AMD London: new notebook graphics chips revealed
24th Apr 2012 | 09:48
Codenamed after Heathrow, Chelsea and Wimbledon
AMD has launched its new notebook graphics series, codenamed London. The three different chips are codenamed after several areas of London - the odd combination of Heathrow, Chelsea and Wimbledon.
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Following on from the previous HD 6000M series (known as Vancover), the DirectX 11.1-compatible Radeon HD 7000 series has three parts - the Radeon HD 7700M (Chelsea), 7800M (Heathrow) and 7900M (Wimbledon).
The three chips boast Eyefinity and HD3D support as well as HDMI 1.4a. There's also AMD Enduro technology, that drops the power consumption down to less than 1W when the graphics chip is not being used.
The top-end HD 7970M is very similar to the AMD Radeon HD 7870 desktop part in terms of spec aside from the clockspeed – the part has 1,280 Graphics CoreNext stream processors and 2GB of GDDR5.
Expect laptop announcements featuring the new chips soon.