AMDhas now officially announced its new Radeon Sky Series graphics cards aimed at cloud gaming platforms.
Featuring three productsbased on Graphics Core Next architecture and either Tahiti or Pitcairn GPU, the Sky Series aims to lead the way in performance and define cloud gaming experiences for gamers, according to AMD.As noted earlier, the Sky Series features three different SKUs, the Radeon Sky 900, Radeon Sky 700 and the Radeon Sky 500. The flagship Radeon Sky 900 is a dual-slot, dual-GPU solution, based on two Tahiti GPUs The GPU works at 825MHz and it has 6GB of GDDR5 memory (3GB per GPU) paired up with a 384-bit memory interface. It delivers 480GB/s of memory bandwidth, the TDP stands at 300W, and it supports AMD RapidFire and PowerTune, but lacks AMD ZeroCore Power tech.
Next in line is the single-GPU Tahiti-based Radeon Sky 700 that is also a full-height/full-length dual-slot graphics card. It works at 900MHz for the GPU and comes with 6GB of GDDR5 memory paired up with a 384-bit memory interface. It features 264GB/s of memory bandwidth and the max TDP set at 225W. AMD RapidFire, PowerTune and ZeroCore Power technologies are on board as well.
Last but not least is the AMD Radeon Sky 500. This full-height/full-length single-slot graphics card is based on Pitcairn XT GPU (aka HD 7870), works at 950MHz for the GPU and packs 4GB or GDDR5 memory paired up with a 256-bit memory interface. The max TDP is set at 150W, has 154GB/s of memory bandwidth and features the full set of AMD.