Tag - Northern Islands
During its third-quarter financial results call, AMD CEO Dirk Meyer revealed the chipmaker will launch its next-generation graphics cards next week. Based on the codenamed Northern Islands architecture, they are expected to include the Radeon HD 6000-series, with the Radeon HD 6850 and 6870 rumored to arrive on October 22. The cards are expected to be built on the 40nm process.
A new driver release from ATI, Catalyst 10.8, has brought with it 36 codenames of future hardware. The product codenames likely refer to next-generation ATI graphics processors, dubbed Southern Islands but likely to make up the ATI Radeon 6000 series. The codenames are prefixed by NI, which could stand for Northern Islands, a codename used for the next-gen GPUs when they were thought to be based on 40nm architecture rather than 28nm as the upcoming ones are expected to be.