SOUTHERN ISLANDS

February 15th, 2013

AMD Clarifies 2013 Graphics Strategy: New Cards, Same Architecture, Some Surprises

AMD has confirmed that new cards will be released this year and HD 7000-series parts as their plans for 2013 were clarified.  There has been a lot of talk lately about AMD’s official GPU strategy for 2013 and how it flew in the fact of numerous rumors.  Instead of releasing a desktop graphics architecture that [...]

March 4th, 2012

AMD Radeon HD 7870 & HD 7850 Review

With today’s release of the HD 7870 and HD 7850, AMD has achieved their goal of having a complete top to bottom desktop graphics card lineup based upon the new GCN architecture.  These two new entries into the lineup are meant to effectively bridge the gap between the high end and entry level markets.  With [...]

December 21st, 2011

AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB Review

4.3 billion transistors, a 28nm manufacturing process, 2048 cores, a 384-bit memory bus and 3GB of GDDR5 memory; the new AMD HD 7970 has it all.  Based off of the new Southern Islands architecture it represents a leap forward for AMD’s core engineering and is designed from the ground up for DX11 a compute performance. [...]

August 12th, 2010

AMD Expected to Launch New ATI GPU Generation in November

According to Digitimes.com, AMD is expected to officially announce the Southern Islands GPUs in October, with sales starting as early as November 2010. The reports come from unnamed industry insiders, that the rumoured ATI Radeon HD 6000 series will be ready for market before the holiday season. ATI’s next-gen GPU was originally intended to be [...]