Thursday, January 20th 2011

AMD Slips in Radeon HD 6770 and HD 6750 for OEMs

AMD implemented its plans to rebrand Radeon HD 5700 series to HD 6700 series, by listing up Radeon HD 6770 and HD 6750 on its website. For now, it's available only to OEMs. There are no changes between the 5700 and 6700 as far as specifications go, except HDMI 1.4a support. At most, you can see a different-looking cooler shroud on the reference-design graphics cards. Other than that, they're the same. The HD 6770 is based on the 40 nm Juniper silicon, with 800 VLIW5 stream processors, and 1 GB of GDDR5 memory over a 128-bit wide memory interface. The HD 6750 on the other hand has 720 stream processors. There's no information at present on when (or if) AMD plans to release this to the consumer market.
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40 Comments on AMD Slips in Radeon HD 6770 and HD 6750 for OEMs

#1
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
u2konline said:
These are only sold in desktops?
well that sucks.
You mean prebuilds? It says they are OEM only for now.
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#2
bear jesus
If it's an OEM only thing i don't think it's so bad, i don't agree with large amounts of re branding but with the next generation coming out this year there is hardly any point in making new low end products on the same process and more so as the 6xxx cards all seam to run hotter and use more power so hardly fitting for low end cards.

I think Nvidia was smart having disabled parts of pretty much all fermi 4xx cards as it left them more room for improvement on the 5xx cards

I would be happier with this if they bumped the core and memory speeds so there was some kind of improvement apart from HDMI 1.4a although i do think this is mainly about OEM's not getting anything truly new in the lower end until the 7xxx cards and I'm sure they need to be able to say things like "featuring the brand new high powered AMD 6770 graphics" or some other marketing lie to hype products.... darn marketing departments :laugh:

I think people will be less annoyed by this than Nvidia's re branding in recent years as it's just one core that hopefully will be OEM only instead of a full line of products for all markets.
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#3
OneMoar
There is Always Moar
Can't wait to re-flash my 5750 to a 6750 ;D
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#4
Mussels
Moderprator
at least there was some changes, like updating to the HDMI 1.4a spec
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#5
KainXS
I only look at rebranding like this, as being wrong when amd or nvidia have one card and rebrand it straight to something else with only screwing the consumer in mind and nvidia only did it one time, the rest of it was mainly not getting the correct product out fast enough or OEM forced rebranding or what nvidia did do alot which was rehashing old products.

but this was the ultimate rebrand http://www.rage3d.com/articles/amd_rebranding_the_death_of_ati/

I bet if I flashed some cash in your faces you would change your minds too.
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#6
afw
Increase in clock and mem speeds ...may be .. ???
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#7
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
afw said:
Increase in clock and mem speeds ...may be .. ???
Nope, they're the same. It's just like 8800GT to 9800GT change.
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#8
Mussels
Moderprator
btarunr said:
Nope, they're the same. It's just like 8800GT to 9800GT change.
at least they upped the HDMI specs, which has some benefits (blu ray 3D, for one)

Lets hope they update the thingies that limited eyefinity as well, so that like the other 6k cards they can run DVI+DVI+HDMI simultaneously.

zero performance changes, but minor feature updates. thats an improvement over nvidia, who didnt change anything.
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#9
Xaser04
Completely Bonkers said:
Well, if AMD won't be releasing a better version of the power-efficient 5770, then I'll plump for a GTX560 then!

Whereas, if AMD had something between 5770 and a GTX560, aka real 6770, which had significant efficiencies and quietness on its side, then I would have gone for that.

For me, as powerful as possible but with the constraint: as quiet and as efficient as possible.

AMD have just dropped the "magic x770 formula". nV wins.
Um HD6850......
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#10
Over_Lord
News Editor
OH shit no, I thought they would replace it with some 560 Shader or 480 Shader card, like the Mobile HD6000 series...
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#11
DriedFrogPills
Completely Bonkers said:
Well, if AMD won't be releasing a better version of the power-efficient 5770, then I'll plump for a GTX560 then!

Whereas, if AMD had something between 5770 and a GTX560, aka real 6770, which had significant efficiencies and quietness on its side, then I would have gone for that.

For me, as powerful as possible but with the constraint: as quiet and as efficient as possible.

AMD have just dropped the "magic x770 formula". nV wins.
they have already its called the 6870
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#12
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
If you buy a rebrand not knowing then you don't need to be buying pc parts to begin with. Do some research people who don't know what a rebrand is also buy 8400gs's because 1gb means they are fast.
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#13
Tatty_One
Super Moderator
I am not a great fan of re-branding as it can cause confusion to less knowlegable people but that happens anyway, the sad thing is, if a customer is looking at 2 Dell desktops which are similar in spec but that customer wants to do some gaming as well, he might choose the desktop that has the 6750 in it over the one that has the 5850 in it thinking that the "newer" tech must be better, but again that can happen in most things and makes no difference whether it's the green or red side.

The thing I do like however, is the fact that at least it's not advertised on the site as "New", take a look at number 7, they are pretty clear what it is and credit to them for that at least.

http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/amd-radeon-hd-6000/hd-6770/Pages/amd-radeon-hd-6770-overview.aspx#4
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#14
inferKNOX
Just to cast one more stone, I'll add, "The shame AMD, the shaaame...!":shadedshu

On a more productive note though, at least they are giving a little recognision to us all giving them dirty looks over this and are trying to keep this relatively noob-safe by limiting it to OEMs. I don't think the OEMs will be as forgiving though.:pimp:
However if AMD sells this directly to the unsuspecting sheople, then that will earn an unspeakable shame worthy of condemnation and reproach, and teasing their dogs everytime you pass the AMD boards' homes... even if everyone else is doing it too/already.:roll:

/I'll let you guys decipher where there's sarcasm for yourselves, lol
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#15
Magikherbs
Yes its a rebrand. But look closer lol.. better yet try and remember the fact that the 57xx replacements are the 68xx cards !

The 67xx series are obviously the new entry level cards and should/will be priced accordingly. :cool: This will seriously raise the bar on the price/ performance ratio.

Its good to see Amd making waves again. 2gb GPUs :rockout: Fusion APUs :rockout: GTX 280 performance for <$100 :rockout::rockout:

:toast:
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