AMD Reveals Radeon HD 6500M and 6300M GPUs
AMD has revealed two new mobile GPUs, the AMD Radeon HD 6500M and the 6300M. Both models will feature in AMD's first 6000-series graphics cards for notebooks. First up, the 6500M is designed for gaming and intensive applications. This high-end GPU includes 400 stream processors, 20 texture units, 8 color ROP units and 32 Z/stencil ROP units. The engine clock will range from 500MHz to 650MHz, backed by a 900MHz GDDR5 or DDR3 memory buffer. The other model, the 6300M, will be aimed at the lower-end market. The 6300M features 320 stream processors, 8 texture units, 16 Z/stencil ROP units, 4 color ROP units and loses GDDR5 support to maintain a lower price-point. Additionally the engine will run between 500MHz and 750MHz and the memory at 800MHz to 900MHz. According to AMD the processing power of the 6500M and 6300M peaks at 520 and 120 GigaFLOPs respectively in single precision mode. Both GPUs will have DirectX 11, Shader Model 5.0, and Direct Compute 11 support along with OpenGL 4.1 and OpenCL 1.1 compatibility. Both models also feature dynamic switching between integrated and dedicated graphics for power conservation, hardware video acceleration, AMD HD3D technology (for stereoscopic 3D gaming and 3D Blu-ray) and Eyefinity support. An integrated 7.1 channel HD audio controller is incuded as standard for each model. Both GPUs are already listed on the AMD website, so I'd expect to see them powering notebooks in the near future.