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New AMD Turks, Caicos Cards Heading to OEMs

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AMD released three Radeon cards to OEMS based on Turks and Caicos GPUs.

Although AMD hasn't announced anything official, the company is reportedly now offering three new Radeon HD 6000 cards to OEMS only, two based on the "Turks" GPU and the third based on the "Caicos" GPU.

According to the report, AMD's 40-nm Turks mid-level GPU uses 480 VLIW5 stream processors, a 128-bit GDDR5 memory controller, and offers support for DirectX 11 and DDR3 on lower SKUs. Turks is available on two OEM cards as listed below:

Radeon HD 6670

  • 480 stream processors
  • 24 texture units
  • 800 MHz core
  • 1000 MHz (4.00 GHz GDDR5 effective) memory
  • 64 GB/s memory bandwidth
  • 512 MB or 1 GB memory
  • Full-height design with a single-slot fan-based heatsink

Radeon HD 6570

  • 480 stream processors
  • 24 texture units
  • 650 MHz core
  • 900 MHz (1.80 GHz DDR3 effective) memory @ 28.8 GB/s OR
  • 1000 MHz (4.00 GHz GDDR5 effective) memory @ 64 GB/s bandwidth
  • Up to 2 GB using DDR3 memory
  • Up to 1 GB using GDDR5 memory
  • Low-profile design

As for AMD's entry-level Caicos GPU, it serves as a step up from an integrated graphics processor, packing 160 VLIW5 stream processors and a 64-bit memory controller supporting GDDR5 and DDR3. This GPU is used on the Radeon HD 6450 as shown below:

Radeon HD 6450

  • 8 texture units
  • Option to set CPU clock from 625 MHz to 750 MHz
  • Option to set DDR3 memory clock from 533 MHz to 800 MHz
  • Option to set GDDR5 memory from 800 MHz to 900 MHz
  • 512 MB or 1 GB DDR3/GDDR5 memory
  • A low profile, passively cooled design

As previously stated, currently all three cards are available only to OEMs. However, all three are expected to filter through the retail channels within the coming weeks, so stay tuned for release dates and pricing.

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    ang1dust , February 8, 2011 12:44 AM
    Been waiting fror these to make a Home Entertainment Computer
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    mister g , February 8, 2011 1:14 AM
    Since when did cards go through OEMs and then to consumers? Hopefully they'll release a more powerful replacement of the 5770.
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    mindless728 , February 8, 2011 1:25 AM
    missing the SP count from the 6450 at 160SP's?
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    dkant1n , February 8, 2011 1:29 AM
    ang1dustBeen waiting fror these to make a Home Entertainment Computer

    +1
    I would like to see some benchs on the 6450 with passive cooling
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    nforce4max , February 8, 2011 1:29 AM
    Unimpressed but hey upgrades for some.
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    dalauder , February 8, 2011 1:35 AM
    mister gHopefully they'll release a more powerful replacement of the 5770.
    Radeon said that the 5770 wouldn't be replaced immediately--that's why they didn't use the 6700 series and used the confusing 6800 name a while back. Besides a 5850 is down to the release price of a 5770. And that's a powerful card.
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    Travis Beane , February 8, 2011 1:50 AM
    dalauderRadeon said that the 5770 wouldn't be replaced immediately--that's why they didn't use the 6700 series and used the confusing 6800 name a while back. Besides a 5850 is down to the release price of a 5770. And that's a powerful card.

    Powerful, but not quite.
    I had both a 5770 and 4670, and I loved them. Performance is nice, but I'd rather not wake the neighbor.
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    nezzymighty , February 8, 2011 2:03 AM
    Has anyone heard of an All-in-Wonder coming soon? Maybe because of Fusion, AMD doesn't want to integrate graphics with tuners any longer.
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    nforce4max , February 8, 2011 2:16 AM
    NezzyMightyHas anyone heard of an All-in-Wonder coming soon? Maybe because of Fusion, AMD doesn't want to integrate graphics with tuners any longer.


    Nope sadly, the last AIW that I remember floating around was a 3650/70 and that was some years ago and haven't seed a 4k or 5k series AIW either. Amazed how quickly old AIW x1900 sells on the second hand market.
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    dalauder , February 8, 2011 2:44 AM
    Anyone notice that the only difference between the 6670 and 6570 (stat wise and assuming both are the GDDR5 version) is a 650MHz versus 800MHz core clock? And they both use the same Turks GPU. The only way an overclocked 6570 wouldn't match an OC'd 6670 is if they are actually binned based on performance (although AMD barely does that) or if they're heat limited.
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    belardo , February 8, 2011 9:12 AM
    Yeah... the 6570 looks more like a 6650.
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    eleclerc , February 8, 2011 10:00 AM
    Why 512MB video card? We can't play games at full like GTA4 with that.
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    rhino13 , February 8, 2011 11:05 AM
    Rebranding :( 
    Shame on you AMD; you should leave this tactic to nVidia.
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    bluekoala , February 8, 2011 11:43 AM
    rhino13Rebranding Shame on you AMD; you should leave this tactic to nVidia.


    Rebranding gives AMD more flexibility to release a wider range of cards. Besides, anyone who would order a dell/HP desktop would probably have a 6670 and think it is high end. It would have been high end if released in 2009. Though the average user would never notice the difference as they are getting very decent performance for most game anyway.

    (It's like the S3 virge of the future.)
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    ProDigit10 , February 8, 2011 12:29 PM
    the Radeon HD 6670 might be interesting for low profile, single monitor gaming. For those on a budget, and want to upgrade their network server, office or online pc to play some games!
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    rohitbaran , February 8, 2011 1:57 PM
    mister gSince when did cards go through OEMs and then to consumers? Hopefully they'll release a more powerful replacement of the 5770.

    Already out there. It is called 6870. In case you are looking for 6770, it is only a renamed 5770.
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    Onus , February 8, 2011 1:57 PM
    If the HD6670 is at least as powerful as a HD5750 but needs no auxiliary power, I'll probably buy one.
    Tom's, please review these ASAP!
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    rohitbaran , February 8, 2011 2:00 PM
    eleclercWhy 512MB video card? We can't play games at full like GTA4 with that.

    Yeah, because they are mainstream cards. Mainstream cards usually handle all games, but not at the highest settings.
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    Nintendork , February 8, 2011 6:26 PM
    NezzyMightyHas anyone heard of an All-in-Wonder coming soon? Maybe because of Fusion, AMD doesn't want to integrate graphics with tuners any longer.


    Sapphire has their own version:

    Sapphire HD 5570 XtendTV
    http://www.madboxpc.com/sapphire-lanza-radeon-hd-5570-xtendtv/
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    eddieroolz , February 9, 2011 8:10 AM
    I wonder if the 6670 requires any power cables.
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