Feeds

AMD DisplayPort graphics card spied on web

Would-be HDMI killer arrives

The Essential Guide to IT Transformation

AMD's anticipated DisplayPort-supporting graphics chip, 'RV635', has appeared on the web on a card that sports said next-gen digital monitor connector, along with HDMI and DVI portage.

The card was obtained and snapped by HotHardware.com, which describes it as an RV635 XT. As we've noted before, AMD's decision to drop such suffixes as 'XT' and 'Pro' from the recently released ATI Radeon HD 3800 series suggests the RV635-based line won't use them either.

AMD ATI Radeon HD 3600 portage

AMD's RV635 XT: DisplayPort, HDMI and DVI ports present
Image courtesy HotHardware.com

RV635 is expected to debut early next year as the Radeon HD 3600 series. It'll be accompanied by the Radeon HD 3400 line, based on the 'RV620' GPU.

Both families will support DirectX 10.1 and Shader Model 4.1, due to debut early next year with the long-awaited first Service Pack for Windows Vista.

The latest report doesn't include speeds, but the RV635 XT has been said in the past to be clocked at 800MHz. An RV635 Pro is expected to, clocked at 600MHz. Both GPUs will connect to memory across a 128-bit bus, but while the Pro will appear on cards containing at least 512MB of GDDR 2 memory, XT-based cards will have 256MB of GDDR 3. As yet, memory clock speeds are not known.

Related Feature
Any port in a storm: the display tech battle

Boost IT visibility and business value

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.