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AMD introduces more Radeon GPUs

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Tue Sep 15 2009, 10:23

AMD HAS ANNOUNCED a new series of ATI Radeon HD 5700 GPUs.

The Juniper XT/LE series Radeon HD 5770 and 5750 will be in the shops in October and the R800 5870 X2 will follow in November.

These will follow the launch of ATI Radeon HD 5850 and 5870 GPUs on 22nd September, according to Digitimes.

AMD has 40nm Cypress GPUs in its high end offerings. The Juniper LE Radeon HD 5750 is codenamed Corvette and the Juniper XT Radeon HD 5770 is codenamed Countach.

Both are loaded with 1GB GDDR5 video memory and a 128-bit memory interface and will possess most features of Cypress cards including the 40nm GPU and multi-monitor Eyefinity technology. The release of these GPUs does mean that the ATI Stream UVD 2.0 technology could become a little bit more 'affordable', depending upon how one defines that.

In addition to its Radeon HD 5000 series desktop graphics cards, AMD will also introduce ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5000 series graphics for notebooks.

Just like with its desktop cards, AMD will ship the Mobility Radeon HD 5800 for the high-end segment, HD 5700 for the performance segment, HD 5600 for the mainstream and HD 5400 for entry-level notebooks.

Let's wait to see if AMD introduces DirectX 11 based graphics cards by the end of this month or next month when Windows 7 is expected to launch.

The mobile cards are expected to be very similar to the desktop versions. All of the HD 5800 series will likely support CrossFireX.

The HD 5870, 5850 and 5830 series will be the top end with 1,600 shader units, or almost double what the current top end HD 4000 series have. The HD 5770, 5750 and 5730 series will be the performance range, the HD 5650 and 5600 series will be the mainstream parts, and the HD 5470, 5450 and 5430 series will be for the entry level market.

AMD has been a bit busy lately working out how to market its "Vision" branding that will help make clear the separations between different levels of AMD-based notebooks. µ


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