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AMD releases OEM Radeon HD 7670

AMD has quietly announced the second desktop product in its Radeon HD 7000 range – HD 7670 for OEMs. There's nothing new about the 7670 OEM however – it is simply a rebranded HD 6670. 

AMD has quietly announced the second desktop product in its Radeon HD 7000 range – HD 7670 for OEMs. There's nothing new about the 7670 OEM however – it is simply a rebranded HD 6670. 

The specifications and performance are identical to HD 6670. Both are based on Turks XT, featuring 480 VLIW-5 SP, 24 TMU and 8 ROPs running at 800 MHz. Upto 1GB GDDR5 at 4 GHz is mated to a 128-bit interface. HD 6670 held the distinction of being the fastest graphics card not requiring an addition PCIe connector (i.e. it draws all its power from the PCIe slot) which is what made it popular with OEMs. The HD 7670 powers HP's upcoming Phoenix products and is likely to show up in a few OEM desktops around CES 2012 time. 

Of course this rebrand was expected considering previous reports and HD 7000M announcements. In addition OEM versions of HD 7500, 7400 and 7300 are all expected to be rebrands, while HD 7700 up will feature GCN 28nm GPUs. Of course, the gap between HD 7600 and HD 7700 will be disproportionate, and might create a gap in AMD's Radeon HD 7000 line-up. Judging by NVIDIA's strategy wih GeForce 600M it is likely NVIDIA will also follow a similar strategy – rebrands for entry-level to mainstream GeForce 600M products. 

For now, the HD 7670 remains an OEM only product. However, it may eventually make it to the retail market – as HD 6700 did. 

Source: Anandtech

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