Tuesday, December 21, 2010

AMDs Northern Islands: A History by SemiAccurate

AMD'S 'NORTHERN ISLANDS' family of GPUs was perhaps the most frustrating product I have ever had to dig out information on. The reason for that is a long and complex development tale that has more twists and drama than your average mystery novel.

When AMD let out some information during the NDA NI press briefing in Los Angeles a few months ago, I had to go around congratulating some of the more devious folk at AMD on what they did. It went something like this, "You did a good job with keeping this thing under wraps. F[bleep] you very much. Well done, but f[bleep] you very much". I didn't [bleep], they just grinned.

Read the rest of this interesting tale here.

via SemiAccurate

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