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AMD Catalyst driver 8.91, presumably preview for 11.11, has leaked on the internet, containing references to AMD's next-gen Radeon HD 7000 family. In addition to previously leaked codenames, the 8.91 driver also lists final branding, ranging from Radeon HD 7300 to Radeon HD 7600 series. 

AMD Catalyst driver 8.91, presumably preview for 11.11, has leaked on the internet, containing references to AMD's next-gen Radeon HD 7000 family. In addition to previously leaked codenames, the 8.91 driver also lists final branding, ranging from Radeon HD 7300 to Radeon HD 7600 series.  

The relevant names are listed as follows:

AMD6778.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 7000 series"
AMD68FA.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 7300 Series"
AMD6850.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 7400 Series"
AMD6858.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 7400 Series"

AMD6859.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 7400 Series"
AMD677B.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 7400 Series"
AMD6772.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 7400A Series"
AMD675D.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 7500 Series"
AMD6742.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 7500/7600 Series"
AMD6841.7 = "AMD Radeon HD 7500M/7600M Series"
AMD675B.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 7600 Series"
AMD6751.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 7600A Series"
AMD6840.7 = "AMD Radeon HD 7600M Series"
AMD683B.1 = "CAPE VERDE PRO"
AMD683F.1 = "CAPE VERDE PRO"
AMD6839.1 = "CAPE VERDE XT"
AMD683D.1 = "CAPE VERDE XT"
AMD6838.1 = "CAPE VERDE XTX"
AMD682F.1 = "CHELSEA PRO"
AMD6824.1 = "CHELSEA XT"
AMD682D.1 = "CHELSEA XT"
AMD6831.1 = "GREAT WALL"
AMD6821.1 = "HEATHROW PRO"
AMD6827.1 = "HEATHROW PRO"
AMD6820.1 = "HEATHROW XT"
AMD6825.1 = "HEATHROW XT"
AMD6819.1 = "PITCAIRN PRO"
AMD6818.1 = "PITCAIRN XT"
AMD6799.1 = "SI NEW ZEALAND"
AMD679A.1 = "SI TAHITI PRO"
AMD6798.1 = "SI TAHITI XT"
AMD6830.1 = "SUMMER PALACE XT"
AMD9901.1 = "TRINITY DEVASTATOR DESKTOP"
AMD9904.1 = "TRINITY DEVASTATOR LITE DESKTOP"
AMD9903.2 = "TRINITY DEVASTATOR LITE MOBILE"
AMD9900.2 = "TRINITY DEVASTATOR MOBILE"
AMD9991.1 = "TRINITY SCRAPPER DESKTOP"
AMD9990.2 = "TRINITY SCRAPPER MOBILE"
AMD6800.1 = "WIMBLEDON XT"
 
Right off the bat, there are a string of Radeon HD 7000, containing Radeon HD 7300, 7400, 7500, and 7600 Series. For notebooks, HD 7500M and HD 7600M are listed.  Also mentioned are HD 7400A and HD 7600A Series for All-in-one PCs. 
 
In addition, several codenames have been revealed. Most codenames, such as Heathrow, Chelsea, Thames, New Zealand, and Wimbledon (mobile GPUs) and Tahiti, New Zealand and Cape Verde (desktop GPUs) have been revealed before. We have two new codenames leaked with this driver – Summer Palace and Great Wall. Unlike the mobile GPU codenames which are locales in London and desktop GPUs which refer islands; these two codenames refer to monuments in China. New Zealand and Tahiti now contain the prefix "SI" or Southern Islands. 
 
Finally, a host of integrated graphics codenames for Trinity APUs are also confirmed. We know that Trinity will be available in two forms – quad and dual core, over three segments, presumably A8, A6 and A4. Likewise, the GPU in quad-core parts are codenames Devastator, in both mobile and desktop variants. Devastator will be part of A8 while Devastator Lite will be integrated in A6 APUs, with some units disabled, like the Llano A6 APUs. The dual-core Trinity will most likely feature a scaled down GPU, codenamed Scrapper. Devastator and Scrapper fit in well with the Piledriver CPU cores in Trinity, at least linguistically. 
 
Judging by the concrete brandings, which only go up to HD 7600, it appears AMD is following a similar strategy to NVIDIA – releasing mainstream parts before performance/enthusiast GPUs. Moreover, AMD's demonstrations have all been mainstream notebook GPUs. The die AMD recently showed off is also believed to be a mid-sized mainstream GPU. This strategy makes sense for both AMD and NVIDIA as it allows to learn the unfamiliar 28nm process before delving into complicated large die performance GPUs. 
 
The first AMD Radeon HD 7000 GPUs are expected to release in December, while NVIDIA is aiming for Q1 2012
 
The 8.91 driver is available on various tech forums round the internet.