AMDs next-generation DirectX 10 graphics products, including benchmarks and specifications, have been rumoured, slandered and discussed for quite some time now. The cards are still not out, but more details about them should stall enthusiasts for a bit longer, right? The next generation ATI Radeon HD 2000-series consists of the HD2900, HD2600 and HD2400-series.
The ATI Radeon HD 2600, based on the RV630 core, features 120 stream processing units with three SIMDs and two texture units. There will be two ATI Radeon HD 2600 GPUs: a Pro and XT model with different clock speeds and memory requirements. AMD and add-in board partners will offer a variety of ATI Radeon HD 2600-based graphics cards including variations with GDDR4, GDDR3 and DDR2 memory in 512MB or 256MB configurations with or without video input and output capabilities.
The ATI Radeon HD 2400 features 40 stream processors joined by two SIMDs and one texture unit. AMD plans to offer the ATI Radeon HD 2400 in Pro and LE models with varying configurations as well as 256MB or 128MB of video memory. Add-in board manufacturers are free to set the output configuration, including VGA, dual-link DVI, video input/output, HDMI and DMS-59 outputs on ATI Radeon HD 2400-based graphics cards.