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AMD Southern Islands GPU Die Shots Released

by Ryan Smith on 8/29/2012 3:00 PM EST
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  • Granseth - Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - link

    Is the different colors intentional, or is it a byproduct of the production process? The memory controllers and cache is a lighter green for example. Reply
  • madmilk - Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - link

    Probably byproduct. The pitch of most silicon devices is much smaller than the wavelength of visible light, so interference effects can make some really funky colors. Reply
  • menting - Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - link

    it should be byproduct.
    depending on how concentrated the transistors and what kind of transistors are beneath it, it can show a wide variety of colors.
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  • Zoomer - Thursday, August 30, 2012 - link

    Intel almost always somehow makes their die shot looks great. Photoshop, no doubt, but they might have played with the type of light some too. Reply
  • Meaker10 - Thursday, August 30, 2012 - link

    Smaller area helps too, tahiti is relatively huge in comparison. Reply
  • toyotabedzrock - Saturday, September 01, 2012 - link

    Intel makes their own chips so they have better tools to get better detail. Reply
  • atmartens - Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - link

    Something is either unique, or it isn't. There is no continuum of "uniqueness." Instead, you should just say that Cape Verde differs from the other two. Reply
  • stm1185 - Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - link

    Most Best Grammar Policing 2012. Reply
  • Flunk - Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - link

    That comment is certainly more unique than most. Reply
  • Alexvrb - Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - link

    Every day I'm Grammerin' Reply
  • JNo - Friday, August 31, 2012 - link

    Completely agree with you.

    Sadly the meaning of 'unique' has been massively diluted over the last few years as people talk about products being 'more unique' than competitors' etc.

    It may be grammar (well vocabulary or lexicological to be more precise) policing, but some people are just trying to slow the inexorable slide towards Orwellian 1984 double bad speak...
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  • Belard - Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - link

    Please cover them up.... what would the children think!

    GPU porn is naughty.
    Reply
  • fic2 - Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - link

    Too bad I don't still work at the medical x-ray company I used to - we made 22nm digital x-ray machines. Could have done this a lot earlier. Reply
  • CeriseCogburn - Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - link

    Yeah, and I'd bet you got more than 215KB, 151KB, and 118KB blurred crap for shots. Reply
  • CeriseCogburn - Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - link

    I see, no real die shots, just embedded crap for the web in full blur mode.
    So much for "release".
    As usual amd does it without really doing it.
    Reply
  • kyuu - Thursday, August 30, 2012 - link

    Good job at not reading the article and going straight for the mindless fanboy bashing. Reply
  • CeriseCogburn - Friday, August 31, 2012 - link

    Good job not reading my other comment - did you download the die shots and check the file size, then open in a good pic program ?
    No, of course you didn't, you mindless fanboy idiot.
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  • toyotabedzrock - Saturday, September 01, 2012 - link

    The command processors are along the top edge. If you look closely those circuits are shaped different than the left and right side memory controllers. Reply

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