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AMD introduces second generation of DX11 compatible mobile graphics

The AMD Radeon(TM) HD 6000M Series Is a Top-to-Bottom Family of Directx(R) 11-Capable Mobile Graphics Processors Designed to Deliver Exceptional Performance in Every Segment

LAS VEGAS, NV, Jan 04, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX). International CES 2011 — AMD (NYSE: AMD) today introduced its next generation mobile graphics technology, the AMD Radeon(TM) HD 6000M series, delivering AMD’s highest performing notebook graphics for those who want to experience games, entertainment, and productivity on the go. Harnessing AMD’s second-generation of Microsoft DirectX(R) 11-capable mobile graphics architecture, the AMD Radeon(TM) HD 6000M series provides users with:
Models offering up to 1.3 teraFLOPS of compute power for an unrivaled gaming experience on up to six displays using AMD Eyefinity technology.(1)
AMD HD3D technology for the ultimate in stereo 3D entertainment.(2)
AMD EyeSpeed technology for improved video and application performance.(3)

Notebooks featuring the new graphics technology are previewed at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in the Wired: Make a Scene booth, located in the Grand Lobby of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Matt Skynner, corporate vice president and general manager, GPU Division, AMD, said:

One year ago AMD claimed the title of undisputed technology leader in mobile graphics performance and since then we continue to pave the way for mobile computing innovation. With the introduction of the AMD Radeon HD 6000M series, AMD’s best just got better by cementing its leadership in notebook graphics. Through our feature-rich line of top-to-bottom next-generation notebook graphics, including AMD’s fastest performing notebook graphics processor, we’re enabling a superior visual computing experience in virtually every segment.

AMD Radeon HD 6000M series graphics represent powerful support for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with existing and upcoming 2011 AMD Mainstream notebook platforms planned to feature true “Eye-Definition” Gaming with DirectX 11 support and AMD Eyefinity technology, plus amazing AMD HD3D Technology — all designed to accelerate mobile performance.

AMD Radeon™ HD 6000M Series Graphics technical specs
Radeon HD 6300MRadeon HD 6400MRadeon HD 6500MRadeon HD 6700M / HD 6600MRadeon HD 6800MRadeon HD 6900M
GPURobsonSeymoreCapilanoN/ABroadwayBlackcomb
Process technology40 nm40 nm40 nm40 nm40 nm40 nm
Die sizeN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
GPU Engine Specs:
Shader Units80160400480800960
TMUs8820244048
ROPs44581632
Z/Stencil ROPs1616323264128
GPU clock500-750 MHz480-800 MHz500-650 MHz500-725 MHz575-675 MHz580-680 MHz
Processing power (single precision)80-120 GigaFLOPS153-256 GigaFLOPS400-520 GigaFLOPS480-696 GigaFLOPS920-1080 GigaFLOPS1.1-1.3 TeraFLOPS
Memory specs:
Memory clock800-900 MHz800-900 MHz900 MHz800-900 MHz900-1000 MHz900 MHz
SDRAM typeDDR3GDDR5 | GDDR3GDDR5 | GDDR3GDDR5 | GDDR3GDDR5GDDR5
Memory Interface Width64 Bit64 Bit128 Bit128 Bit128 Bit256 Bit
Memory Bandwidth12.8-14.4 GB/sec25.6 GB/sec | 12.8-14.4 GB/sec57.6 GB/sec | 28.8 GB/sec51.2-57.6 GB/sec | 25.6-28.8 GB/sec57.6-64 GB/sec115.2 GB/sec
Feature Support:
AMD CrossFireXNoNoNoDual GPU scalingDual GPU scalingDual GPU scaling
AMD EyeSpeed technologyyesyesyesyesyesyes
AMD HD3D technologyyesyesyesyesyesyes
Integrated HD audio controlleryesyesyesyesyesyes
Microsoft DirectX111111111111
Shader model5.05.05.05.05.05.0
Direct Compute111111111111
OpenGL4.14.14.14.14.14.1
Bus SupportPCIe 2.1 x16PCIe 2.1 x16PCIe 2.1 x16PCIe 2.1 x16PCIe 2.1 x16PCIe 2.1 x16
AMD Eyefinity technologyup to 4 displaysup to 4 displaysup to 6 displaysup to 6 displaysup to 6 displaysup to 6 displays
AMD PowerPlay technologyyesyesyesyesyesyes
Display Support:
Integrated display supportDual-link DVI, DisplayPort, HDMIDual-link DVI, DisplayPort, HDMIDual-link DVI, DisplayPort, HDMIDual-link DVI, DisplayPort, HDMIDual-link DVI, DisplayPort, HDMIDual-link DVI, DisplayPort, HDMI
Multi Monitoryesyesyesyesyesyes
HDCPyesyesyesyesyesyes
HDMI1.4a1.4a1.4a1.4a1.4a1.4a
DisplayPort1.11.21.11.21.11.2
Maximum DVI Resolution2560×16002560×16002560×16002560×16002560×16002560×1600
Maximum DisplayPort Resolution2560×16002560×16002560×16002560×16002560×16002560×1600
Maximum HDMI Resolution1920×12001920×12001920×12001920×12001920×12001920×1200
Maximum VGA Resolution2048×15362048×15362048×15362048×15362048×15362048×1536
Integrated HD audio controller7.1 over HDMI or DispayPort7.1 over HDMI or DispayPort7.1 over HDMI or DispayPort7.1 over HDMI or DispayPort7.1 over HDMI or DispayPort7.1 over HDMI or DispayPort
Thermal and Power Specs:
Maximum Graphics Card powerN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

Footnotes:

  1. AMD Eyefinity technology works with games that support non-standard aspect ratios, which is required for spanning across multiple displays. To enable more than two displays, additional panels with native DisplayPort(TM) connectors, and/or DisplayPort(TM) compliant active adapters to convert your monitor’s native input to your cards DisplayPort(TM) or Mini-DisplayPort(TM) connector(s), are required. AMD Eyefinity technology can support up to 6 displays using a single enabled AMD Radeon(TM) GPU with Windows Vista(R) or Windows(R) 7 operating systems — the number of displays may vary by system design and you should confirm exact specifications with the applicable manufacturer before purchase. SLS (–Single Large Surface) functionality requires an identical display resolution on all configured displays.
  2. AMD HD3D is a technology designed to enable stereoscopic 3D support in games, movies and/or photos. Additional hardware (e.g. 3D enabled panels, 3D-enabled glasses/emitter, Blu-ray 3D drive) and/or software (e.g. Blu-ray 3D discs, 3D middleware, games) are required for the enablement of stereoscopic 3D. Not all features may be supported on all components or systems — check with your component or system manufacturer for specific model capabilities and supported technologies.
  3. AMD EyeSpeed technology is a set of technologies available on AMD Radeon(TM) HD 6000M series and higher GPUs and is designed to improve video quality and enhance application performance. Full enablement of some features requires support for AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP) technology and/or AMD’s Universal Video Decoder (UVD). AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing technology works with applications designed to take advantage of its GPU acceleration capabilities.

Source: AMD

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