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AMD Moves Up New CPU, Graphics Chips for 2010

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More AMD goodness headed your way this year.

AMD may be ramping up its production schedule, moving its 2011 chip to 2010 instead. AMD CEO Dirk Meyer said during a recent conference call that the company's Ontario ultra-mobile chips are due to arrive in the fall, "ahead of schedule."

Those looking to AMD for ultraportables may want to wait and see what comes out, as Ontario will be built on a 40nm process, using a dual-core Bobcat architecture. It'll have integrated graphics too, with support for DirectX 11 and a built in memory controller.

If you're looking to AMD just for graphics, you might also have something to look forward from ATI. Meyer said at the conference call, "We will start introducing the second-generation of our DX 11 products before the end of the year."'

ATI's second generation DX 11 products, code named Southern Islands, will be fabricated on the 40nm process as well and be branded as the Radeon HD 6000 series.

(Sources: Electronista, Xbit-labs.)

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    rohitbaran , July 21, 2010 11:25 AM
    stevee jobsamd sucks

    Well, their CPUs aren't the best, but they offer some value in the lower segment and keep some restraint on Intel from charging ridiculous amounts for their products. In the graphics area, if you say AMD sucks, you aren't updated.
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    damasvara , July 21, 2010 11:36 AM
    stevee jobsamd sucks

    lookie here!!!..an intel fanboy with a degenerated comment..lol
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    damasvara , July 21, 2010 11:17 AM
    wow!!!..6xxx series GPUs???..That would make the price tag on 5xxx series become cheaper. Which means it's time to save money for one!..lol
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  • 15 Hide
    bujinyun , July 21, 2010 11:13 AM
    Finally...yay!
  • 21 Hide
    Ciuy , July 21, 2010 11:14 AM
    its all about the pricing !!!!
  • 7 Hide
    aznplayer213 , July 21, 2010 11:15 AM
    very nice....if 6870 comes out for 400 i will sell my 5870 for half that and double up if performance is good ;) 
  • 17 Hide
    dragonfang18 , July 21, 2010 11:15 AM
    Its like Christmas in July!
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    THEfog101 , July 21, 2010 11:15 AM
    Ahhhhh..... finally intel will have a fight on their hands again, this way we can all see improvements on both sides of the field as the fight for market domination wakens from its slumber
  • 23 Hide
    rohitbaran , July 21, 2010 11:16 AM
    There goes nVidia's hopes of earning some revenues of the GTX 460 down the drain! :D 
  • 24 Hide
    damasvara , July 21, 2010 11:17 AM
    wow!!!..6xxx series GPUs???..That would make the price tag on 5xxx series become cheaper. Which means it's time to save money for one!..lol
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    rohitbaran , July 21, 2010 11:18 AM
    I also read that nVidia is planning to launch a dual GTX 460 card to reclaim the complete performance crown. Well, they better be quick or after SI launches, their card will probably be creamed by it.
  • 13 Hide
    rohitbaran , July 21, 2010 11:21 AM
    I will definitely wait for the new GPUs and buy the best bang for buck offering, which I hope to be 6850.
  • 15 Hide
    shaun_shaun , July 21, 2010 11:23 AM
    I hope this upcoming AMD DX11 integrated GPU is better..because I m fed up with these intel integrated CRAPS !!!!
  • 4 Hide
    scook9 , July 21, 2010 11:24 AM
    wonder how many shaders we are looking at in the 6k series...3k was 320, 4k was 800, 5k was 1600
  • 12 Hide
    Spanky Deluxe , July 21, 2010 11:24 AM
    Wow, 6xxx series already? I only bought my 5970 last week!
  • 15 Hide
    cmcghee358 , July 21, 2010 11:24 AM
    Holy crap 6xxx already!?? This is what like 1 month after Fermi was released? (my internal clock doesnt function well, so everything is a month away)
  • 31 Hide
    rohitbaran , July 21, 2010 11:25 AM
    stevee jobsamd sucks

    Well, their CPUs aren't the best, but they offer some value in the lower segment and keep some restraint on Intel from charging ridiculous amounts for their products. In the graphics area, if you say AMD sucks, you aren't updated.
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    rohitbaran , July 21, 2010 11:26 AM
    shaun_shaunI hope this upcoming AMD DX11 integrated GPU is better..because I m fed up with these intel integrated CRAPS !!!!

    ATI doesn't make integrated GPUs for Intel anymore.
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    damasvara , July 21, 2010 11:36 AM
    stevee jobsamd sucks

    lookie here!!!..an intel fanboy with a degenerated comment..lol
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    metallifux , July 21, 2010 11:37 AM
    look forward to some news on Bulldozer/Zambezi
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    leon2006 , July 21, 2010 11:42 AM
    Still late in the game of netbooks. Great alternative for Atom
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    baracubra , July 21, 2010 11:42 AM
    These wont be a true new series. They integrate some of the new features that the "northen-islands" will bring along with some of the traits of the 5000 series. I read that ATI is expecting to get 10-30% performance on the 480 with their new 6000 card. ATI has also confermed that they are going to make a double chip card
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