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AMD to launch 'Fiji' graphics cards at E3 on June 16th

By Scorpus ยท 5 replies
Jun 3, 2015
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  1. AMD has finally revealed when they'll be announcing their next-generation line of graphics cards: June 16th, during an event named "AMD Presents: The New Era of PC Gaming", which begins at 9am PST at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles.

    The presentation will kick off the same day as the AMD-sponsored PC Gaming Show, which is an event that will take place during E3 to focus specifically on the PC platform. Both the PC Gaming Show and AMD's The New Era of PC Gaming will be streamed live.

    There's no word on when AMD will actually release graphics cards based around their new 'Fiji' GPU, but at least we'll finally get some details on the GPU at this event. It's possible that an actual release of the cards will occur some time after the event, similar to AMD's launch of Hawaii back in 2013.

    In the meantime, AMD CEO Lisa Su did show off their Fiji GPU at the company's Computex 2015 press event, which was mostly focused on new APUs. Thanks to Hardware.fr's photograph, you can clearly see the GPU and its surrounding HBM memory on the chip, which should be found beneath a beefy cooler on soon-to-be-released graphics cards.

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  2. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 2,139   +1,303

    Can't wait to see how they perform!
  3. WangDangDoodle

    WangDangDoodle TS Addict Posts: 199   +71

    "AMD Presents: The New Era of PC Gaming" <<< :D

    Yeah... that just makes my short and curlies even more curly. I remember watching a demo where Lisa Su bragged to the high heavens about their (then) upcoming APUs that would change the world in oh-so many ways. Lots of big talk. The final product was - unfortunately - terrible. Worse than the Xbone/PS4 APUs. I'm totally rooting for AMD, but they really need to put a sock in it sometimes. "The New Era of..." Pfft-lease!
  4. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 4,354   +2,850

    If it performs well, that means this HBM memory is good. That also means if nVidia switches to the same memory, Fiji will be back to the old tribe, dancing and chanting around fire.
  5. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 3,294   +1,747

    Nvidia will switch to 3D memory sometime next year with the Pascal GPU architecture. AMD will also use the 2nd gen HBM next year which doubles capacity and bandwidth with Greenland. Both companies will have huge architectural changes in 2016: new memory, 14/16nm GPUs, DX12 optimisations, better interposers, etc.
    2016 is going to be an exciting year.
  6. 2015 should have been exciting. A midrange die shrink feels like it will take an eternity now.

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