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Journeyman III

specs of the 5470

just one question regarding the design of the radeon mobility hd 5470.

according to the evergreen instruction set architecture document a SIMD engine contains 16 thread processors with five stream cores each, totaling 80 stream cores per SIMD engine.

As the HD5470 has 80 stream cores, that would translate into 1 SIMD engine.

But if I query the device capabilities by using


the result is 2 compute units which would mean that each SIMD engine has 8 thread processors with 5 stream cores each.

Can anyone clarify how many compute units (SIMD engines) with how many thread processors the HD 5470 has?



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The smaller GPUs have smaller SIMDs; some of the earlier parts with 40 ALUs had 2 4-way SIMDs.

AFAIK your understanding of 5470 configuration is correct - 2 SIMDs, each performing 5-ALU operations on 8 data elements in parallel.

On the HD6xxx generation the smallest part has 160 ALUs, configured as 2 16-wide SIMDs.