Sneak peak into future amd cards

According to the opensource 7xx0 linux drivers part that AMD released today, we will see mobile amd videocards based on pitcairn (78×0) and cape verde (77×0) video cards.

Maybe for new imac ? 😀

Also, the codename of graphics core of trinity apu is gonna be ARUBA, and it’s gonna be VLIW4 just like Cayman with devid range 0x9900-0x990f and 0x9990-0x9994.


  1. Stanly.ok
    March 22nd, 2012 | 6:52 pm

    they had some kind of contract recently so I hope for nVidia only Macs this year ((=

    especially taking into consideration how great and power efficient GTX 680 is!

  2. CGC
    March 23rd, 2012 | 12:18 am

    No need for nVidia only, why not nVidia and AMD? Let the consumer decide which is best for their needs/wallet.

  3. CGC
    March 23rd, 2012 | 12:19 am

    Why not have nVidia and AMD for Mac and let consumers decide which is best suited to their situation/needs/wallet/etc?

  4. ^Andy^
    March 24th, 2012 | 10:10 am

    Because the consumer is irrelevant – Apple knows best remember 🙂

  5. Florian Uhlemann
    March 24th, 2012 | 10:17 am

    So does that mean we could expect to see 7950 support somewhere in the near future for mac pros? 😉

  6. alieanallan
    March 26th, 2012 | 2:43 am

    …we friggin hope so.

  7. Houd.ini
    April 3rd, 2012 | 10:51 am

    Pitcairn and Cape Verde are 20-30 % more power efficient than anything Nvidia can muster, and 7950/ 7970 are a few percents less/ more power efficient than the GTX 680, plus it has more compute oomph. It would be foolish to dump AMD, especially in cooling constrained platforms like the imac and MBP.

  8. Scalar
    April 3rd, 2012 | 10:13 pm

    I’d like to see nvidia support again, I’m stuck with using either a GTX285 or Quadro with Adobe’s CUDA/Mercury enabled apps. Makes a huge difference in my workflow and this my 285 & Quadro4000 are getting old compared to the current crop of cards.

  9. Florian Uhlemann
    April 4th, 2012 | 9:15 am

    Scalar, why don’t you get yourself a GTX570 ? Plug in and install the latest nvidia drivers and cuda .. and you’re ready to go. Even a GTX580 might work, you’d have to sort out the issue with the power though. (don’t go above 300W on all PCIe cards and need 6+8pin pcie power connectors)

  10. April 13th, 2012 | 7:21 am

    Hope This Helps You Sir

    The Ultimate PC Tune Up Guide

    Do a backup.

    First do a backup. Whether we want to admit it or not, all hard drives fail, and furthermore, hard drives never crash at a convenient time. So before we start doing anything, let?s back up your hard drive. I use an external hard drive connected to a USB2 port and I try to back up at least once a month. I only back up my critical data, which is essentially the My Documents directory and my email folders. The entire process takes about half an hour.

    Delete your junk mail folder.

    Did you know that junk mail slows down system performance? Every time you receive an email (good or bad), that email is written to your hard drive. Not such a big deal, but 90% of the email that I receive is actually spam, and it just eats up hard drive space, and further fragments my hard drive. Usually before deleting my junk mail folder, I try to take a quick skim to see if it accidentally classified a good email as bad (the dreaded false positive). In the course of a month, I usually find about 1-2 good emails marked as spam.

    Empty the recycle bin.

    When you delete a file, it really is still on your hard drive in the recycle bin, out of sight, out of mind. Although it is handy to be able to find an accidentally deleted file, over time, gigabytes and gigabytes of junk accumulate and should be erased . Note: this also poses a security risk because it makes it easy for people to find the things you really wanted permanently deleted. At PC Pitstop, we have seen systems with more than 50GB?s sitting in the Recycle Bin.

    Clear out temporary system files.

    What happens when you open an attachment from your favorite email client, or when Word is doing an auto save on your new novel? All of your data and much more is being stored in temporary system files throughout your hard drive. Just like your recycle bin, it can be handy, but over the course of days and weeks, it only serves to clog up your hard drive. You should reclaim all of that space, and sometimes it can be a lot!

    Clear out internet cache.

    Whether your browser is FireFox or Internet Explorer, both have an internet cache with tons of information about each and every web site you visit. In the short term, these caches speed up web browsing, but over the medium term, if you browse the web a lot (who doesn?t?), then these caches get big and unwieldy. At PC Pitstop, we actually have seen more than one PC with an internet cache of more than 100GB.

    Uninstall any unused programs.

    It has happened to all of us, we download 4-5 software applications, looking for a solution to a particular problem. That?s great, but your hard drive now has quite a few applications that you never intend to use. Or perhaps, you downloaded/bought something a long time ago, but you no longer have a use for it. If this is the case, then uninstall any and all programs that you no longer have a use for. There are three big reasons why you should uninstall programs you don?t use. 1) Programs take up hard drive space, 2) Many programs install background processes that use up processor cycles and memory even if you are not using them, and 3) All programs create entries into your Windows Registry. By uninstalling unwanted programs, you are also uninstalling unwanted registry entries.

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