AMD shared its 5 year long GPU and APU roadmap with the world for the first time during the PC Cluster Consortium event in Osaka Japan. During the event AMD’s Junji Hayashi took the stage to reveal what AMD has got in the works for the next five years.
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I think it is funny that everyone is worried about AMD's R&D because all the can do is try to catch up without infringing on AMD's APU's
We know that AMD is currently preparing their latest R300 series graphics cards which will be set to launch in Q2 2015 however AMD has not released any information regarding their upcoming cards till now. There have been several leaks during the passing time and we have known the R300 series by many new names, many new GPU codenames and ever changing specifications which keep confusing the masses waiting for AMD’s latest cards
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DX12 support has just been added to 3DMark showing unbelievable results with DX12 delivering up to 20 times faster performance than DX11. AMD Radeon graphics cards are showing the most significant gains compared to their Nvidia GeForce GTX counterparts.
Read more: http://wccftech.com/amd-r9-290x-fast-titan-dx12-enabled-3dmark-33-faster-gtx-980
You may be skeptical about DirectX 12, and I don’t blame you. After all, PC (and often by extension, console) games have been handicapped for years by prior versions of Microsoft's API. But recently AMD paved the way for a “closer to the metal” experience with Mantle, allowing game developers to extract more performance from the graphics card, and lighten the workload of the CPU. DirectX 12 is meant to also harness the CPU’s full capabilities, allowing multiple commands to be sent to the GPU simultaneously and allow for more efficient communication between these two crucial components.
Microsoft, Nvidia, and AMD have all been united in delivering the DirectX 12 hype. We’ve seen isolated demos and various performance boost claims when games move from DX11 to DX12. But this week Microsoft handed the tech press 3DMark’s new Farandole benchmark, which measures draw calls per second. They also equipped us with Windows 10 Technical Preview (Build 10041) and in-development DirectX 12 drivers for Nvidia, AMD, and Intel hardware. Then they said “go nuts.”
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Since Carizzo is not qualified for fanless tablets and notebooks, last year’s Mullins APU remains AMD’s hope for tablets.
If Nvidia can get away with a $299 gaming tablet, AMD could also market the Radeon R6-powered Mullins A10-6700 SoC as a game-centric SoC for Windows 10 and Android 5.0.
Tablet gaming is besting console gaming. AMD should not rely on game consoles.
For shareholder's eyes only
Buried in AMD's shareholders' report, there was a some suprising detail about the outfit's first ARM 64-bit server SoCs.
For those who came in late, they are supposed to be going on sale in the first half of 2015.
We know that the ARM Cortex-A57 architecture based SoC has been codenamed 'Hierofalcon.'
AMD started sampling these Embedded R-series chips last year and is aiming to release the chipset in the first half of this year for embedded data centre applications, communications infrastructure, and industrial solutions.
But it looks like the Hierofalcon SoC will include eight Cortex-A57 cores with 4MB L2 cache and will be manufactured on a 28nm process. It will support two 64-bit DDR3/4 memory channels with ECC up to 1866MHz and up to 128GB per CPU. Connectivity options will include two 10GbE KR, 8x SATA 3 6Gb/s, 8 lanes PCIe Gen 3, SPI, UART, and I2C interfaces. The chip will have a TDP between 15 to 30W.
The SOC ranges between a TDP of 15 – 30 W. The highly integrated SoC includes 10 Gb KR Ethernet and PCI-Express Gen 3 for high-speed network connectivity, making it ideal for control plane applications. The chip also features a dedicated security processor which enables AMD's TrustZone technology for enhanced security. There's also a dedicated cryptographic security co-processor on-board, aligning to the increased need for networked, secure systems.
Soon after Hierofalcon is out, AMD will be launching the SkyBridge platform that will feature interchangeable 64-bit ARM and x86 processors. Later in 2016, the company will be launching the K12 chip, its custom high performance 64-bit ARM core.
Nvidia Corporation might have more than just a deal with Intel and a shrinking PC market to be concerned with in 2015
By: Larry Darrell
Published: Mar 23, 2015 at 1:29 pm EST
Nvidia Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) has been downgraded to a sell by Goldman Sachs with a price target of $20. The investment bank cited weakness in the PC market carrying over intoGPU market growth and cutting into profits; as well as the market being complacent about the fate of profits should the licensing agreement with Intel Corp (NASDAQ:INTC) come to an end.
Nvidia has more troubles brewing with Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) cutting prices to push its own products at more than just parity of performance. Then there’s the shrinking PC market and emerging threatfrom AMD APUs on top of a broader push for high performance integrated GPUs by Intel which has seen low end demand erode to a large degree for Nvidia.
This has been further exacerbated by Nvidia’s failed attempts to enter the mobile SoC market as a significant player. The Tegra lineup has more or less failed in its objective to capture a significant part of the mobile and tablet market despite all the initial hype.
While Nvidia has been slow to admit its failures, it could be argued that rival chipmaker AMD’s decision to sell its mobile division to Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) might have been a bad decision, because it seems to have made the road ahead significantly difficult for Nvidia.
That licensing agreement between Intel and Nvidia is another source of concern because of the risk that Intel might not renew a patent agreement between the two companies which makes Nvidia could cut a sizeable chunk of the company’s revenue, as well as access to several patents made available by Intel in a deal previously worth $1.5 Billion.
Adding to this is further misery for Nvidia in the form of growing uncertainty and expectations for AMD’s upcoming GPUs. These are expected to push HBM (High Bandwidth Memory) as well as a better optimized architecture core which could see improved performance and power efficiency. This gives AMD a significant edge given that high power usage and heat generation are key factors that prevent it from becoming a viable long term graphics solution; Nvidia’s Maxwell offers much better power efficiency and operating temperatures.
One can also argue that Nvidia was forced to show its hand far too early with the GTX Titan X whilst Maxwell 2.0 might be a very good showcase of what Nvidia is capable of. This also means they lack the element of surprise and AMD effectively remedy any mistakes they were previously making with their hardware and entry points. AMD forcing price cuts across the board is not unheard of given their ability to push in with rebranded chipsets at extremely low prices.
On the home entertainment and console side, Nvidia has yet to enter the market successfully. Its portable shield tablet was a failure on the scale of Amazon Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)’s Fire Phone. AMD’s undisputed position in the console market sees it manufacture chips for both major consoles; currently the Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Xbox One and the Sony Corp (NYSE:SNE) PlayStation 4 which gives it a significant edge and say in shaping the future of consoles. AMD’s Mantle is one example of what the semiconductor juggernaut could effectively push onto the market.
Nvidia might be in an extremely bad position in 2015, but the reasons are far closer to home and rival AMD than just a matter of renewing a patent deal with Intel.
True that, & then irkbik5 starts telling investors what to do & where yo get the news. Veru strange I have never seen him post ant news, while I post only what comes to me. Do you ever notice that yahoo is hard pressed to post one article a week while we post hundreds.Seems to me like someone is trying to control information.