ATI, graphics products group of Advanced Micro Devices, has started to list several yet-unannounced products on its web-site. The new chips are believed to be manufactured using 40nm process technology and are projected to help the company to win market share in its ever-lasting battle with Nvidia Corp. Besides, AMD has validated its future AMD 890 core-logic with PCI SIG.
AMD recently listed its code-named ATI RV740 graphics processing unit for desktops as well as M93 and M97 graphics chips for mobile computers at its web-site as supported by ATI Catalyst drivers. All three chips are the first GPUs produced using 40nm process technology at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company and, based on the fact that they are already supported by drivers, are completely functional and ready to ship.
40nm process technology allows making graphics processors more complex and energy efficient without price increases, which is very important when it comes to entry-level or mobile graphics sub-systems.
Technical specifications of the ATI RV740, M93 and M97 graphics processors are unknown at present.
Separately, AMD has quietly validated its next-generation AMD 890 (RD890) core-logic set with PCI SIG, which also means that the product is about to be introduced to the market.
AMD did not comment on the news-story.