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It seems that they added support for some tweaked versions of Tahiti and Pitcairn? They aren't actually new GPUs or GCN 1.1. If they were GCN 1.1, we'd see performance or efficiency increases. And there is no change.

Dave Baumann categorically stated that OpenCL2.0 is a GCN1.1(what he calls GCN2) and above thing only.

https://forum.beyond3d.com/threads/amd-pirate-islands-r-3-series-speculation-rumor-thread.55600/page-91#post-1851261

What performance improvements it might have over GCN1.0 is up for debate and I haven't looked into those.

The recent M370X in macbooks was deemed a Cape Verde GCN1.0 rebrand but it basically obliterates the previous supposedly GCN1.0 rebrand(or GCN1.1 rebrand?) in the games where Tonga does the best against Tahiti.

http://forums.anandtech.com/showpost.php?p=37461727&postcount=133

Interestingly, here's a table of some of the GCN gpus, see how Topaz which has been branded a rebrand just like the previous mobile chips has an updated IP compared to Hawaii(which is undoubtedly GCN1.1) and has a memory controller on par with Tonga.

https://forum.beyond3d.com/posts/1877668/
    
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HDMI 2.0 or bust
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HDMI 2.0 or bust

Cards from both camps had better have DP1.3 on them as well by that point. The spec released over a year ago and we still havent even seen a single piece of hardware or cabling for the thing. confused.gif
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HDMI 2.0 or bust

Cards from both camps had better have DP1.3 on them as well by that point. The spec released over a year ago and we still havent even seen a single piece of hardware or cabling for the thing. confused.gif

Lets get 4k 60hz straightened out before we worry about 4k 120hz! Not that you are wrong...you are right, we should see some cards with it by now...but selfish me already has a 4k TV with HDMI 2.0 and totally got left out in the cold with in the fury labeled release cycle.
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Cards from both camps had better have DP1.3 on them as well by that point. The spec released over a year ago and we still havent even seen a single piece of hardware or cabling for the thing. confused.gif

One of the main reasons is because there are no DP 1.3 scalars available at the moment for monitor production. But from what I am hearing in the channels, more monitor vendors are asking for it so hopefully they will be available soon.
 
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One of the main reasons is because there are no DP 1.3 scalars available at the moment for monitor production. But from what I am hearing in the channels, more monitor vendors are asking for it so hopefully they will be available soon.
Wait.
Wasn't that one of the requirements to run freesync? Or did i lump them together during that whole mess of missinformation?
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Wait.
Wasn't that one of the requirements to run freesync? Or did i lump them together during that whole mess of missinformation?
Freesync requires adaptive-sync support in the monitor(available in some DP 1.2a scalers) and GCN 1.1 or better in the GPU. There isn't a displayport version number that guarantees support, as the adaptive-sync standard is an optional part of the spec.
Edited by TranquilTempest - 10/26/15 at 5:57pm
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Considering that the GPUs taped out in early Q3, Lisa Su said they were gonna replace all existing cards with a new architecture in the upcoming quarters, TSMC 16nm in full production and doing better than 20nm... nope, not hard to believe at all.
I think we might see the first R9 400 GPUs in Q1 2016. Perhaps midrange first

Ooops, I said something positive about AMD. Probably wont be noticed anyway rolleyes.gif

Q1 is quite optimisitic, I'd be surprised if we see the FinFet GPUs before May-June.
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