Tuesday, April 19, 2011

AMD Releases New GPUs Fills Out The Radeon HD 6000 Series Line-up

AMD has rounded out the lower end of its Radeon HD 6xxx series video card lineup with the release of three new sub $100 cards the ultra-affordable Radeon HD 6450, the Radeon HD 6570 and Radeon HD 6670 which are priced at $59, $79 and $99 respectively.

According to AMD all three cards are designed to use minimal power; the 6450 has a TDP of 27 watts (and uses only 9 watts when idle) while the 6570 has a TDP of 44 watts (and uses only 10 watts when idle) and the 6670's TDP is 66 watts (and 12 watts while idling).

The cards pack the usual set of features you'd see from a low end card which include support for Microsoft's DirectX 11 (DX11); Eyefinity, for enhanced handling of multiple monitors. Both the 6450 and 6570 can drive up to 3 simultaneous displays(4 with with DisplayPort 1.2 Multi-Stream Transport), the 6670 supports up to 4 simultaneous displays (6 displays supported with DisplayPort 1.2 Multi-Stream Transport); AMD APP, which uses the GPU to accelerate other areas of processing performance; HD3D, for playing and watching stereoscopic 3D games and other content; and AMD CrossFireX multi-GPU technology.

The Radeon HD 6450 is definitely the low end featuring a 625-750 MHz engine clock, 160 stream processors, 8 texturing units and 16 Z/Stencil ROP Units units. The card can be configured with faster GDDR5 memory, AMD is now allowing for up to 1GB of GDDR5 video buffer to be installed that can be clocked between 800MHz and 900MHz.

The Radeon HD 6570 boasts a 650MHz engine clock, 480 stream processors, 24 texture units, 32 Z/Stencil ROP Units, and either 512MB-2GB of DDR3 clocked at 900MHz or 512MB-1GB of GDDR5 clocked at 1000MHz, both on a 128-bit memory bus.

The Radeon HD 6670 features many of the same specs, but comes clocked at 800MHz engine clock and includes 512MB-1GB of GDDR5 clocked at 1000MHz, also on a 128-bit interface.


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