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AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series OEM Models Revealed

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Still Again... "A Rose by Any Other Name is Still a Rose"... and still with thorns

Back in December, we discussed how the mobile graphics cards were simply a re-branding of its current HD 6000 series. This holds true with AMD's new HD 7000 OEM series graphics cards. The cards are designed specifically for OEM vendors only and are tailored toward the low-end and mid-range market. The OEM series is based on the current VLIW5 design and not the new GCN architecture seen with the Radeon HD 7970.

Looking at the Radeon HD 7670 and HD 7570, they're the same specifications as the Radeon HD 6670 and HD 6570.  The Radeon HD 7470 is the same as the 750 MHz version of the Radeon HD 6450, while the HD 7450 matches the 625 MHz version of the HD 6450. 

OEM Brand
Radeon
HD 7670
Radeon
HD 7570
Radeon
HD 7470/HD 7450
Radeon
HD 7350
Chip Turks Turks CaicosCedar
Production 40 nm 40 nm 40 nm 40 nm
Clock Speed
800 MHz 650 MHz 625 to 750 MHz 400 to 650 MHz
Shader Units
(MADD)
96 (5D) 96 (5D) 32 (5D) 32 (5D)
ROPs 8 8 4 4
TMUs 24 24 8 8
Memory Amount
512MB-1GB
GDDR5 memory
DDR3 512MB-2GB
GDDR5 512MB-1GB
512MB-1GB
DDR3 / GDDR5
Not Listed
Memory Clock
1000 MHz 900 MHz DDR3
1000 MHz DDR5
533-800 MHz DDR3
800-900 MHz GDDR5
400 MHz DDR3
Up to 800 MHz GDDR5
Memory Interface
128-bit 128-bit 64-bit 64-bit

    

Read more on the AMD OEM solutions at its product page.

Update 01/06/2012: Yesterday, the crew at AnandTech were on the same page as we were with the re-branding of the Radeon HD 7000 OEM series. Through the OEM site we found, AnandTech did a little more digging around and found the Radeon HD 7350 is not based on the Caicos but the two year old Cedar based HD 5450. In review of the specifications, it was found the HD 7350 doesn't support DisplayPort 1.2, which was a feature introduced with Northern Islands.

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    Borisblade7 , January 5, 2012 11:22 PM
    So they are repackaging the old hardware as the new stuff by just changing the numbers so they can pretend its something new? I know this is done alot, but still thats really dirty and dishonest.
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    mikenygmail , January 5, 2012 11:25 PM
    Nvidia has been doing this for many years.

    In the beginning, Nvidia created the GeForce 8800 GT, and we were happy.
    Then, we then got a faster version: the 8800 GTS 512MB. It was more expensive, but we were still happy. And then it got complicated - The original 8800 GT, well, it became the 9800 GT. Then they overclocked the 8800 GTS and it turned into the 9800 GTX. Now this made sense, but only if you ignored the whole "this was an 8800 GT to begin with!" thing.
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    mikenygmail , January 5, 2012 11:26 PM
    The trip gets a little more trippy when you look at what happened on the eve of the Radeon HD 4850 launch. NVIDIA introduced a slightly faster version of the 9800 GTX called the 9800 GTX+. Note that this was the smallest name change in the timeline up to this point, but it was the biggest design change; this mild overclock was enabled by a die shrink to 55nm.

    All of that brings us to where NVIDIA is taking the 9800 GTX+ and calling it a GeForce GTS 250...

    This goes on and on...
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    Target3 , January 5, 2012 11:19 PM
    AMD > NVIDIA
  • 32 Hide
    Borisblade7 , January 5, 2012 11:22 PM
    So they are repackaging the old hardware as the new stuff by just changing the numbers so they can pretend its something new? I know this is done alot, but still thats really dirty and dishonest.
  • 31 Hide
    mikenygmail , January 5, 2012 11:25 PM
    Nvidia has been doing this for many years.

    In the beginning, Nvidia created the GeForce 8800 GT, and we were happy.
    Then, we then got a faster version: the 8800 GTS 512MB. It was more expensive, but we were still happy. And then it got complicated - The original 8800 GT, well, it became the 9800 GT. Then they overclocked the 8800 GTS and it turned into the 9800 GTX. Now this made sense, but only if you ignored the whole "this was an 8800 GT to begin with!" thing.
  • 27 Hide
    mikenygmail , January 5, 2012 11:26 PM
    The trip gets a little more trippy when you look at what happened on the eve of the Radeon HD 4850 launch. NVIDIA introduced a slightly faster version of the 9800 GTX called the 9800 GTX+. Note that this was the smallest name change in the timeline up to this point, but it was the biggest design change; this mild overclock was enabled by a die shrink to 55nm.

