With HBM chips it goes over 10 billion
The Fiji GPU behind the AMD Radeon Fury line of graphics cards is definitely a one big chip with 8.9 billion transistors, but during our short chat with, Raja Koduri, Corporate Vice President and CTO, Visual Computing at AMD and we learned that the number is even higher.
Livestream at the PC gaming event on July 16
AMD will unveil the card that know as the as Fiji XT. This watercooled card will be the first to use high bandwidth memory (HBM) technology.
12 cm fan and dual slot render
We saw how the Fiji XT card looks. AMD shared some data and the dummy cards with its partners who wanted to examine the custom cooling.
4GB first, 8GB to follow
Our well informed sources are telling us that Fiji is not going to be the cheapest chip on the market.
GPU and CPU Production in 2016
When AMD's Fiji GPU launches shortly after Computex and before the end of Q2 2015, we should see a bit more details regarding AMD's FinFET chips.
Will be ready by 2016
Greenland, which will succeed the soon to be launched Fiji GPU, will be served up with FinFET technology next year.
Next year HBM 2.0 but no name yet
AMD teases its audience with the new HBM High Bandwidth Memory product that is supposed to come soon.
Mainstream card sized
A modern high end graphics card tends to be quite big. It usually needs two slots for the cooler and is between 280 and 300 mm in the length.
Has integrated Greenland HBM GPU
We have mentioned both AMD's Zen core processors, as well as Greenland HBM memory powered graphics in the past, but now we have a few more details.
A few tweaks required
Fiji XT is AMD's next generation GPU core and many end-users have very high hopes for this product. It looks like Fiji XT based cards are launching in June, and they will give Nvidia's Geforce GTX 980 a run for its money.