously, a bit silly. Hehe. `,、('∀`) '`,、
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