AMD has officially unveiled its
new range of notebook graphics chips, codenamed London. The three chips, further codenamed with the intriguing choice of London landmarks, Heathrow, Chelsea and Wimbledon, will be shipping in notebooks very soon.
Officially now known as the Radeon HD 7000 series, the range follows on from the previous HD 6000M series (known as Vancover) and will be DirectX
11.1-compatible, as well as featuring AMD’s Eyefinity, HD3D, Enduro technologies. Eyefinity allows for each card to support up to three monitors while Enduro is a power saving technology that will ensure power consumption is less than 1W when the card isn’t active.
The Radeon HD
7700M (Chelsea), 7800M (Heathrow) and 7900M (Wimbledon) range from 512 Stream processors/32 texture units and 16 ROPs up to 1280 stream processors/80 texture units and 32 ROPs respectively. All cards are built on a new 28nm process and can also work alongside the onboard graphics in AMD’s upcoming mobile processors to provide an extra boost in gaming performance.
As well as featuring in upcoming AMD powered notebooks the new cards will also sit alongside Intel’s existing Sandy Bridge and new Ivy Bridge CPUs, with a number of manufacturers already announcing products, such as the Eurocom Racer 2.0.
We’ll no doubt be getting hold of some ‘London’ equipped laptops soon so you can see just what performance they bring to the party.