Few of you may know that those of AMD have released on Monday three new video cards, the Radeon HD 6450, 6570 and 6670. Along with some details and features, we must mention that these new video cards are only destined for computer builders, so you will not be able to get one directly from a shop. Anyway, as I was saying, on Monday, AMD held a low-profile launch of these three devices, along with a small presentation, showing some details about its latest release. Even though it was a quiet launch, the cards are quite impressive and I am sure it will leave a good impression.
First of all, The Radeon HD 6450, 6570 and 6670 are featuring the same DirectX 11 (OpenGL 4), with GDDR5 memory support like other video cards from the same family, but it was especially designed to reduce the cost and fit in a tighter space. The best and the most powerful card from the three of them is the AMD Radeon HD 6670, which features a 128-bit memory bus, an 800MHz main clock and 1GB of 1GHz GDDR5 memory. Also, it has a highly 480 stream (effects) processors.
Then, we have the Radeon HD 6570, which is almost the same with the 6670 version (it has the same bus speed and processor count), but it is using only a 650MHz core clock and 900MHz DDR3 memory. Also, this video card is able to fit in a half-width space for very compact computers, being more useful.
The less powerful video chip is the HD 6450 and it is seen like a basic substitute for an integrated graphics chipset. So, as you may think, it has only 160 stream processors, along with a 64-bit memory bus. The Radeon HD 6450 will feature a 625MHz core clock and 800MHz DDR3 memory, or 900MHz GDDR5.
As I was saying in the beginning, these three graphic cards are available just for computer builders, so we don’t have any kind of pricing details for you. Regarding to the companies that will use these devices, we think that thy will be regular ones for AMD, such as Apple, Dell, or HP.