Show time ! AMD is starting to create a buzz on the web as public relations officials tweeted that they are using a dual graphics card based on Fiji at the VRLA (Virtual Reality LA) convention. Yes, that means a working Radeon Fury X2 graphics card.
The dual Fiji card will sit in at least one Falcon Northwest Tiki compact gaming desktop prototype as well as HTC Vive HMD. Falcon Northwest has already slipped that the Fiji-based dual GPU graphics card is very small and fits easily into a 4-inch thick Tiki.
This means that the product will be small, really small. Which makes sense due to the HBM design, I mean look at Nano. Rumor has it that the Fiji dual GPU codenamed Gemini would have 8GB of HBM1 graphics memory with a whopping 8192 stream processors.
It has already been mentioned that the release of the Dual Fiji XT graphics card is scheduled for this year, probably in the second quarter. In fact, it was caught being shipped several times while showing up at an India-based courier. The code name that has been spotted is “Fiji Gemini”, and we have to mention here that “Gemini” has already been used by AMD to denote a dual GPU product. The previous photos however show two 8 pin PCI Express power connectors and therefore an allocation of up to 375 Watt (which honestly isn’t bad).
|Radeon R9 Fury X2||Radeon R9 Fury X||Radeon R9 Nano||Radeon R9 390X|
|Manufacturing process||28 nm||28 nm||28 nm||28 nm|
|GPU||Fiji XT x2||Fiji XT||Fiji XT||Hawaii / Grenada|
|Streaming processors||2x 4096||4096||4096||2816|
|Graphics memory||2x 4 GB HBM||HBM 4 GB||4 GB HBM||8 GB of GDDR5|
|Memory clock||up to 500 MHz / 1.0 Gbit / s||up to 500 MHz / 1.0 Gbit / s||up to 500 MHz / 1.0 Gbit / s||6.0 Gbps|
|Basic clock||1050 MHz||1050 MHz||up to 1000 MHz||1050 MHz|
|Memory bandwidth||up to 512 GB / s||up to 512 GB / s||up to 512 GB / s||384 GB / s|
|Power connectors||2 x 8 pins||2 x 8 pins||1 x 8 pin||1 x 6 pin – 1 x 8 pin|
|Form factor||Full height, double slit||Full height, double slit||Full height, double slit||Full height, double slit|
|Support for DirectX 12||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
A Radeon Fury X pushes close to 8.6 TFLOPS of performance, meaning that a dual GPU version would deliver nearly 16 TFLOPs of single precision performance. And yes, a dual GPU Fiji would have 8GB of HBM1 graphics memory with a whopping 8192 stream processors. The PCB photo below is old, this is a first prototype / engineering samples from last summer. We expect a change or two from okay. However. such a card would give a massive proverbial azzz kick.
Photo Anshel Sag (Twitter)
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