AMD To Bring Next-Gen Fiji GPUs To E3, On June 16
AMD has unveiled its latest Fiji GPU technology, which features HBM memory that saves space and provides better performance by means of space-effective arrangement of DRAM stacks. The company CEO Lisa Su showed off the chip at Computex 2015.
HBM offers better performance per watt as compared to GDDR5. This, it does by stacking the memory chips vertically, that are joined with a high-speed string.
In addition to the faster graphics chips, the new technology will allow manufacturers to reduce the size of GPUs, observes the PC World. HBM memory needs 95% less space for 1GB as compared to GDDRG, which means huge saving of room on circut boards, AMD’s technical marketing manager Hallock told.
“HBM satisfies the appetite for smaller device. There is this appetite for powerful, portable systems… but they don’t want to give up performance either,” said Hallock.
AMD will launch the AMD Radeon Fury graphics card at the E3 even on 16th June, 2015. Computex attendees were waiting that AMD would announce Fiji during its press event. That didn’t happen. The company is now eyeing E3 trade show scheduled in Los Angeles for the end of June.
Gaming lays at the heart of E3. Therefore, AMD will observably launch its graphics processing unit before, much passionate audience for such a ceremony — gaming enthusiasts.
At Computex, PC chips code-named Carrizo remained focal point for AMD. This chip will be made available for laptops and computers in July.
In 2016, AMD’s competitor manufacturer, Nvidia will also introduce stacked memory technology based GPUs, the news source confirms.