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AMD Radeon 6000M GPUs tip up

Prices yet to arrive
Mon Nov 29 2010, 13:31

TWO AMD RADEON HD6000M series mobile graphics cards, the HD6500M and HD6300M have suddenly turned up on the company's website over Thanksgiving.

The statistics published on the website show that the HD6500M has GPU clock speeds of either 500MHz or 650MHz and memory speeds of 1800MHz (GDDR3) or 3600MHz (GDDR5), while the HD6300M has GPU frequencies of 500MHz or 750MHz and memory clocks of 1600MHz or 1800MHz, both GDDR3.

Despite the lower maximum clock speed the HD6500M is the more muscular of the two with 400 stream processors and 20 texture units. It also has a claimed 520Gflops of single-precision mode compute performance.

The HD6300M has a mere 320 stream processors and eight texture units, suggesting that it will be the less expensive of the two. Its single precision mode compute performance is also far less with a diminished figure of 120Gflops.

But both are compatible with DirectX 11 with support for Shader Model 5.0, Directcompute 11 and HDR texture compression. OpenGL 4.1 and OpenCL 1.1 support are also included.

Both poducts also support hardware acceleration for video playback, HD 3D support for stereoscopic gaming and Blu-ray 3D playback. They also have an integrated 7.1 channel HD audio controller. Eyefinity offers support for up to four displays on the HD6300M and up to six displays on the HD6500M. One wonders when we'll see pricing. µ


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