AMD launches three entry-level 6000-series OEM cards

By on February 7, 2011, 5:18 PM
AMD has launched three new entry-level graphics cards for system builders: the Radeon HD 6450, 6570 and 6670. All three are based on new 40nm graphics cores with the former being powered by a Caicos chip and the latter two using Turks GPUs.

The Radeon HD 6450 is the scrawniest of the new arrivals, featuring 160 stream processors, 8 texture units, 512MB or 1GB of GDDR3 or GDDR5 VRAM, and a 64-bit memory interface.

The GPU can be clocked from 625 to 750MHz while the memory runs from 533 to 900MHz. The HD 6450 appears to be aimed at low-powered machines such as HTPCs, given its low-profile, passively cooled design.

Meanwhile, Radeon HD 6570 is clocked at 650MHz with 480 stream processors, 24 texture units, 2GB of GDDR3 or 1GB of GDDR5 memory running at 900 or 1000MHz along with a 128-bit memory bus. The 6670 has the same specs, except it's limited to GDDR5 and its graphics clock is 150MHz faster.

We aren't sure what AMD and OEMs have in mind for these cards, though we imagine they'll mostly appear in entry-level machines. We wouldn't be surprised if they're passed off as budget gaming cards too.

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occlusion said:

Radeon HD6450 with 160 stream processor will be a good GPU. I remember my previous GPU Radeon HD3850 with 320 stream processor and it was very powerful hardware :)

madboyv1, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Well, if they can output 1080p easily they could become popular for HTPCs since they are low profile as well as passively cooled.

At the same time, Ivy Bridge when that comes out will support display port and HDMI as well as DVI/VGA, so that might in the end be more useful (Sandybridge now can do 1080P video already through HDMI).

fpsgamerJR62 said:

Given the recent confusion with AMD's product naming scheme, I wonder if the HD 6570 and 6670 are the actual successors of the HD 5570 and HD 5670. The 2 older 5000-series cards are actually quite decent entry level gaming cards. In fact, unless I'm mistaken, AMD's Mobility Radeon 5600 and 5700 series are actually based on the HD 5570 desktop part.

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