AMD quietly releases All-In-One chips

AMD has “quietly” launched its DirectX 11-compatible AMD Radeon HD 6000A series of GPUs designed for All-In-One (AIO) desktops.

According to X-Bit Labs the new series includes the 800 MHz AMD Radeon HD 6670A, the 800 MHz 6650A, the 650 MHz 6550A and the 625 to 750 MHz 6450A.

AMD’s product page said that the Radeon HD 6000A Series cards “allows you to experience immersive entertainment”, which we guess it means that it is designed to work in the bath.

Apparently it gives you the power you need while being energy efficient and gets you the performance you expect with the ability to accelerate the latest games and applications.

For those who came in late, the 6670A, 6650A and 6550A models are based on the “Turks” GPU. They sport 480 stream processors, 24 texture units and 8/32 color/z render operating units. The 6450A modeuses  the “Caicos” GPU and has 160 stream processors, eight texture units and 4/16 color/z render operating units. In otherwords they are similar in power to the to desktop cards.

AMD spokesman Dave Erskine was quoted as saying that ASICs are defined and qualified differently. If there is an A or M at the end of the series number it is either an All-in-One (A) or mobile (M).

OEMs will know that a part designated as AMD Radeon HD 6000A has been tested and specified for the unique needs of All-in-One designs, including thermals, power requirements, and feature support, he said.

We have already seen Lenovo’s ThinkCentre Edge 91z shipping with an optional AMD Radeon HD 6650A GPU in May. At the time it was marketed as one of the thinnest AIOs, measuring just 2.5 inches and it came with Intel i7 Quad Core processors (depending on your budget), a 21.5-inch glossy HD screen, up to 8GB of DDR3 memory, and a choice of a 80GB SSD or a 1TB HDD.