1. k1net1cs

    k1net1cs Ancient Guru

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  2. Foamy4

    Foamy4 Master Guru

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    Looking forward to see massive parallel computing GPUs from AMD ;)
     
  3. The Chubu

    The Chubu Ancient Guru

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    So VLIW4 is going to last at most one year more only?

    They've been with VLIW5 for like 4 generations (exept HD69xx)...
     
  4. Lane

    Lane Ancient Guru

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    Only in low end GPU ( + APU with Bulldozer next year ) . If all work as intended it seems the new architecture will allready be launched this year on the next high end HD7xxx series cards ( low end HD7K will still use VLIW4 )


    we have made allready 2 threads about it in news threads and AMD thread ( next AMD architecture ( AFDS - new AMD architecture unveiled ).

    Not i dislike there's one more about it.

    Anyway: - yes the next AMD GPU architecture is going to exploit massive parrallel and computing, it bring a lot of innovation too, on paper this architecture can look similar to Fermi, but in reality it seems goes a lot further in many aspect.


    The andantech article is an excellent one,

    i just add 3 mores for complete informations.

    16 June article on PCper ( who was cover the Liveblog of the AFDS )
    http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Graphi...ecture-Overview-Southern-Isle-GPUs-and-Beyond

    google translate from Pcwatch ( japan )
    http://translate.google.com/transla...co.jp/docs/column/kaigai/20110617_453941.html

    Hardware.fr ( use a translate tools )
    http://www.hardware.fr/news/11648/afds-architecture-futurs-gpus-amd.html
     
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  5. deltatux

    deltatux Ancient Guru

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    You have to realize that VLIW4 and VLIW5 are only design methodology variants of the VLIW type of processor ordering. It's like CISC and RISC, actually they're all relatable.

    VLIW = Very Long Instruction Word, all GPUs use the VLIW design methodology because it's designed for massive parallelization of data processing.

    It's not an architecture, it's a design methodology.

    From what I understand, VLIW4 is just VLIW done in 4 stages instead of 5 stages because AMD finds that the final stage is rarely used and could be removed so they can save die space.

    deltatux
     

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