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AMD Finally Releases GPUs for AIO Desktops

By - Source: Xbit Labs | B 37 comments

AMD "quietly" launched a new line of GPUs designed specifically for the All-In-One market.

Although AMD hasn't provided an official announcement, Xbit Labs noticed that the company has "quietly" launched its DirectX 11-compatible AMD Radeon HD 6000A series of GPUs designed specifically for All-In-One (AIO) desktops. This new series includes the 800 MHz AMD Radeon HD 6670A, the 800 MHz 6650A, the 650 MHz 6550A and the 625 to 750 MHz 6450A.

"AMD Radeon HD 6000A Series graphics allows you to experience immersive entertainment, gives you the power you need while being energy efficient and gets you the performance you expect with the ability to accelerate the latest games and applications," the company states on the product page.

The 6670A, 6650A and 6550A models are based on the "Turks" GPU and features 480 stream processors, 24 texture units and 8/32 color/z render operating units. The 6450A model is based on the "Caicos" GPU and features 160 stream processors, 8 texture units and 4/16 color/z render operating units. All four should provide similar performance to appropriate add-in desktop cards.

"Depending on the form-factor of the target product, ASICs are defined and qualified differently, thus the use of an A or M at the end of the series number to distinguish an All-in-One (A) or mobile (M) part from that of a desktop part," AMD spokesman Dave Erskine told Xbit Labs. "OEMs immediately know that a part designated as AMD Radeon HD 6000A has been validated and specified for the unique needs of All-in-One designs, including thermals, power requirements, and feature support."

Lenovo's ThinkCentre Edge 91z actually shipped with an optional AMD Radeon HD 6650A GPU (with 1 GB) back in May. Marketed as one of the thinnest AIOs, measuring just 2.5 inches, it comes equipped with up to Intel i7 Quad Core processors (depending on your budget), a 21.5-inch glossy HD screen, up to 8 GB of DDR3 memory, and a choice of a 80 GB SSD or a 1 TB HDD.

"As many companies turn to all-in-one (AIO) desktops to creatively furnish space-constrained offices, we’ve expanded our line of business AIOs to meet their personalized needs," said Tom Shell, vice president, Worldwide ThinkCentre Marketing, Lenovo. "The new ThinkCentre Edge 91z AIO elevates computing for small-to-medium businesses with an unmatched combination of style and substance, outpacing other PCs in performance, fast boot up, serviceability and price."


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    bustapr , August 17, 2011 11:28 PM
    acadia11How about they do me a favor and release BullDozer.

    theyve been saying for a long time now that bulldozer would be coming out in late september, so chill.
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    acadia11 , August 17, 2011 11:15 PM
    How about they do me a favor and release BullDozer.
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    cronik93 , August 18, 2011 1:01 AM
    otacon72Bulldozer is already a generation behind...


    People like you need to go elsewhere with ignorant comments like that.
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  • 17 Hide
    acadia11 , August 17, 2011 11:15 PM
    How about they do me a favor and release BullDozer.
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    bustapr , August 17, 2011 11:28 PM
    acadia11How about they do me a favor and release BullDozer.

    theyve been saying for a long time now that bulldozer would be coming out in late september, so chill.
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    darkside_gamer7 , August 18, 2011 12:03 AM
    I waiting on bulldozer and ivy bridge...I wld like to see amd bring a warhorse to the show instead of a sprint pony...I like amd but I wld love for them to give intel a good run...:) ...amd is performance and money value in one but intel is still miles ahead even w prev generations...idk...just wld like amd to compete as much w processors as they do with high end graphics...but that b another topic all together
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    tacoslave , August 18, 2011 12:19 AM
    bustaprtheyve been saying for a long time now that bulldozer would be coming out in late september, so chill.

