AMD announces Radeon HD 7x00M GPUs
At around the same time Nvidia announced its latest GeForce 600M lineup, AMD revealed its new Radeon HD 7000M series.
According to Techreport.com, the first set of 40nm Radeon HD 7000M chips will be based on the same architecture as AMD’s 6000M lineup and is therefore unfortunately not exactly the “next generation” of Radeon graphics. Still, the new family will bring improvements and support HDMI 1.4a, DisplayPort 1.2 and 3D-playback compatibility with Blu-Ray.
The first family of GPUs from the new mobile Radeon series is the “Value” line of 7400M GPUs, “Mainstream” line of 7500M GPUs and “Performance-Thin” line of 7600M GPUs. While all these processors will share the same 40nm fabrication process and DDR3/GDDR5 memory type, the 7600M series can support up to 6 displays.
Perhaps just as noteworthy is that the source claims these new chips can “fit in smaller packages than their predecessors,” meaning they could be viable graphics options for even thinner notebooks.
Notebooks supporting the new Radeon HD 7000M series have yet to be officially announced, but with CES 2012 just weeks away, we expect to hear more about the latest offerings from not just AMD, but Nvidia as well.