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AMD's Evergreen codenames revealed

Pine fresh
Tue Jul 21 2009, 09:10

AFTER MUCH sniffing about, the INQ can finally reveal the names of AMD's much anticipated 40nm DX11-based Evergreen products.

A product launch is thought to be imminent (think late September), and AMD reckons these products will fundamentally change the graphics industry and give it an advantage over arch rival Nvidia.

The highest-end enthusiast offerings are purportedly called Cypress, with performance offerings dubbed Juniper, mainstream offerings called Redwood and Cedar, and low level offerings named after the poisionous shrubbery, Hemlock. [bwing me a shwubbery!]

We've heard AMD have already received a wafer back from TSMC and that it's alive, healthy and pretty much ready for ramping production. So the 40nm fully DX11-compliant chips will be ready for launch by the end of September, even slightly ahead of Windows 7.

Nvidia is still a way behind on DX11, and from what we're seeing, AMD seems confident - nay, cocky - that Evergreen will deliver a punch to the Goblin it may take a while to recover from.

Lets just hope NV doesn't get ever-green with envy. µ




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