Sunday, February 4th 2007

R600, RV610, and RV630 details unveiled

The R6x0 series will be paper-launched at CeBIT this year, though we will still have to wait until roughly March before seeing anything, so that we don't see any shortages. The latest details of the R6x0 family, according to our friends at VR-Zone:
  • The R600 will be available as previously stated. It will come with 64 unified shaders (32 ROP's?), clocked at 814MHz. It should perform 2.5 to 8 times better than the current R580, depending on the application.
  • The RV610 will be AMD's entry-level DirectX10 entry. It will ship in May. It will have an 8 layer PCB, digital PWM's, will be manufactured on a 65nm process, and support up to 256MB of 64 bit DDR2.
  • The RV630 will be AMD's mid-level DirectX10 entry. It will ship with the RV610. It will be on a 65nm process, use "bi-directional PWM for GPU and uni-directional PWM for memories", and have up to 2x256MB (wonder why they don't call it 512MB) GDDR4.
Source: VR-Zone and VR-Zone
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53 Comments on R600, RV610, and RV630 details unveiled

#1
Murasame
Looking good. Now if they would just show them to us and give some prices. I wanna know if the r630 is in my price range and if It'll fit in my p180b. Maybe I should just save up a bit and get that silverstong Tjo9 Temjin. Then I wouldn't have to worry about space.
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#2
XooM
sounds like R600 will be an 8x performance boost in F@H :cool:
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#3
Random Murderer
The Anti-Midas
by the statement "2x256" it makes it sound as if the r630 will be dual gpu...
probably not, but it will be interesting to see.
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#4
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
64-bit...booooooooooooo

Even the x1300s and 7300s come in 128-bit...
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#5
C.Ash
65nm? 64-bit? I have serious doubts.
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#6
OnBoard
RV630 sounds like a good next GPU :)

zekrahminator: you might want to edit "The R6V10 will be.." to "The RV610 will be.." :P
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#7
Mussels
Moderprator
610 sounds like a 6200/x300 kinda deal, cheap, slow, but full featured - in other words, the kinda DX10 card you'd get in a dell, or as onboard. The mid range one has my attention however, two of em in crossfire oughta be tasty.
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#8
zekrahminator
McLovin
by: OnBoard
RV630 sounds like a good next GPU :)

zekrahminator: you might want to edit "The R6V10 will be.." to "The RV610 will be.." :P
:laugh: Thanks for that.
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#9
C.Ash
This is still a rumor - not news.
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#10
Namslas90
Waiting for MAY and the release of the "top end" cards of the 2XXX series. By then hopefully somebody will have a MOBO with all the right stuff on it, and AMD will have the new 4x4's out.
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#11
pt
not a suicide-bomber
by: newtekie1
64-bit...booooooooooooo

Even the x1300s and 7300s come in 128-bit...
dx10 could probabily be more bandwith efficient ;)
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#12
Mussels
Moderprator
DX10 wont be more efficient, most likely the hardware is. Just because its 64 bit doesnt mean its that bad... i mean, X1650PRO is 128 bit and it sure kicks the ass off older 256 bit cards.
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#13
lemonadesoda
The RV610 will be AMD's entry-level DirectX10 entry. It will ship in May. It will have an 8 layer PCB, digital PWM's, will be manufactured on a 65nm process, and support up to 256MB of 64 bit DDR2.
64bit is fine for a 2D desktop. This card is aimed at the corporate/home market AND NOT for enthusiasts and gamers. Use R600 for gaming. Doh! RV610 will probably also be used on AMD's integrated graphics. Not bad I say!
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#14
pt
not a suicide-bomber
by: lemonadesoda
64bit is fine for a 2D desktop. This card is aimed at the corporate/home market AND NOT for enthusiasts and gamers. Use R600 for gaming. Doh! RV610 will probably also be used on AMD's integrated graphics. Not bad I say!
if it's equal to nowadys x1300xt, it will even do fine for games on low settings :)
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#15
C.Ash
by: lemonadesoda
64bit is fine for a 2D desktop. This card is aimed at the corporate/home market AND NOT for enthusiasts and gamers. Use R600 for gaming. Doh! RV610 will probably also be used on AMD's integrated graphics. Not bad I say!
Why would the corporate/home market want DX10 cards?
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#16
SPHERE
well traditionally the low end card of each gen is roughly equivilant to the mid range of last gen maybe they are gonna use soem wicked fast ddr2 or make up for the small bus with some pumped up core spex
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#17
jocksteeluk
it will be interesting to see the performance differences with all the different pcb designs and layouts with these chips.
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#18
tofu
MMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

65nm :eek:

ATI wins the race to get smaller lol :nutkick:

Performance comparison will be interesting between RV630 and the 8600Ultra :p
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#19
Azn Tr14dZ
Good news, very good news. I'll be going for the RV630 for a Mid-Range PC when (if?) I do get Vista.
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#20
wazzledoozle
DX10 cards probably have lower power draw on the Aero interface, they are more compatible with the new WDDM.
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#21
Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
nice to see manufacturers going to an 8 layer pcb. from the very vauge specs given, they look weak for midrange, lets hope memory and gpu clocks make up for any hardware skimping. 16 pipelines and 256bit memory look inevitable for midrange with with dx10, so its not all bad. expect memory and gpu cores to be massively undervolted tho.
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#22
Saurian
As said, ATI is the first to 65nm. Hopefully we'll be seeing some ATI DX10 Mobility cards in short order, perhaps in time for me to be shopping for a C2D/Santa Rosa/ATI DX10 Notebook. :)
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#23
niko084
by: newtekie1
64-bit...booooooooooooo

Even the x1300s and 7300s come in 128-bit...
Well are we talking about a 64bit Processing core?

Or 64bit memory?

Beh never mind I can't read today...
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#24
InfDamarvel
Is these are 65nm I expect these things to not kick up some crazy extreme heat.
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#25
Zubasa
65nm should bring the R600 to consume much less power than the Aircraft Carrier.
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