AMD Has Taped out Radeon 400 Series, GPUs Enter Production Next Year
AMD’s next-gen “Arctic Islands” family contains three new GPUs, code-named Greenland, Ellesmere and Baffin; and if a recently surfaced report is to be believed, the US-based chip maker has reached tape out for the latter two GPUs.
According to a report from WCCFTech, AMD has taped out both “Ellesmere” and “Baffin” GPUs – both part of the upcoming Radeon 400 series of video cards. The GPUs are said to be awaiting commencement of FinFET process volume production to kick off next year.
If the news is true, you should expect AMD to make an official announcement soon. What’s more interesting is that it confirms the company is working on the new performance mainstream cards just after releasing a rebrand of its 300-series GPUs this year.
The Arctic Islands family will launch with the three aforementioned FinFET GPUs in a variety of SKUs which will address the entire discrete GPU market top to bottom. Greenland will be AMD’s next generation flagship GPU, while the Baffin and the Ellesmere will be designed to target the performance and mainstream market segments.