Wednesday, 23 January 2013

The World's First Professional Tablet, Nvidia's GK110 is Geforce GTX 780, ASUS AERES II - The Ace is Back!

There are rumours floating around regarding a new professional FirePro Tablet, the world's only x86 Windows 8 Tablet with Professional Graphics. Not only will this allow AMD to get into a position no other company has, as professional graphics solutions are currently strictly in desktop / notebook form factor.

More information of AMD's FirePro tablet can be found here

In other news, we see that Nvidia is preparing for their Geforce GTX 780  card based on the older GK110 architecture  which is said to bring only a 25% increase in performance when compared to the Geforce GTX 680. It will be interesting to see how AMD's 8970, which is said to bring a 30-40% increase in performance over the 7970, stacks up against this card from Nvidia.

 More information on AMD's future 8970 flagship card can be found here and Nvidia's future flagship the GTX 780 here

Currently the 7970 is the World most powerful consumer single GPU solution, with the introduction of the performance aggressive drivers Catalyst 12.11 and now 13.1; and the ARES II (7970x2) is the worlds most powerful consumer dual GPU solution, pulling 13% ahead of  the GTX 690.

Its interesting to see that the ASUS ARES II is only a two slot card, not shown by this fake picture floating around

More info on the ASUS ARES II can be found here

Monday, 7 January 2013

New AMD Roadmap! Temash Q3 2013/ Steamroller Cores Q4 2013

Jan 07 2013 AMD Roadmap

We see some interesting new information through this brand new roadmap. Not only will AMD's new flagship 28 nm Temash Tablet SoC sport four Cores, yes FOUR cores (not two as previously reported), but it will be released in the end of Q2 beginning of Q3 2013.

Another interesting note is to see that steamroller is alive and well and is said to be released in its APU form later this year in Q4.

Good to see K10.5 still kicking with an even more tweaked core known as Jaguar, which is said to bring over 15% increase in IPC performance, and over 10% higher clocks over previous Brazos core.

No Desktop Flagship Steamroller this year guys! We'll have to wait and see how AMD pulls this one off in Q1 2014, during which all Soc/APU/CPU's will move towards Steamroller/Excavator core design.

So which Tablet SoC will prevail in CPU performance, how about GPU?

Intel's Bay Trail 22nm 4 core Atom based on ivy Bridge Core 
HD 4000 


AMD's 28nm Temash A Series 4 core based on the much improved Jaguar Core?
AMD 8270

You decide!