AMD: Sea Islands R1100 (8*** series) Speculation/ Rumour Thread

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  1. Homeles

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    Anyone else have an opinion?
     
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    Zero.

    Tenerife sounds waaaaay better than Venus, at least for the top high-end chip. Venus would be an appropriate name for something used by women. :lol:
     
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    Remember the rumors about the HD7970 and the XDR2 rambus .. and finally it was just GDDR5. Seriously the 7970 have allready 264GB/s of memory bandwith.. let say the next is at 300GB/s.. largely enough even with eyefinity setup..
     
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  4. Homeles

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    Top parts are the only parts, right?
     
  5. UniversalTruth

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    HD 8000 will be largely just and simply revised HD 7000. I don't know why you want so major changes.
    Stacked memory may debute with APUs, not videocards. ;)
    The lower the videocards market segment, the lower the need of such a major change leading to improved memory bandwidth.

    Now you can explain why you need stacked memory on HD 8670.
     
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    APU will make a better use of stacked memory ... first they can use them as main memory, when the cpu will still use the system memory.

    This will allow a better use of the interconnect and why not finally the real use of virtual memory space.
     
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    AMD Radeon 8000 Series To Support DirectX 11.1

    This, however, is interesting. GPU-Z reports GTX 680 as supporting DX11.1. So, this should be false reading.

    Which one?
    http://forum.beyond3d.com/showpost.php?p=1653076&postcount=312
     
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    DX11.1 it's expected being a minor change mostly on the software side, or not?
     
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    Someone should tell these guys that Southern Islands arch is out and it already supports DX11.1. The change in the shaders (4D->1D) is also there.
     
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    Exactly.

    fehu, it's quite small additions, but at least parts of it requires hardware support eg HD5/6 and GTX4/5 (and Fermi-based 6) don't support it.
     
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    Does 11.1 bring anything interesting over plain jane 11? Also is it true that 11.1 is strictly Windows 8?
     
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    Why wasn't it written? They hide something or something stinks. I don't agree that it is normal.
     
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    Yes, it isn't very typical. I asked local PR (just a day before launch) if the GTX 680 supports DX11 or 11.1. I was told, that he found one mention of DX11.1 in some internal document, so he believes it supports DX11.1.
     
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    :shock:

    WOW, that supposedly means that even THEY don't know whether their product supports this technology. :lol:

    So, I'm willing to believe that DX11.1 is supported by AMD only and it is marketing checkbox feature. But because AMD's marketing department was destroyed, now there is lack of any reasonable clarity on this particular question. I mean if DX11.1 is worth it, what's new, when (or if) will it be supported.

    Much worse than DX10.1 where at least you had some obvious advantages and NV ruined everything. :evil:
     
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    Since the last few driver releases:

    [​IMG]
     
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    That means 'working what particular API', as opposed to 'fully complain with'

    ManuelG:
    The NVIDIA Control Panel lists the API supported by the GPU (DX 11.1) and not feature level (DX 11.0)
     
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    AFAIK no.

    The exact quote, IIRC, was "yes, it supports DX11.1, but who cares?"
     
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    It means that DX11.1 will be released for Windows 7 (and perhaps Windows Vista too) with Service Pack 2 this autumn. :razz: Cool. :cool:

    This attitude is very very strange. Doesn it mean that all DX11 videocards will support DX11.1 by the means of a simple Windows Update. :mrgreen:
     
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