Wednesday, September 14th 2011

AMD Showcases its First 28 nm GPU

AMD showed off its first graphics processor (GPU) built on TSMC's cutting-edge 28 nanometer silicon fabrication process, the next foundry process standard for discrete GPUs. Bulk manufacturing at TSMC's Fab 15 facility at 28 nm is still taking shape, TSMC will take volume orders only later this year. For the moment, it can run small batches for designers to test their designs. The GPU was running on a mobile platform (pictured below, the red PCB), cooled by a compact copper-channel air cooler, leading us to believe that this is a mainstream segment GPU, if not lower. The demo platform was showcased running DirectX 11 title Dirt 3. Besides that, absolutely no other details were shared, not even a company codename for the GPU board.

Source: TechConnect Magazine
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57 Comments on AMD Showcases its First 28 nm GPU

#1
laszlo
nice ! powerful little monster
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#2
meirb111
by: laszlo
nice ! powerful little monster
there is no info on preformance here or anything so powerfUL??
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#3
Loosenut
by: meirb111
there is no info on preformance here or anything so powerfUL??
Surely powerful enough for Dirt 3 in DX11
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#4
dieterd
by: Loosenut
Surely powerful enough for Dirt 3 in DX11
at 800x600 and everything "LOW"...
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#5
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
by: dieterd
at 800x600 and everything "LOW"...
@10FPS:laugh:
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#6
RejZoR
We're talking AMD here, not Intel...
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#7
caleb
Can't we just ban AMD news from TPU until they release Bulldozer?
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#8
Lionheart
Ohh how I so want 2x HD7970's...^_^
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#9
faramir
by: Lionheart
Ohh how I so want 2x HD7970's...^_^
And I want 1x HD7770 :) Decent enough performance with low TDP.
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#10
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
Another demo chip from AMD , No test results no real information just more of the same from AMD We can all be proud of .
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#11
H82LUZ73
and that heat sink on it reminds of the ol` x800 days when cards where small like that in agp/pci form.
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#12
jpierce55
:rolleyes:Oh boy, my day is made. A picture of a tiny g-card with a tiny copper cooler.:rolleyes:
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#13
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
by: jpierce55
:rolleyes:Oh boy, my day is made. A picture of a tiny g-card with a tiny copper cooler.:rolleyes:
LOL with nothing else ! WOW just using my imagination thinking just how well it will perform !
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#14
laszlo
by: caleb
Can't we just ban AMD news from TPU until they release Bulldozer?
better ban people who transform news&threads to garbage
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#15
Lionheart
by: faramir
And I want 1x HD7770 :) Decent enough performance with low TDP.
With HD6950 performance I would assume...^_^
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#16
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
by: laszlo
better ban people who transform news&threads to garbage
Unfortunately we can't see any performance numbers
I think that this sums it all up .
And I agree lets ban All this AMD news unless there is some news to talk about . NOTHING AT ALL ! Just some picks of a HSF NOT even the chip ! This is pure BS ! I am sick of this crap from AMD !
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#17
The_
The guys hair in pic 3 aint even real so how can we believe anything in the story... :shadedshu
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#18
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
by: The_
The guys hair in pic 3 aint even real so how can we believe anything in the story... :shadedshu
LOL ! This squirrel died of natural causes ! :roll:
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#19
reverze
lol @ all the unpatient people, its a piece of hardware, so chill out.

numbers will come the day its released, no complaining will change that, cant deal with that? go buy intel and let us hardware enthousiasts enjoy the news.
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#20
[H]@RD5TUFF
Good to see it's coming along, but I am getting tired of AMD doing attention grabs for media coverage, to distract from a lack of BD launch date. :nutkick:
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#21
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
by: reverze
lol @ all the unpatient people, its a piece of hardware, so chill out.

numbers will come the day its released, no complaining will change that, cant deal with that? go buy intel and let us hardware enthousiasts enjoy the news.
What news ? You have nothing but some lame pictures and some guy with a dead squirrel on his head . I see nothing at all but 28nm . What is that and what can I use it for ?
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#22
reverze
by: trickson
What news ? You have nothing but some lame pictures and some guy with a dead squirrel on his head . I see nothing at all but 28nm . What is that and what can I use it for ?
IF you want to discuss what is news and what isnt , this is the wrong part of the forum, if you claim the TPU crew doesnt know what news is and posts unimportant articles, then please remove TPU from your bookmarks and visit one of the thousands of other hardware related sites, we are happy with TPU and their choices.
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#23
Steevo
Looking at the monitor behind him it looks nice, and considering the size of the GPU given the size of the memory chips on the card, and the space needed for traces, the size of the cooler, that looks nice.

Pinky nail size GPU that can run modern games.


My only other question is, whats under the other sink?
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#24
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
by: reverze
IF you want to discuss what is news and what isnt , this is the wrong part of the forum, if you claim the TPU crew doesnt know what news is and posts unimportant articles, then please remove TPU from your bookmarks and visit one of the thousands of other hardware related sites, we are happy with TPU and their choices.
I'll get right on it sir . :respect:

I have an opinion and I expressed it what is your problem ? Do you have more news to add about this new chip ? NO ? I thought so . Good Day !
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#25
[H]@RD5TUFF
I would bet this is going in an APU, hence the tiny heatsink.
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