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Tuesday, 03 May 2011 09:17

AMD Llano to boast HD 6550 graphics core

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400 stream processors at 594MHz
AMD’s upcoming Llano APU is said to feature embedded HD 6550 graphics on a single die and the core will offer some interesting capabilities.

The HD 6550 features 400 shaders clocked at 594MHz, but it will also be able to run in a sort of bastard Hybrid Crossfire with HD 6670 or HD 6570 discrete cards, based on the new Turks core. Once the embedded GPU starts working with the discrete one, the system will recognize the graphics hardware as a Radeon HD 6690. Such a setup would feature a total of 880 cores, which should be enough for mainstream-class performance.

As the HD 6550 is integrated into the same die as the CPU core, it will be able to assist the x86 cores with serial processing loads. At the moment AMD is planning to use system memory for the HD 6550, but it might add SidePort memory later on.

Compared to Intel’s Sandy Bridge, the Llano should have about the same die size and both processors feature about one billion transistors. However, Sandy Bridge is much more focused on the x86 side of things, while Llano uses a larger proportion of the die for graphics and media features.

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+30 #1 Medallish 2011-05-03 10:37
Hmm that is pretty sweet, I don't think we've seen much, if any hybrid crossfire/SLI in the middle, it's usually always in the low end. And from the sound of things, a Llano paired with a 6670, that thing should kick ass! You should be able to get some decent gaming out a system like that, not to mention what awesome SFF PC's you could build that would have quite a kick.
 
 
+23 #2 nele 2011-05-03 10:47
Quoting Medallish:
Hmm that is pretty sweet, I don't think we've seen much, if any hybrid crossfire/SLI in the middle, it's usually always in the low end. And from the sound of things, a Llano paired with a 6670, that thing should kick ass! You should be able to get some decent gaming out a system like that, not to mention what awesome SFF PC's you could build that would have quite a kick.


Yup. Best of all, you could get a passive secondary card - perfect for SFF and HTPC rigs...
 
 
+10 #3 dan 2011-05-03 12:43
Bye bye Nshittia.
 
 
+11 #4 yourma2000 2011-05-03 14:41
Crossfire with a 6570 card sounds cool, seems quite unrealistic that you can get a decent gaming setup with only a 6570, atleast it means no power cables or long/dual slot cards.

I'm more interested in the seconds generation of Fusion chips though as they'll be using the bulldozers cores along with HD 7000 on 28nm
 
 
+4 #5 Scootiep 2011-05-04 00:48
"but it will also be able to run in a sort of bastard Hybrid Crossfire" Ok, that one just cracked me up. Thanks for the laugh guys. :lol:
 

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