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Monday, 25 October 2010 08:51

AMD VP hints at Llano graphics performance

Written by Fuad Abazovic
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AMD's Chris Cloran says its 500Gflops
It was interesting to hear Chris Cloran,  AMD’s Corporate Vice President and General Manager of the Computing Solutions Group and Client Division, at AMD to talk about the graphics performance of AMD's upcoming Llano APU.

He didn’t say much, but he told us all we needed to know. In his small presentation from the 6th annual AMD Technical Forum and Exhibition at Taipei, Chris told the world that Llano’s is capable of about 500 gigaflops. You can check his short speech here.

He also mentions that Llano APU (Accelerated Powering Unit) comes in mid 2011 and that it can play 1080p Video and render 32 gigaflops od pure calculation on five pipes simultaniously even when AMD deliberately hang four CPU cores from helping in the calculation.

A 500 gigaflops is just a tad less than you get today from ATI Radeon HD 5570 at 650MHz, as this graphics card scores 520 GigaFLOPS.

Back in September we did tell you that AMD is using a mobile version of Redwood, or something that scores close to 500GigaFLOPs, here. It turns out that Mobility Radeon HD 5730 based on Redwood and Madison LP core scores 520 GigaFLOPs and this looks to be the core inside of Llano. We at least know that we can expect performance similar to Madison or Redwood core as well as DirectX 11.

You can also check the Radeon hD 5570 specification and the GigaFLOPs score here, and Madison LP Mobility Radeon HD 5730 scores here.

Last modified on Monday, 25 October 2010 15:05
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+28 #1 hellfire 2010-10-25 09:56
Quote:
A 500 gigaflops is just a tad more than you get today from ATI Radeon HD 5570 at 650MHz, as this graphics card scores 520 GigaFLOPS


wait what? :o 500 is "a tad more" then 520?
 
 
+21 #2 guideX 2010-10-25 10:41
Quote:
A tad more than a 5570



A 5570 can play Crysis well (~50fps) at 1024x768. Most laptop screens below 15" are this resolution so it seems to me that this thing is not just good but pretty much perfect and even if it wasn't Llano graphics are still 40nm... Who knows how much this will increase when at 28nm.
 
 
+4 #3 Bl0bb3r 2010-10-25 10:44
Quote:
He didn’t say much, but he told us all we needed to know



Can't make up your mind, eh?

Edit: yeah, yeah! I've noticed Fuad making proper AMD articles... but what's the catch? There's always one!

Quoting The_Countess:
I dont see how that sentence is a contradiction. you can say few words and still say a lot.



Nope, few words are few words, not a lot. Logic.

As for the VP's presentation, he was pointing out only the GPU side of the APU. Well, not that I don't agree, 500 GFLOPs is a lot, but as I recall, Windows, Linux et all still run on CPU.
We already knew that the GPU would be an Evergreen, i.e. great, but the CPU? Fuad says improved K8, other say improved Stars. Well? I need to know!
 
 
+10 #4 freaq 2010-10-25 11:04
Quoting Bl0bb3r:
Quote:
He didn’t say much, but he told us all we needed to know



Can't make up your mind, eh?


come on, give him a break!
if all you guys can do is troll
then ateals spare yourself the time needed to comment on this so hoorible an article,.

ot
thanks for the info his is looking more and more like a very attractive platform, for both normal notebooks and netbooks,
 
 
-9 #5 Super XP 2010-10-25 11:04
This is not bad at all for integrated graphics. But by the time 2011 arrives it will be too slow IMO. Perhaps they will release something in line of HD 6550 or something. Either way, good job AMD now show us some hardware.
 
 
+5 #6 guideX 2010-10-25 12:03
Quoting Bl0bb3r:
Can't make up your mind, eh?



It was a good article give him credit for once.
Quoting Super XP:
But by the time 2011 arrives it will be too slow IMO. Perhaps they will release something in line of HD 6550 or something.


AMD is not Intel, they simply do not employ enough people to have a full release of all series at once. If you have not noticed AMD are still pairing RV7xx series IGP's with their newer 880 motherboards. I am guessing AMD has at least used the engineering of the HD6xxx in this particular mid-2011 release. AMD would have to take giant leaps to have their motherboard IGPs releases coincide with their HD7xxx Q4 next year, and that's motherboard IGP; we are considering a monolithic CPU/IGP.
 
 
-2 #7 BernardP 2010-10-25 12:11
Performance of the Llano graphics core could be less than the 500 Gigaflops number indicates, as it will use shared memory.
 
 
+3 #8 The_Countess 2010-10-25 12:47
Quoting Bl0bb3r:
Quote:
He didn’t say much, but he told us all we needed to know

Can't make up your mind, eh?


I dont see how that sentence is a contradiction. you can say few words and still say a lot.
 
 
+6 #9 yourma2000 2010-10-25 13:00
Flawless victory for the HTPC market!
 
 
0 #10 agent_47 2010-10-25 13:39
m i the only one who is confused. sub title says the card is 500. then goes on to say that it is better than 5570. but then it says Llano is slightly better than 500 and 520.

so now i will check the link for what was actually said. but u could have just provided the link and not a confusing article

@freaq:. we come coz the news is there. just that the reporting skills are absent
 

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