So, do we know anything about RV670 yet?

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  1. Silent_Buddha

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    Interesting anyone happen to ave numbers handy for how much power performance oriented GPUs generally consume?

    I'm wondering what ATI would have to clock Rv670 at in order to meet the demands of a mobile/desktop replacement "notebook." Or have the developed a mobile part in parallel with the Rv670?

    I'm doubting the second part. As Rv670 has a lot of features that were traditionally only found in mobile parts. If AMD was able to design Rv670 in such a way that it can just be droped into a mobile computing solution that could be a huge win for them, just in terms of R&D not to mention chip fabrication. Assuming, of course, they can ramp up supply to meed demand.

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    In my opinion, the core logic of RV670 would be ready for the mobile part. However, there was someone here explained that the mobile part will be announced only if the laptop OEM part was announced.

    In term of functional and phsical features, the RV670 would already be a mobile part but it may need a few twice (lower speed of core and memory) in order to put the TDP envelope within the mobile spec.

    Yes, we can also see that the G92 core for mobile 8800GTX also needs to reduce the core frequency down below 500Hz to stay within the TDP.

    The package type of these GPU would be MXM-III that would allow someone with the same MXM slot type to be able to upgrade their laptop in the future too (hopefully, if their PSU is OK for the taks). More information on upgrading the MXM can be found on http://www.mxm-upgrade.com.

    I am now thinking about to upgrade my laptop again to obtain a new laptop with the MXM-slot ready for the HD 38xx mxm-part or not :twisted:

    However, the last upgrade of my laptop to obtain the core 2 cpu was only last year :oops: It seems a lot of money to throw away if I need to tread my laptop on the ebay in order to get a new one :cry:.

    Edit: Just found the rumour news posted at Xbit here ...
    ATI Readies New High-Performance Mobile Graphics Processor – Rumours.
    and a part of rumour spec written there...
     
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  3. BrynS

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    Given RV670's dynamic power utilisation and small die size, the mobile variant should potentially equal or exceed G71's popularity in the mobile gaming market and help AMD claw back market share in a traditionally strong area until a few years ago.

    If AMD can provide full 320 SP variants (at reduced clockspeeds) as the top mobile offering they should offer very competitive -- if not leading performance -- against mobile G92s with only 64 or 96 stream processors enabled.
     
  4. Pressure

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    The problem will not be if it fits in your notebook but if you even can find an MXM module with the Mobility HD 3800 chip.
     
  5. ShaidarHaran

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    From satein's post the popular mxm-upgrade site lists the MR X1900 in an MXM-III package. I think you can count on a similar offering for the MR HD 3870.
     
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    I would be very interested in seeing a HD3850 512MB mobile variant, perhaps with a TDP adequate enough to fight the 8700M GT on a relatively cheaper -and with a potentially higher volume- segment of the gaming notebook market. ;)
     
  7. Pressure

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    Sure but what I am saying is that you will be hard pressed to actually find one to buy.
     
  8. ShaidarHaran

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    I think you misunderstand. mxm-upgrade offers the MR X1900 for sale. It is currently listed as being in-stock.
     
  9. Pressure

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    Indeed-y :)
     
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