ATI rebrands 11 Radeon HD 3000 cards to 4000 series

Posted on Friday, Feb 06 2009 @ 01:05 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
FUD Zilla spotted in the Catalyst 9.1 driver files that ATI has 11 "new" graphics cards, which are basically rebadged Radeon HD 3000 series cards. The new cards are named Radeon HD 4230, HD 4250, HD 4570, HD 4580, HD 4730 and finally HD 4750.
"ATI Radeon HD 4230" = ati2mtag_RV610, PCIVEN_1002& DEV_95C5
"ATI Radeon HD 4230 " = ati2mtag_RV610, PCIVEN_1002& DEV_95C5
"ATI Radeon HD 4250" = ati2mtag_RV610, PCIVEN_1002& DEV_95C5
"ATI Radeon HD 4250 " = ati2mtag_RV610, PCIVEN_1002& DEV_95C5
"ATI Radeon HD 4250 " = ati2mtag_RV610, PCIVEN_1002& DEV_95C0
"ATI Radeon HD 4570 " = ati2mtag_RV630, PCIVEN_1002& DEV_9598
"ATI Radeon HD 4580" = ati2mtag_RV630, PCIVEN_1002& DEV_9598
"ATI Radeon HD 4730 " = ati2mtag_RV630, PCIVEN_1002& DEV_9505
"ATI Radeon HD 4730 " = ati2mtag_RV630, PCIVEN_1002& DEV_9505
"ATI Radeon HD 4750" = ati2mtag_RV630, PCIVEN_1002& DEV_9505
"ATI Radeon HD 4750 " = ati2mtag_RV630, PCIVEN_1002& DEV_9505

This clearly proves that the HD 42x0 generation is based on RV61x core that is behind HD 3400 brand, the new HD45x0 is based on RV63x core or HD 3600 generation and the new 47x0 brand is as well based on RV63x brand. These are not RV610 and RV630 cores, they are 55nm RV615 and RV635 brands and we got that by comparing the DEV IDs of 2400 series branded RV610 and the new one. At RV615 the DEV_95C5 is part of the name, while the 2400 series has DEV_94 in the name.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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