AMD has published the official roadmap of new proposals in the graphic for mobile systems planned from next year 2012. On the horizon, a new family of GPU called AMD Mobility Radeon HD 7000 and features a 28-nanometer production process. The line, which will replace the current Mobility Radeon HD 6000, expected in the segment “mainstream”, some solutions called Thames, which should guarantee performance nearly doubles compared to the current series cards Seymour.
Interesting band “performance” that provides both solutions Thames Chelsea 128-bit bus. This band has a TDP of 20 to 30 watts. At the top of the range graphics cards are positioned bus from Heathrow with 128 and 192 bits and which are identified by a 35 watt TDP that part. This family represents, at least initially, the best that AMD will be able to propose high-end systems.
Subsequently, the chipmaker also provides for the arrival of Wimbledon with a 256 bit bus intended to represent the top of the field thanks to a relatively wide loop bandwidth, and probably the use of GDDR5 memory types. Be noted that AMD has no intention at present to introduce innovations in the field “value” probably because she thinks to cover this segment with the graphics subsection of its Fusion solutions.
According to the latest analysis, the new GPUs based on a 28-nanometer production process can not be marketed for six months. As usual, the production will be left just that TSMC also has one on Nvidia. Specifically, the first solutions Heathrow, Thames and Chelsea are scheduled for production in the fourth quarter of 2011 with an approximate launch date around November. Wimbledon, however, is planned for the second quarter of 2012.