AMD Launching First GPU With HBM Memory At E3, On June 16

At a press conference about Carrizo here at Computex, Lisa Su from AMD introduced the release date for the company's new graphics cards with high bandwidth memory (HBM). AMD will launch it on June 16 at E3, as many of us have speculated.

The HBM memory implementation is a new method of making a memory subsystem for GPUs, and it succeeds GDDR5. We wrote about it here. Rather than placing a handful of GDDR5 memory ICs around the GPU, HBM stacks memory, and uses an interposer to bring the memory much closer to the GPU, placing it on a substrate on the same logic die. The footprint for the memory system is therefore 95 percent smaller, allowing manufacturers to make much smaller graphics cards with much greater power.

For now, that's all that AMD has officially revealed for the new GPUs. Want to know more? Sit tight until June 16th. We'll be there.

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  • jimmysmitty
    That's great. They are announcing something we have known for weeks. I want to see numbers for performance and price. Supposedly there might be two Fury (Fiji XT) based parts, a top of the line one and a lower end one. Current rumored price is $850 but that's a bit much for my blood. As well it is supposed to be only 4GB of HBM until V2 which will have 8GB.

    To top it off, the other rumors are that the R300 series are all rebrands, the R9 390X being a 8GB GDDR5 variant of Hawaii XT with a bit higher clock (about 50MHz).

    So unless Fury X (if that is the name) comes at a good price and offers great performance I might have to wait for a GPU upgrade when I also upgrade my CPU, RAM and such.

    I just hate the wait.
  • Larry Litmanen
    Regular people do not care about technology being staked or unstacked, what people want to know is this, if i will go out there now and buy a $200 nVidia card and it gives me 40 FPS on Witcher 3 on max, if i were to buy an AMD card in the same price range would it give me 70 FPS.

    People just want results, not what kind of technology you use, AMD can give us a 1 nano meter chip with hyper threading and turboboost, if it's not outperforming an Intel chip that is priced in the same range it is all meaningless.
  • humorific
    I thought this was an Nvidia article. The CEOs look like twins.