In an effort to be prepared for Nvidia’s GeForce GT 640 approaching launch, AMD has decided to officially design and announce a faster version of the company’s Radeon 7750 video card.
The new version will have exactly the same configuration as the “old” Radeon HD 7750, but the “Cape Verde” GPU will be clocked at a high 900 MHz. The card will reportedly join the rest of AMD’s GCN lineup without receiving a different or special name scheme. It will simply be called AMD Radeon HD 7750. Initially, AMD’s Radeon 7750 was designed to perfectly fit the 75 watt power consumption envelope and the GPU has, up until now, been clocked at 800 MHz.
Now the company has just relaxed the card’s power constraints and we have the 900 MHz version. The two versions of the cards will unfortunately coexist. This is likely because AMD needs one version to counter attack Nvidia’s GeForce GT 640 launch and another that will keep boosting the low power consumption so that it will better fit the power constraints of different OEMs. Pricing will also remain unchanged.