Did AMD just cancel Radeon R9 285X? (Rumor)

Published: 17th Sep 2014, 16:54 GMT

Long live the Tonga!, oh wait, did AMD just pull the plug on full Tonga?

According to Robert Hallock’s tweet, this might actually be true:

Apparently very aggressive pricing of NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 970 (rumored to retail at $330), has made AMD change their plans for the future of R9 285 series. Maxwell GM204-200 (the GPU of GTX 970) would be a direct competitor for R9 285X.

Earlier this month AMD released Radeon R9 285, equipped with Tonga PRO featuring 1792 Stream Processors.
Tonga XT is a chip with 2048 cores. It was scheduled to launch in the last week of September (at least according to the documents I possess) with Radeon R9 285X.

Hopefully this is just a misunderstanding, and we are yet to see the full power of Tonga (this is such a cool name for GPU, isn’t it?).

Tonga PRO block diagram

Tonga Diagram

via ComputerBase

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