AMD Llano Integrated Graphics Looks Like HD 6550

Subject: Graphics Cards, Processors | May 2, 2011 - 07:59 PM |
Tagged: llano, fusion, amd

On Valentine’s Day, AMD reached out to us after our relationship with Intel’s Sandy B. broke down. A mug, some chocolate, and a promise of a wonderful date with their good friend Llano was AMD’s hope to help us move on to a more stable relationship. Months have gone by and we have made up with Sandy with many a great SATAday spent together. While Llano has yet to appear, AMD did urge us to keep waiting by revealing some of her measurements and an option for another playful partner.

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Image from Donanim Haber

Llano’s GPU, as reported by Donanim Haber (translated to English), will feature 400 stream processors which will be clocked at 594 MHz. TechPowerUp also reports that it will be DirectX 11 compatible as expected and can pair up with one of AMD’s “Turks” based discrete GPUs: the HD 6570 and HD 6670. This combined GPU will be registered to the system as a Radeon HD6690 using Hybrid CrossFireX.

Just under two weeks ago we reviewed the aforementioned "Turks" based HD 6670 and 6570 with games like Left 4 Dead 2. Alone, those cards were able to play many games with antialiasing for people with monitor resolutions of 1680x1050. Llano will not perform as well as those cards but should be able to play those same games, and others, with just a few settings reduced. That said, Llano is also not a discrete card and thus it is not necessarily fair to compare it with one. Lastly, Llano can also be paired with those cards for further performance benefits making them all the more enticing for gamers not wishing to purchase higher end discrete graphics cards.

Source: Donanimhaber
May 2, 2011 | 08:28 PM - Posted by Tim Verry

This is pretty cool, if it turns out to be true! I'd love to have this in a laptop. Integrating the cpu should allow them to make it smaller/lighter but I'd rather see them make a laptop the same size/weight but with a larger battery. Llano graphics should play source games just fine on a laptop, which would be awesome during boring lectures ;). I'm kidding, sort of :D

May 3, 2011 | 09:59 AM - Posted by terminal addict

Yawn. Nearly three months since AMD's Valentine fun and all they can say is "We're shipping Llano, a processor based on a CPU architecture that has been available for years combined with good integrated graphics, to partners, but you can't actually get one yet." Put up or shut up.

May 3, 2011 | 12:29 PM - Posted by anthony (not verified)

agreed! I am tired of waiting!

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