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Catalyst drivers include next-gen GPU code names

By Jos · 5 replies
Aug 26, 2010
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  1. AMD brought a handful of new features and improvements to the table yesterday with the release of its latest Catalyst graphics driver suite. In an unusual reveal, it seems one of the files also contained code-names for as many as 35 unreleased products which upon further inspection appear related to the upcoming Radeon HD 6000 Series of GPUs, otherwise known as Southern Islands.

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  2. teklord

    teklord TS Guru Posts: 483

    nVidia needs to step up their game, they got left behind with this generation of GPUs. AMD may follow suit with their CPUs next.
  3. SilverCider

    SilverCider TS Enthusiast Posts: 72

    I have a feeling simultaneous releases from both nvidia and amd are a thing of the past. After all, nvidia are still rolling out new performance products from the current fermi line-up!
  4. Well if they are out of sink to much that’s not good for them or us, it means a lack of true competition. It’s just one-up-man-ship which breads complacency in engineering and consumers. I don’t think the discrete graphic business will progress under such a model.

    I think Nvidia got left behind and now are in a heap of trouble, the reduced pricing on GTX460/470 has to be hitting their pockets and rebuilding the war-chest. Until they can get Fermi on a 28Nm chip which may control power and heat. I don’t see it so much as a architectural issue although the big die size has not been cost effective, I see it as a process issue that has been TSMC implementation and Nvidia not have a pipe cleaner (aka 4770) for engineering to learn from. Hopefully things will even up with 28Nm nodes
  5. i dont know what you ppl are on about i got a friend that has two 5870 graphics cards in crossfire and i can beat his 2 cards with my one nvidia 480 gtx. nvidia are the king they are ruling with graphics cards right now. ati cards have no physx and the 5870 cards get 9 fps in a heaven beanchmark!! BAD!!!
  6. PhyX is an so called "open" standard that "only" works on nvidia chips.
    It's a competition and Ati & Nividia take turns taking away the speed crown from each other.

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