AMD Volcanic Islands R-200 Family New Codenames Revealed – All GPUs Except Hawaii Feature Refreshed HD 7000 Cores
The AMD Volcanic Islands R-200 Family codenames have been leaked multiple times but none of them have yet made any sense at all. Fortunately, Planet3DNow and VR-Zone have leaked what could possibly be the final code-names for the next generation AMD Volcanic Islands family.
AMD Volcanic Islands R-200 Family Final Codenames Revealed
A few moments ago, we detailed a recent interview of AMD's Matt Skynner (Corporate Vice President and GM of AMD's Graphics department) with Forbes in which he detailed their upcoming Hawaii GPU. Matt mentioned that the Hawaii chip would feature a die 30% smaller than the NVIDIA's behemoth GK110 core and would be based on the 28nm process, more details can be found here. We are stacking up the information regarding AMD Volcanic Islands family bit by bit but the one that doesn't made any sense till now is the new R-200 naming scheme.
HIS Digital leaked the codenames on their web portal a few days ago and the page has been down since that leak but it didn't stop people from acquitting information through more credible means. Both Planet3DNow and VR-Zone managed to slip across information for an AMD board partner who seems to clear the confusion built up around the codenames. First we have to take out the Dual-GPU from the equation, its too early to speculate about such a product since AMD just introduced their Radeon HD 7990 this year. The Dual GPU may have a Tonga or Vesuvius codename but it isn't going to happen this early.
As for the other codenames, the previous rumor about all GPUs except Hawaii featuring a refreshed Southern Islands core seems to be true. This may be one of the reasons why we were looking at largely similar specs of the R9-280X GPU leaked by HIS compared to the Radeon HD 7970. The cores fused on the GPUs would be the same but would feature a new codename.
|AMD Volcanic Islands Codename||GPU Model||Refreshed/Replaced Part|
|Hawaii||R9 290X||None -True HD 7970 Successor|
|Hawaii||R9 290||None -True HD 7950 Successor|
|Tahiti XTL||R9 280X||HD 7970|
|Tahiti XT||R9 280||HD 7950|
|Curacao XT||R9 270X||HD 7870|
|Curacao Pro||R9 270||HD 7850|
|Bonaire XTX||R7 260X||HD 7790|
|Oland XT||R7 250||HD 6670|
|Oland Pro||R7 240||HD 6570|
Image is courtesy of VR-Zone!
The models that were leaked by HIS Digital a few days back included the following:
- HIS IceQ X ² R9 280X iPower Boost Clock 3GB GDDR5 PCI-E DLDVI-I/HDMI/2xMini DP
- HIS R7 250 iCooler 2GB DDR3 PCI-E HDMI / SLDVI-D / VGA
- HIS R7 250 iCooler 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E HDMI / SLDVI-D/VGA
- R7 250 HIS IceQ 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E HDMI / SLDVI-D / VGA
- HIS R7 240 iCooler 2GB DDR3 PCI-E HDMI / SLDVI-D / VGA
- HIS IceQ R7 240 2GB DDR3 PCI-E HDMI / SLDVI-D / VGA
- HIS R7 240 iCooler 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E HDMI / SLDVI-D / VGA
While these seem to be the final codenames for AMD Volcanic Islands R-200 family, we would still advise you to wait for an official statement by AMD that won't arrive before late September at the official event in Hawaii.