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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
By: Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards News | Posted: Jan 5, 2014 11:20 am

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).




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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