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AMD Hawaii-based GPU has unused streaming processors available

AMD Hawaii GPU reportedly has unused streaming processors, is capable of a 3072 SP unit, 10% more than what we see on its Radeon R9 290X

Anthony Garreffa | Jan 5, 2014 at 5:20 am CST (0 mins, 32 secs time to read)

It looks like there is some untapped performance in the awesome AMD Hawaii-based GPUs, which is the silicon behind its flagship GPU, the Radeon R9 290X. The die shot below shows off a GPU which features as many as 48 CUs, which would see some 3072 stream processors (SPs).

AMD Hawaii-based GPU has unused streaming processors available | TweakTown.com

This would reflect to consumers as a new Radeon R9 290X, with 10% more performance, which would be nice. Right now, AMD has one of the fastest GPUs on the market with its Radeon R9 290X, and it would be even better with a third-party HSF, like the one we see on the very impressive SAPPHIRE Radeon R9 290X Tri-X GPUs.

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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