We do not know if the Arctic Islands codename is correct, but if it is, then I hope there is more here than just marketing decision. Will Arctic Islands bring a new quality of cooling solutions to Radeon family? Well, in 2016 we will be expecting 16/14nm FinFet chips, much more power efficient that current 28nm silicons, so there’s still a lot to be done in this regard.
Radeon Series codenames:
2012 — Radeon HD 7000 — Southern Islands 2013 — Radeon HD 8000 — Sea Islands 2014 — Radeon Rx 200 —— Volcanic Islands 2015 — Radeon Rx 300 —— Pirate Islands 2016 — Radeon Rx 400 —— Arctic Islands
AMD Radeon Rx 400 series to use Arctic Islands naming
Posted on Tuesday, Jan 27 2015 @ 13:44 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck