Tuesday, March 13th 2007

More 6610 and R630 Details

More R610 and R630 Details

techPowerUp! has already reported on some of the basic details of the R610 and R630, ATI/AMD’s mainstream and value cards, but now there is a bit more information. The most important things to note are that cards will obviously be DirectX 10 compatible, and both support shader model 4.0. Rather than going into detail about the other specs, I’ll let you read the information found in the attached image. Unfortunately there are still only bits and pieces of data, but it gives you a rough idea of what's on offer:

Source: DailyTech
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7 Comments on More 6610 and R630 Details

#1
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
- What is DMS-59 on the connections?
- Love the board power 35W max!!!!!
- Kohinoor draws too much power for it to only have a 128BIT memory interface. (cool
though that its PCIe 2.0 and has a max of 512MB GDDR)
- External power supply??? Is that Good?

All in all, a nice eclectic mix of cards. However, on the R630 front, the best card only uses GDDR, while the least best card, though it has native CXF support, uses GDDR3. Weird.
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#2
Bastieeeh
What is DMS-59?
DMS-59 is a 59-pin electrical connector generally used for computer video cards. It provides two DVI-I outputs on a single connector. A connector adapter cable is needed for conversion from DMS-59 to DVI or VGA, and different types of adapter cables exist. The connector is four pins high and 15 pins wide, with a single pin missing from the top row, in a D-shaped shell, with thumbscrews.

The application for DMS-59 is to support a higher density of video displays, in the same amount of connector space as a DVI connector. DMS-59 supports two DVI-I channels, which yields two VGA analog channels and four DVI digital channels (two DVI-D Dual Link channels). Thus, a single DMS-59 connector can support up to four monitors, depending on the card and the monitors. The compact size lets a half-height card support up to four monitors, and a full-height card (with two DMS-59 connectors) up to eight monitors.
Straight from Wikipedia.
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#3
Eric_Cartman
128-bit memory just like nvidia's mid and low end cards, interesting
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#4
FujiwaraTakumi
by: WarEagleAU
- What is DMS-59 on the connections?
- Love the board power 35W max!!!!!
- Kohinoor draws too much power for it to only have a 128BIT memory interface. (cool
though that its PCIe 2.0 and has a max of 512MB GDDR)
- External power supply??? Is that Good?

All in all, a nice eclectic mix of cards. However, on the R630 front, the best card only uses GDDR, while the least best card, though it has native CXF support, uses GDDR3. Weird.
If you look at the citation site, they claim the high end R630 uses GDDR4. So there might be a typo on the chart.
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#5
Alcpone
by: Eric_Cartman
128-bit memory just like nvidia's mid and low end cards, interesting
Im not going to go into the reason why it has 128-bit memory bus, but it doesnt matter with the overall architecture of these cards ;)
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#6
unsmart
low profile, passive cooling and only 25w slap that in mini-dtx board with a tuner card and I'm set:rockout:
Thats if it doesn't suck:(
I hope they come out with some killer GPGPU apps for the DX10 cards.
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#7
Jimmy 2004
BTW, sorry that the title says 6610 guys - that's a typo (should be R610) and I can only change what it says on the TPU frontpage, not the forums. Hopefully a mod fill fix it for me soon :(
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