AMD RTG Project Canis Flagship Leaked: An Intel & AMD Desktop GPU Joint Venture

By Usman Pirzada

Canis Majoris is the largest star in the known universe, it also happens to be the code name of a leaked Intel and AMD joint venture named Project Canis. The JV aims to unify Intel’s outstanding fabrication facilities and RTG’s graphics ambitions. In simpler words, RTG will be designing the GPU and Intel will be fabricating it. In an oddly gracious gesture, GloFo decided to allow this partnership to go ahead without any financial penalties for – old times sake.

Radeon’s new flagship Radeon RX Canis to be manufactured by Intel foundries, will be supporting 10,240 SP and 4 TB/s HBM4

Reliable sources have told us that the JV documentation was personally carried to Intel HQ by Raja Koduri and represents the start of a burgeoning alliance between the two chip powerhouses. AMD’s RTG division has always been quite good at the designing part of the chip process and with Intel’s foundries in the equation (which are hands down the best on the planet I might add) this is going to utterly disrupt the entire graphics industry.

Update: We also found the draft teaser trailer for the upcoming GPU:

Before we go any further lets go over the leaked specifications of the GPU. The graphics card will be manufactured on the Intel 10nm++ process and will consist of 2 dies of 400mm2 each connected by a brand new TSV based interconnect. Each die will house 80 Control Units with 64 SP each for a grand total of 10,240 stream processors on the board. Remember how AMD used infinity fabric to connect different Zen dies in Threadripper? Well, this is like that – but for GPUs. Because this is manufactured in Intel Foundries, early reports indicate the chips can boost as high as 2.4 GHz, which is absolutely bat-shit crazy for a GPU.

The TDP numbers are a bit high at 350 Watts but that is something to be expected considering this is going to be an absolute monster in terms of raw performance. At the stated rate of 2441 MHz, AMD RX Canis GPU will be able to boost to 50 TFLOPs of compute performance (single precision). If this isn’t an insane value – I don’t know what is. This truly represents a generational leap in performance as far as graphics cards go.

WccftechAMD Radeon RX Canis
Process10nm ++ (Intel)
ArchitectureCanis 10
Stream Processors10240
Core Clock (Boost)1800 MHz (2441 MHz)
Memory32GB HBM4
Bandwidth4 TB/s
Peak Performance50 TFLOPs
Die Size600mm2
InterconnectUnknown (TSV based)
Feature LevelDirect3D 12_2
Power Connectors3x 8-pin
Expected MSRP$999
Launch2H 2018

The card will be rocking HBM4 memory, which is a newer and cheaper variant of HBM3. The JEDEC standard will be produced by Micron and Samsung in collaboration with Intel and the JV expects no memory bottlenecks like before. The total bandwidth available on the card is a massive 4 TB/s which should be more than enough for even the most strenuous graphic requirements.

Of course, higher performance means this is going to be an absolutely insane value proposition for the mining crowd and its unlikely …read more

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