    All of that brings us to where NVIDIA is taking the 9800 GTX+ and calling it a GeForce GTS 250...

    This goes on and on...
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    sseyler , January 5, 2012 11:33 PM
    It's really too bad that they didn't take advantage of their 28nm fabrication at the very least. I guess they need to ramp up supply for their parts that are actually new.
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    Anonymous , January 5, 2012 11:34 PM
    damn, I gotta say, it's a dick-move. all the cards from 7350 to 7670 are the very same HD6000 cards, only the first digit is now "7" instead of "6". they should've only made 3 cards this time: 7700, 7800, 7900 and that's it
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    SteelCity1981 , January 5, 2012 11:34 PM
    So basicly AMD is pulling an Nvidia. lol the only true new models you will get from AMD and Nvidia are the mid to highend models.
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    iam2thecrowe , January 5, 2012 11:36 PM
    Borisblade7So they are repackaging the old hardware as the new stuff by just changing the numbers so they can pretend its something new? I know this is done alot, but still thats really dirty and dishonest.

    it has a different bios, thats something different......it possibly even has a slightly different pcb, different stepping chips, support different hdmi/display port standards. Just because it has the same core GPU doesnt make it exactly the same.
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    eklipz330 , January 5, 2012 11:37 PM
    name change and slight price increase i bet. dick move AMD.
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    Borisblade7 , January 5, 2012 11:44 PM
    luckily this is mostly the junk you get when you buy those name brand premade systems at retail. Most people who get those are stupid anyway and wouldnt know the the difference. So putting a 7 a 6 or even the letter Q in front wont matter, they are clueless anyway. At most they see the number in the store and think they are getting the newer stuff when compared to another identical system that has the 6 in front when really they arent. But they also dont know if its the newest chip from a pocket watch or a supercomputer either. In the end, you screw over the retarded, the rest of us in the minority are fine.
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    chumly , January 5, 2012 11:45 PM
    target3AMD > NVIDIA

    AMD fanboys have set their sights on a new target.
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    dragonsqrrl , January 5, 2012 11:50 PM
    Both AMD and Nvidia have rebranded graphics products dating back far before g92. It's nothing unusual people, stop trying to put AMD up on a pedestal. They have done it before and they will do it again.
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    aznshinobi , January 5, 2012 11:51 PM
    They may be repackaging hardware but it's sad to know that Nvidia still has no answer for it. Even if they are repackaging the older lower end, Nvidia has no answer. Which if you think about it, it's great logic from the standpoint of a company. That's more R&D money you have to spend, why spend on a lower end that Nvidia can't compete with.

    Afterall, it has been about 2 gens that AMD has basically been dominating lower end and Nvidia still hasn't shown they can catch up at the cheaper cards. The latest attempt (550 Ti) failed since the 6790 costs less but performs much better.
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    Godlover1133 , January 5, 2012 11:52 PM
    My 5770 will hold out until the 8000 series
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    bawchicawawa , January 5, 2012 11:54 PM
    "it has a different bios, thats something different......it possibly even has a slightly different pcb, different stepping chips, support different hdmi/display port standards. Just because it has the same core GPU doesnt make it exactly the same."

    Exactly +1
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    bawchicawawa , January 6, 2012 12:22 AM
    Quote:
    It's not a bad thing that AMD re-brands old GPU's. They get cheaper all the time. at this rate, a 7970 will be a 12, 470 for 60$ new in 5 years from now


    You do realize within 5 years those wont even be worth taking out of the garbage, right?
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    Mousemonkey , January 6, 2012 12:31 AM
    Quote:
    Nvidia has been doing this for many years.

    In the beginning, Nvidia created the GeForce 8800 GT, and we were happy.
    Then, we then got a faster version: the 8800 GTS 512MB. It was more expensive, but we were still happy. And then it got complicated - The original 8800 GT, well, it became the 9800 GT. Then they overclocked the 8800 GTS and it turned into the 9800 GTX. Now this made sense, but only if you ignored the whole "this was an 8800 GT to begin with!" thing.


    Actually the 8800GT (G92) and the 8800GTS (G92) were different due to the core counts (112 for the GT Vs 128 for the GTS).
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    borden5 , January 6, 2012 12:34 AM
    bluekoalathat 6870 is looking really good for the price.It's not a bad thing that AMD re-brands old GPU's. They get cheaper all the time. at this rate, a 7970 will be a 12, 470 for 60$ new in 5 years from now

    u sure that u can find gtx 470 5 years from now ??
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    sixdegree , January 6, 2012 12:38 AM
    I just can't wait for AMD new 8xxx cards in the future, which is a re-brand of the current 7xxx cards, which was a re-brand of older 6xxx cards, which was a re-brand of 5xxx cards, which was ....
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