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AMD Moves Up New CPU, Graphics Chips for 2010

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.)

Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • bujinyun
    Finally...yay!
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  • Ciuy
    its all about the pricing !!!!
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  • aznplayer213
    very nice....if 6870 comes out for 400 i will sell my 5870 for half that and double up if performance is good ;)
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  • dragonfang18
    Its like Christmas in July!
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  • THEfog101
    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
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  • rohitbaran
    There goes nVidia's hopes of earning some revenues of the GTX 460 down the drain! :D
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  • damasvara
    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
    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.
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  • rohitbaran
    I will definitely wait for the new GPUs and buy the best bang for buck offering, which I hope to be 6850.
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  • shaun_shaun
    I hope this upcoming AMD DX11 integrated GPU is better..because I m fed up with these intel integrated CRAPS !!!!
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