Radeon 6000 series

Discussion in 'iMac' started by aussie_geek, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. aussie_geek macrumors 65816

    aussie_geek

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    Any info on when Apple will introduce the 6000 series into iMacs - if they ever will ??

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  2. TMRaven macrumors 68020

    TMRaven

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    No one knows. However the roadmap for the mobility 6k series looks promising-- it even shows blackcomb as having 256bit bus+ gddr5 ram. That would be a real good option for iMac, effectively doubling memory bandwidth from 64gb/s to 120+, providing a huge increase in performance. It all depends if apple's gonna spring for that tho.

    Mobility 5k series was shafted, because AMD never based the high end mobility 5k series on their cypress chip-- only juniper.
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Blackcomb will be based on Barts which is based on Juniper. Sure Barts is light years ahead of Juniper in terms of performance but the TDP is also higher, 127W for 6850 while 5770 has 108W.
     

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