HWINFO adds preliminary support for Ellesmere, Baffin and Greenland

Published: 23rd Jan 2016, 09:17 GMT

I’ve just received a word from 3DCenter.org that they found a new trace of upcoming Radeon GPUs in a changelog for the latest HWINFO utility.

AMD’s Ellesmere, Baffin and Greenland GPUs

Few days ago Raja Koduri, the head of RTG, told the press that AMD is currently working on two Polaris GPUs codenamed Polaris10 and Polaris11. Those are just internal codenames for the upcoming products. The final products should without a doubt receive fancier and easier to remember codenames. However rumors about Ellesmere, Baffin and Greenland are actually not that new, so we are unsure if codenames used by HWINFO team are coming directly from AMD or they are just following the trend.

Greenland is believed to the fastest GPU equipped with HBM2 and built in FinFET manufacturing process. As for the Baffin and Ellesmere, we are not sure. Koduri only told us about two GPUs, so Baffin and Ellesmere could be the same thing, only one equipped with HBM and the other with GDDR5X (just a theory). Or maybe there is more than just Polaris10 and 11, but Koduri was just not ready to share such information.

Either way, those three names are listed on HWINFO website, and I don’t remember them recalling or changing codenames once there were posted.

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Small news: AMD’s new board number: D000

3DCenter also spotted new board number on Zauba.

AMD D000 board

As a reminder PCB numbers are usually like this:


where XXX stands for board number, YY for SKU and ZZ is revision. The board numbers are often shared between many graphics cards based on the same GPU. The new board number is D000, but it’s hard to say if that’s engineering sample or a final product. It does seem though, and AMD has run out of Cxxx board numbers, and we will be seeing more Dxxx boards later this year.

Source: 3DCenter

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