Published in Graphics
Retailers list Redwood HD5670
Coming January 21 for €79
According to a few early listings, AMD's no thrills Redwood GPU will ship on January 21 with prices starting at €79. We're expecting even lower prices once it starts shipping, but don't expect a bargain. AMD has the lead and has no reason to cut prices on DirectX 11 cards, even in the low end.
The Redwood is basically a halved Juniper. It features 400 stream processors and 40 texture units, but it retains the 128-bit memory bus. It will be available in 512MB and 1024MB versions. At this point we're not sure about the clocks either, as some retailers claim the GPU runs at 850MHz, while others are listing 775MHz. The same goes for memory, 1000MHz to 1200MHz depending on who you ask.
The cards are expected to ship within the next two weeks and some retailers claims they will have them in stock in 10 days, January 21.