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Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:12

AMD Radeon HD 7000 series shows up in drivers

Written by Slobodan Simic

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Quite a few HD 7000 names and codenames

AMD's Radeon HD 7000 series has already popped up in AMD's previous driver releases and it was pretty much clear that the next generation will indeed carry a Radeon HD 7000 series name. Now some other cards appeared in the new Catalyst 8.91 driver and the list includes a bunch of cards ranging from Radeon HD 7300 to Radeon HD 7600 series.

The driver will probably be available in the Catalyst 11.11 Preview pack and for now it includes a bunch of Radeon HD 7000 series cards as well as some codenames including Cape Verde in Pro, XT and XTX varaints, Pitcarin in Pro and XT version and of course, now quite well known Tahiti and New Zealand codenames. The previously noted lineup starts with Radeon HD 7300 series and Radeon HD 7400 series that will also be available as a Radeon HD 7400A, most probably indicating that this one will show up in the APU segment as well. The rest of the rumoured desktop lineup includes Radeon HD 7500 and Radeon HD 7600 series.

It is important to note, at least if we guessed those suffix letters right, that there is also Radeon HD 7600A, so this one might show up in APU segment as well. (One of AMD partners, as well as a neat comment from one of our readers, informed us that the "A" suffix in the model name actually stands for "All-in-One" segment). The mobile lineup includes HD 7500M and 7600M series as well as some already known codenames like Heathrow, Chelsea and Wimbledon all available in Pro and XT versions. Also there are quite a few new names including a lineup for Trinity platform with Devestator desktop/mobile and lite desktop/lite mobile as well as Trinity Scrapper desktop and mobile series codenames.

Last but not least are the two new codenames that refer to monuments in China, Great Wall and Summer Palace. Of course, we'll have to wait to see what will AMD launch first, but it is rumoured that we might see first 28nm parts as early as December.

You can check out the full lineup over at VR-Zone.

Last modified on Thursday, 20 October 2011 12:49
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+1 #1 Nerdfighter 2011-10-19 17:25
This might indicate, that AMD doesn't plan on releasing the high-end parts until Q1 2012. Even if they launch some new cards in Q4 2011, it will be a paper launch, with real availability in early 2012.
 
 
+2 #2 fuadzilla 2011-10-19 19:21
again, nice codenames!
 
 
+2 #3 Mothcoat 2011-10-19 21:35
Just hope that when launched it doesn't disappoint me as bulldozer did...
 
 
+3 #4 techman95 2011-10-19 21:53
Quoting Mothcoat:
Just hope that when launched it doesn't disappoint me as bulldozer did...

dont worry ATI sorry i mean AMD radeons are usually the one thing they get right, and im really expecting these to be good.
 
 
+1 #5 godrilla 2011-10-19 22:48
Some of you guys are comparing AMD's CPU business to its GPU business. Don't forget they are in the lead of launching 28nm chips, as they were in the lead of launching 40nm chips and dx 11 gpu, so no this will not be the same as bulldozer, because bulldozer was behind by Intel by 2 years @ 32nm size! and they still managed to fcuk it up.
 
 
+5 #6 Super XP 2011-10-20 01:08
This is great news. ATI was always 1st in the game. Bulldozer could have been much better, but people are forgeting it's a brand new design. Hopefully they will learn from Bulldozer's mistakes and make Piledriver much better.
 
 
+3 #7 The blue fox 2011-10-20 01:12
If theirs one thing AMD can do it's make good GPU's. Unlike Loldoser.
 
 
0 #8 Nintendork 2011-10-20 04:38
Slobodan Simic
Fix your article ASAP:

7600A

A doesn't mean APU, the A suffix is gpu's for AllinOne PC's.

It's the desktop model power optimized, so a 7670A is really a 7670(same mem clocks, same core clock, same everything). A 7670M should be equivalent of a desktop 6670.
 
 
0 #9 fusionssl 2011-10-20 09:58
or are the first 7000 series cards going to be re-branded 6000 series cards, i would not put it past any company in today,s climate, look at apple and activision!!!
 
 
0 #10 nt300 2011-10-20 12:35
Not a chance, HD 7000 Series is a brand new design almost built from the ground up. It should offer much better performance per watt. THe HD 6000 series was just an jacked up HD 5000 series on drugs. The high end HD 7000 cards should become faster than fast itself.
Quoting fusionssl:
or are the first 7000 series cards going to be re-branded 6000 series cards, i would not put it past any company in today,s climate, look at apple and activision!!!
 

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