AMD's Chris Cloran, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of the firm's Computing Solutions Group and Client Division, revealed some information about the graphics performance of the upcoming Llano APU. Chloran said the chip is capable of about 500 gigaFLOPS, which is comparable to the raw computing power of the Radeon HD 5570.
He didn’t say much, but he told us all we needed to know. In his small presentation from the 6th annual AMD Technical Forum and Exhibition at Taipei, Chris told the world that Llano’s is capable of about 500 gigaflops. You can check his short speech here.
He also mentions that Llano APU (Accelerated Powering Unit) comes in mid 2011 and that it can play 1080p Video and render 32 gigaflops od pure calculation on five pipes simultaniously even when AMD deliberately hang four CPU cores from helping in the calculation.
A 500 gigaflops is just a tad more than you get today from ATI Radeon HD 5570 at 650MHz, as this graphics card scores 520 GigaFLOPS.