AMD Mobility Radeon HD 7000 roadmap
The Californian chip maker for the roadmap on the next mobile GPU is not expected before 2012 and belongs to the new family called AMD Mobility Radeon HD 7000.
AMD has published the official roadmap of new proposals in the graphic for mobile systems which is planned for next 2012. On the horizon, a new family of GPU is called AMD Mobility Radeon HD 7000 with 28-nanometer process production features. The line, which will replace the current Mobility Radeon HD 6000, is expected in the segment “mainstream”, some solutions called Thames, which should guarantee performance nearly doubles compared to the current series cards Seymour.
Thames Chelsea 128-bit has a TDP of 20 to 30 watts. At the top of the range graphics cards are positioned bus from Heathrow with 128 and 192 bits and which are identified by a 35 watt TDP. This family represents, at least initially, the best that will be able to make AMD propose high-end systems.
In addition, the chipmaker also provides a 256 bit bus intended to represent the top of the field for the arrival of Wimbledon. It is relatively wide loop bandwidth, and it has no intention at present to introduce innovations in the field “value” probably because she thinks to cover this segment with the graphics subsection of its Fusion solutions.
According to the latest analysis, the AMD Mobility Radeon HD 7000 new GPUs based on a 28-nanometer production process can not be marketed for six months. As usual, the production will be left just that TSMC also has one on Nvidia. Specifically, the first solutions Heathrow, Thames and Chelsea are scheduled for production in the fourth quarter of 2011 with an approximate launch date around November. Wimbledon, however, is planned for the second quarter of 2012.
On the other hand, AMD has to face the usual challenge to Nvidia. To end this case, AMD Mobility Radeon HD 7000 has prepared a set of proposals to cover different market segments and offer the right performance based on the user needs.