AMD punts out two new mobile GPUs

AMD has announced two new flavours of mobile processor, the Radeon HD 6500M Series and Radeon HD 6300M Series.

The Radeon HD 6500M Series is aimed at gaming or 'media' laptops. Its GPU is clocked at between 500MHz and 650MHz, with memory (GDDR5 or DDR3) ticking over at 900MHz.

AMD said the DirectX 11 6500M is based on the TeraScale 2 Unified Processing architecture, which includes 400 stream processing units, 20 texture units, 32 Z/Stencil ROP nits, and eight colour ROP units support.

The cut-down Radeon HD 6300M Series sports only 80 stream processing units, eight texture units, 16 Z/Stencil ROP units, and four colour ROP units. The 6300M also only has a DDR3 memory interface, with memory clocked at between 800MHz and 900MHz. The processor clock speed is pegged between 500MHz and 750MHz.

Both chip implementations support DirectX 11, OpenGL 4.1, OpenCL 1.1, EyeSpeed, and AMD HD3D. Both naturally feature AMD's Eyefinity multi-display technology, with the 6500M able to support up to six simultaneous displays while the 6300M can support a measly four.

AMD hasn't priced up the parts or said when they'll be shipping in volume yet.