AMD Using Rebranded GPUs for Radeon M400 Mobility Lineup?
A new report has just hit the web which claims that AMD’s upcoming Radeon M400 mobility range will be rebranded, except for high end chips which will feature the next gen Polaris architecture.
According to a report from VideoCardz, AMD will be launching a rebranded lineup for the mobility platforms, followed by a few Polaris-based chips later this year. It seems like everything from the Radeon R5 M430 to the Radeon R9 M470X will be rebranded, with Polaris GPUs integrated only into the Radeon R9 M480/M485 and M490/M495 series.
This isn’t something AMD would be practising for the first time though; the chip maker has previously given a second life to their Radeon 200 series and the Radeon 300 series on both desktop and notebook fronts. Rebranding mobility chips is a way for OEMs to entice buyers with new branding — in this case, the 400 series.
Reportedly, the new Radeon R9 M470X will be a rebranded Radeon R9 M385X, which is based on the old Bonaire XT GPU, and features 896 stream processors, 56 TMUs and 16 ROPs.
The Radeon R7 M460, R7 M440, R5 M445 and R8 M445DX are all be based on the Topaz XT GPU, and will be rebranded Radeon R7 M270DX, R7 M260, R7 M265DX, and R7 M360, respectively. Same is the case with the Sun XT-powered Radeon R5 M430 (rebranded R5 M330) and the new Jet Pro-based Radeon R5 M430 (rebranded R7 M260DX).
You will start seeing the Radeon M400 series lineup in laptops really soon. The Polaris GPUs will however make their debut at Computex 2016, and should appear in notebooks in mid of 2016.