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

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  1. 3dcgi

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    Sometimes the meaning of names change over time and everything isn't updated accordingly.
     
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    This is what Dave Bauman said about it when it got published:
    Two days later it disppeared.
     
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    It says exactly that the Sea Islands ISA appeared does not match any GCN 1.0 marketed product today, so it got retired. IT does not say it is wrong for any other reason.
    And by the content of the ISA, that is pretty clear since GCN 1.0 does not support FLAT addressing.
     
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    It says exactly what Alexko claimed (and you disputed). It says that the name "Sea Islands" does not correspond to a graphics IP level. There is no Sea Islands ISA. Sea Islands is the name for a product line. It's a "roadmap name".
     
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    dont hit the messenger.. is curucao was not supposed to be the equivalent of 7870 ?
     
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    Curacao was rumored to be the Tahiti/7900 successor, but those rumors also said Hainan is the Pitcairn successor.
     
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    I have try refresh my memory, but i was unable to remember if this was part of the " Sea Island " codenames or not.. middle range or not...

    Curucao could be middle range in 28nm ( XT+Pro or 9870-9850 ) Hainain will be so the 7700-7750 ... still left some room for the 20nm and Hawaii..

    Now seeing some drivers have allready listed Hawaii .. i doubt more of this news.
     
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    I've assumed that it was, since it was in the same rumored lineup as Bonaire:

    Aruba = 2x Curacao
    Curacao
    Hainan
    Bonaire
    Oland
     
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    Considering we have Hawaii and Tonga are already in the drivers (both being volcanic islands in real life) and none of those excluding the obvious Bonaire & Oland, I doubt that list has any meaning anymore
     
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    Hainan is a low-end chip, that much is official. Don't know about CuraƧao.
     
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    Curacao: Pitcairn ASIC with reworked package for >5.4Gbps GDDR5.
    Aruba: Trinity VLIW4 GPU
     
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    Jesus, still persisting with the crappy ole VLIW? What's wrong with them?!
     
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    It's what the Trinity and Richland APUs have.
     
  15. Alexko

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    Also, remember that this is a discussion from 2013.
     
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    At any rate, dismay about the presistence of VLIW in AMD's APUs was noted in 2013.
    Also, AMD's business-class SKUs have guaranteed lifespans, so VLIW will linger for some time.
     
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    http://akiba-pc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/news/20140820_662891.html
    Google translated:
    Just R7 250X with slightly different clocks, or new revision of Cape Verde like TPU suggests? (or even completely new GPU?)
    http://www.techpowerup.com/204383/mysterious-amd-radeon-r7-250xe-shows-up.html

    Edit: Could it be even Iceland, and belong to Volcanic Islands?
     
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    Iceland aka Topaz in mobile, is used in solutions which are slower than Oland/Mars based SKUs. So this 640SPs card is probably still Verde.

    btw.
    Some believable data of Topaz/Iceland: http://www.nix.ru/support/compare_tables_builder.html?item[0]=1478 (85mm^2, 900M transistors)
     
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