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AMD Blackcomb

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AMD's Blackcomb GPU uses the TeraScale 2 architecture and is made using a 40 nm production process at TSMC. With a die size of 212 mm² and a transistor count of 1,700 million it is a medium-sized chip. Blackcomb supports DirectX 11.2 (Feature Level 11_0). It features 1120 shading units, 56 texture mapping units and 32 ROPs.
Further reading: TeraScale 2 Instruction Set Architecture

Graphics Processor

GPU Name
Blackcomb
Architecture
TeraScale 2
Foundry
TSMC
Process Size
40 nm
Transistors
1,700 million
Density
8.0M / mm²
Die Size
212 mm²
Released
Jan 4th, 2011

Graphics Features

DirectX
11.2 (11_0)
OpenGL
4.4
OpenCL
1.2
Vulkan
N/A
Shader Model
5.0
Compute
GFX4

Render Config

Shading Units
1120
TMUs
56
ROPs
32
Compute Units
14
Z-Stencil
40
L1 Cache
16 KB per CU
L2 Cache
512 KB
Max. TDP
100 W

All TeraScale 2 GPUs

Graphics cards using the AMD Blackcomb GPU

Name Chip Memory Shaders TMUs ROPs GPU Clock Memory Clock
AMD Radeon HD 6990M Blackcomb XTX 2 GB 1120 56 32 715 MHz 900 MHz
AMD Radeon HD 6970M Blackcomb XT 1024 MB 960 48 32 680 MHz 900 MHz
AMD Radeon HD 6950M Blackcomb PRO 1024 MB 960 48 32 580 MHz 900 MHz
AMD FirePro M8900 Blackcomb XT GL 2 GB 960 48 32 680 MHz 900 MHz
AMD Radeon HD 6970M Mac Edition Blackcomb XT 2 GB 960 48 32 680 MHz 900 MHz

Blackcomb GPU Notes

Architecture Codename: Northern Islands
Chip Variant: Barts
Graphics/Compute: GFX4
Display Core Engine: 5.0
Unified Video Decoder: 3.1