Moving away from the HD 2000 series, AMD have today launched an entry level to mid-range graphics card lineup into their existing HD 3000 series of graphics cards.
These new cards comprise the 55nm RV620 based Radeon HD 3450 and 3470 models as well as the RV635 based HD 3650. As many of you aware, AMD will further compliment their HD 3000 series of graphics cards next week when the dual-GPU HD 3870 X2 finally makes its debut as the new top dog.
With the NDA lifted on these new budget oriented offerings, there's a bit of coverage now floating around on the web with details and benchmark numbers; i'll be sure to update the below listing as more previews come to light :-
AMD's official announcement of the new cards can be located here folks.
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- January 23, 2008 -- AMD today announced the introduction and availability of the ATI Radeon™ HD 3400 and ATI Radeon™ HD 3600 series, the leading-edge entry-level and mainstream graphics processors (GPU) in the ATI Radeon™ HD 3000 series. Ranging in price from USD $49-$65 suggested e-tail pricing (SEP) for the ATI Radeon HD 3400 series and USD $79-$99 SEP for the ATI Radeon HD 3600 seriesi , the new graphics solutions deliver unmatched value to the consumer. Both series continue to advance AMD's leadership by delivering display connectivity through DisplayPort™ integrated into the GPUii, allowing AMD to exceed current manufacturing expectations in the industry. As part of the first family of graphics cards built using 55nm process technologyiii, both series provide exceptional performance-per-watt for a quiet and power-efficient experience at unbelievable price points.