    In the beginning Amd said bulldozer would come out in june didnt happen, then july didnt happen, then august didnt happen, and now september. Lets wait and see. Im still waiting for bulldozer and for now i got a feeling that they want to launch Bulldozer with the 7000 series of gpus.
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    mortsmi7 , August 18, 2011 12:20 AM
    They're not really hyping bulldozer, makes me wonder if it's fail.
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    joytech22 , August 18, 2011 12:41 AM
    I like how the comments have become about Bulldozer and are in almost no way related to the article.

    Since we are on that subject then..

    I assume Bulldozer will at LEAST perform similarly to Intel's Gulftown architecture, if not they are looking towards parallel processing instead of raw performance per core.

    I remember reading an article last year about how they expect per-core performance to be around 12% better than Phenom cores which is actually pretty good.

    BUT, Considering Bulldozer uses "Modules", were they referring to a 12% increase in performance per module, or per core sitting on those modules?

    Since Bulldozer will have a plentiful amount of cores either way, I'm hoping that each thread provided by the CPU's modules performs at least on-par with Gulftown. If they manage to bring it up to Sandy Bridge's level then that would be fantastic.
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    cronik93 , August 18, 2011 1:01 AM
    otacon72Bulldozer is already a generation behind...


    People like you need to go elsewhere with ignorant comments like that.
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    Anonymous , August 18, 2011 1:08 AM
    Any chance someone(zotac) puts out a mini itx motherboard with one of these integrated? They have a MB with a nvidia 430 on it, I just like AMD better than nvidia.
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    alikum , August 18, 2011 2:00 AM
    otacon72Bulldozer is already a generation behind...

    What generation? Because they have a slightly longer product lifecycle means they are a generation behind? Just because you (or your wife) give birth and have 1 more kid than me and I'm a generation behind you?
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    jryan388 , August 18, 2011 4:34 AM
    Speaking of AMD releases, does anyone know when Radeon 7xxx is supposed to be released?
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    aznshinobi , August 18, 2011 4:40 AM
    I don't think AMD is hyping BD because they want that forum publicity and when someone acquires a leak, that publicity. After all 68xx was really secretive and it go so much publicity from people trying to find out more about it.
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    eddieroolz , August 18, 2011 6:09 AM
    I'm assuming these are Fusion parts. Then why the lack of commotion? It would've been wise to build up hype.
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    DjEaZy , August 18, 2011 6:14 AM
    AMD "quietly" launched a new line of GPUs designed specifically for the All-In-One market? ...really? ... i think, it was launched with introduction of new 2011 iMac's...
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    acadia11 , August 18, 2011 6:45 AM
    I think we are talking about Bulldozer because no one gives a ...t about any of AMD"s other releases.
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    henydiah , August 18, 2011 7:24 AM
    ran smooth AMD
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    amigafan , August 18, 2011 7:30 AM
    I'm disappointed, when I saw headline "AMD Finally Releases..." I thought it's Bulldozer finally but it isn't :( 
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    bv90andy , August 18, 2011 7:45 AM
    LoL they can't even clean them for the commercials. And that Win 7 "bootup" looked fake. Also, Ubuntu boots up in 14-15 seconds on my pc with normal HDD at 7,200 RPM.
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    henydiah , August 18, 2011 8:09 AM
    amigafanI'm disappointed, when I saw headline "AMD Finally Releases..." I thought it's Bulldozer finally but it isn't

    yes the BD delay makes me pessimistic
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    ProDigit10 , August 18, 2011 8:30 AM
    I think this is perhaps the pc of the future!
    A "one screen hosts it all" solution!
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    f-gomes , August 18, 2011 8:55 AM
    "Bulldozer is already a generation behind..." - I'm a bit tired of this misconception. What the heck does that even mean? If bulldozer is 10x faster than i7, will you still shout "one generation behind"? Generations make sense within the same company, not across competing ones.
    Production cycles are not written in stone, it's up to each company to lay their milestones. Intel has been adding roughly 20% performance in each of it's CPU generation. If AMD adds 50% or 100%, they will be on par, even though they release fewer generations. That's what happened in the K7 days, remember?
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