And here we are, almost two months after I told that AMD will introduce a new naming to their graphics cards segment, we may finally be looking at the actual scheme for the new models.
TechPowerUp’s GPU-Z has just been updated to 0.7.3, just as expected before the major launch taking place later this month. Today’s release is more important than it used to be in the past, that’s due to the upcoming Hawaii release, we are all waiting for (or maybe it’s just me being bored with the Kepler GPUs?). We have a variety of R7 and R9 models, but surprisingly without the R8 segment.
Added preliminary support for AMD Radeon R7 240, R7 250, R7 260X, R9 270, R9 270X, R9 290, R9 290X
AMD Radeon R9 270, R9 270X, R 290, R9 290X
The R9 segment, earlier to be known as HD x9xx, will feature four different graphics cards. At this point we can only speculate what the “X” is here. Earlier this week TPU explained this as a special feature. It could mean either a dual-gpu card, a faster GPU variant or it’s just being there to confuse everyone even further.
The information is very limited right now, but that didn’t stop me and T4C Fantasy from TPU (thanks) from making some conclusions.
There’s a gap between R9 290 and R9 270 models. It’s not very big, but after making the chart it was very confusing. Thus, we think that AMD will release additional R9 280 graphics cards later (maybe even this year). They could feature either Hawaii LE or some Tahiti GPUs. The dual-Hawaii graphics cards, known as Vesuvius is not yet listed in the GPU-Z changelog. For that reason I’m not even trying to speculate about this graphics card (even the codename Vesuvius as a dual-gpu card is not official).
AMD Radeon R7 260X, R7 250, R7 240
The R7 segment is probably Pitcairn based, that’s according to GPU-Z submissions. The latter cards are impossible to predict, but I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s Cape Verde making a comeback.
AMD Hawaii launch
So far nothing has changed. According to earlier reports AMD will unveil it’s fastest graphics processor on September 25th. We stick to this date unless AMD will change its plans.
By the way, you can download GPU-Z 0.7.3 from here.
Below is the chart that we think could help you understand this naming scheme. Of course this is absolutely nothing official, so treat it with a grain of salt (as always).
|AMD Radeon R-200 Series Positioning|
|GPU||AMD Radeon R-200||AMD Radeon HD 7000||GPU|
|Vesuvius||Radeon R9 29(?)||Radeon HD 7990||Malta|
|Hawaii XT||Radeon R9 290X||Radeon HD 7970||Tahiti XT|
|Hawaii PRO||Radeon R9 290||Radeon HD 7950||Tahiti PRO|
|Hawaii LE||Radeon R9 280X||Radeon HD 7870||Pitcairn XT|
|Tahiti XT||Radeon R9 280||Radeon HD 7850||Pitcairn PRO|
|Tahiti PRO||Radeon R9 27(?)||Radeon HD 7790||Bonaire|
|Pitcairn||Radeon R9 270X||Radeon HD 7770||Cape Verde|
|Radeon R9 270||Radeon HD 7750|
|Bonaire||Radeon R7 260X||Radeon HD 7670||Turks|
|Cape Verde||Radeon R7 250||Radeon HD 7570|
|Radeon R7 240||Radeon HD 7470||Caicos|