AMD to refresh HD 2400 and 2600 in January
AMD schedules to provide EVT (engineering validation test) samples of the RV635 and RV620 chips in October and will launch in January next year, said the sources. To provide a better product transition between the new and previous chips, AMD also plans to have the new chips use the same PCB design as the previous chips to lower the risk of overstock PCB inventory, noted the sources. RV635 and RV620 will each come in XT and Pro versions. Although the official market names are not yet set, the sources predict the chips are likely to be named Radeon HD 2650 and 2500.