AMD’s Next-gen GPU architecture consists of Greenland, Baffin, and Ellesmere GPUs
Ever since AMD released the new flagship graphics card, the Radeon R9 Fury X, the California-based chip maker is supposedly been readying to launch its next-generation “Arctic Islands” GPU architecture.
A report from KitGuru reveals the Arctic Islands family of products will include three brand-new chips: Greenland, Baffin, and Ellesmere.
A source with knowledge of AMD plans told the publication that Greenland will be the new flagship GPU that will cater to performance enthusiasts looking to build an extreme PC system.
The new flagship offering will likely be built around AMD’s second-generation High Bandwidth Memory (HBM), which would mark AMD being the first company to introduce a graphics card with as much as 32GB of graphics memory on a single PCB.
So expect the consumer-class Greenland-based products to come with 8GB – 16GB of memory. The GPU will retain layout of the company’s Radeon graphics processing units though.
According to AMD, Greenland will be the first ‘post-GCN’ GPU architecture, and will likely feature considerably larger number of stream processors than “Fiji”.
At present, not a lot of information is known about the Baffin and the Ellesmere, except that the two Arctic Islands GPUs will be designed to target the high-end and mainstream market segments.