1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

AMD Readies 28 nm "Tonga" to Take on GM107

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, May 19, 2014.

  1. Steevo


    Nov 4, 2005
    9,820 (2.28/day)
    Thanks Received:

    Nvidia has their own issues with their low power cards and new "performance" drivers, and other drivers it seems. I would rather burn off a whole extra 10 watts to keep my screen from going black or flickering.
    10 Year Member at TPU 10 Million points folded for TPU
  2. vagxtr

    Jul 5, 2007
    180 (0.05/day)
    Thanks Received:
    You comparing years of stiched up r&d to be delivered as stillborn performing gpu called hd2900xt at nearly exclusively ATi used 80nm for it after rather successful test batch rv570, and aside from quite few small dies named nvidia 8500/8600 series which were badly packed after production. So AMD take what they had and just dumb shrinked it to 55nm to make it viable product and rebrand it to hd3870 (rv670). While hd4870 was cleanup job from done from solid grounds. They actually revised everything they could from way better mc to vliw5 pipeline actually being accompanied with so necessary more texturing and filtering units to actually fix up broken rops on r600/rv670 series. I guess with r600 2.5 or as they call it rv770 they actually done job what they meant to be done year and half earlier but only this time with graciousness from amds cpu business money pouring into years of bad managed atis r&d which was used as camouflage for sucking money out of company.

    Anyway much could be done but as rumors go on this new 28nm chip will only maybe stitch broken power features that occurs as black screen of death in many bonaire (hd7790/r7 260(x)) and hawaii based chips, and solve issues for amd that it needs to produce big die as hawaii as they pretty much depleted that cherry picked chips that they been collecting for never trully launched hd7990 as there was no real market for 500W+ power hog aside marketing purpose to have king of the hill.
    10 Year Member at TPU
  3. Prima.Vera


    Sep 15, 2011
    4,098 (1.89/day)
    Thanks Received:
    Bring on the Tanga chip. Is summer anyways! :))

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)