Con il comunicato stampa di seguito allegato, AMD ha introdotto la linea di soluzioni grafiche
siglata ATI Mobility Radeon Premium, con la quale il chip maker statunitense rafforza e aggiorna la sua offerta in ambito mobile, proponendo una
intera gamma di nuova generazione compatibile in esclusiva con le API DirectX 11 di Microsoft e Windows 7.
Più in dettaglio, le nuove gpu sono strutturate nelle famiglie ATI Mobility Radeon HD
5800 (consumer high-end), ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5700 (consumer performance), ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5600
(consumer mainstream) e ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5400 (consumer entry-level): il ruolo di
prodotto flag-ship è recitato dalla ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870, che è al momento il processore grafico più veloce al
mondo in ambito mobile.
Sono supportate dal nuovo hardware, peraltro configurabile in abbinamento alla memoria centrale di tipo G-DDR5, tutte le tecnologie già note in ambito desktop, come ATI Eyefinity per la gestione in multi-display (fino a sei monitor, ndr), Unified Video Decoder 2, OpenCL, DirectCompute
11 e ATI Stream; il produttore inoltre sottolinea che la sua next generation di gpu mobile presenta un rapporto prestazioni su consumo di potenza superiore di quattro volte a quello garantito dalla precedente generazione.
I primi notebook equipaggiati con una gpu ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5000 saranno commercializzati nel corso del primo trimestre dell'anno corrente. ASUS, con G73 and la serie N, e MSI sono i produttori di portatili
con ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5000 citati dalla stessa AMD.
ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series ASIC
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ATI Mobilty Radeon HD 5800 Series MXM
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LAS VEGAS - Jan 07, 2010 AMD (NYSE: AMD) today introduced its lineup of next-generation DirectX 11-capable ATI Mobility Radeon Premium graphics, including ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 graphics, the highest performance graphics for notebooks in the world. The entire family of DirectX 11-capable graphics consists of ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5800, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5700, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5600 and ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5400 series graphics. This top-to-bottom family of Direct 11-capable notebook graphics introduces compelling new features including ATI Eyefinity multi-display technology, bringing powerful visual gaming and computing innovation to the notebook PC. Notebooks featuring the new graphics technology are previewed at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in the VISION Experience Center, located in the Grand Lobby (GL-8 and GL-10) of the Las Vegas Convention Center. .
"Six months ago AMD claimed the title of undisputed technology leader in
desktop graphics, and now we also offer powerful mobile graphics
processors for notebooks to go with our market leadership in that
segment," said Rick Bergman, senior vice president and general manager,
Products Group, AMD. "Once again, AMD changes the game both in terms of
performance and experience. AMD innovations now give notebook users full
DirectX 11 support, eye-opening ATI Eyefinity technology, superb HD
multimedia capabilities, and ATI Stream technology designed to help
optimize Windows 7 notebook performance."
The next-generation family of DirectX 11-capable ATI Mobility Radeon HD
5000 series graphics represents a powerful upgrade for OEMs to existing
and upcoming 2009 AMD Mainstream and 2nd Generation Ultrathin
notebook platforms, as well as next-generation "Danube" mainstream and
"Nile" ultrathin notebook platforms scheduled to launch in the first
half of 2010. These graphics innovations are designed to let you:
Accelerate your mobile performance:
The DirectX 11-capable ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5000 series graphics
lineup is the first and only notebook graphics technology to support DirectCompute
11, allowing users to take full advantage of Windows 7, the first
compute-capable operating system.2
Enjoy new features, functionality and improved performance in top
media, entertainment and productivity applications made possible by
ATI Stream technology.3
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5400 series (and higher) graphics fully support
both DirectX 11 and OpenCL, enabling broad application acceleration
support today and tomorrow.
Maximize your mobile lifestyle
ATI Eyefinity multi-display technology enables super high resolution
panoramic computing for notebooks, allowing mobile users to seamlessly
harness up to six monitors for improved gaming, productivity, and
Enjoy enhanced multimedia capabilities through Unified Video Decoder 2
technology, for upscaling beyond 1080p and dual 1080p decoding of
Blu-ray video and HD streams.5
Benefit from state-of-the-art home theatre entertainment technologies
including HDMI 1.3a Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio,
and advanced display quality from HDMI 1.3a Deep Color & x.v.Color for
a theater-class entertainment experience.6
Dominate your games with DirectX 11:
Enjoy intense gaming performance, unrivalled visual quality, and an
overall superior HD gaming experience on HD-capable monitors with DirectX
11 (as compared to DirectX 10.1).
Realize the ultimate in game compatibility, as the DirectX 11 API was
developed on AMD graphics hardware and all initial DirectX 11 games
were developed or continue to be developed on AMD’s DirectX 11-capable
More than 20 DirectX 11 games are currently in development, with
gamers already enjoying the incredible DirectX 11 experience offered
by titles such as EA Phenomic’s BattleForge,
GSC Gameworld’s S.T.A.L.K.E.R.:
Call of Pripyat, and Codemasters’ Colin
McRae: DiRT 2.
The next-generation DirectX 11-capable family of ATI Mobility Radeon
HD 5000 series graphics is two generations ahead of DirectX
10.0 support found in competing mobile graphics solutions.
Exceptional Power Efficiency:
Benefit from four times the performance-per-watt efficiency over the
last two generations of ATI Mobility Radeon Premium graphics thanks to
improved processor design and a new 40nm process7
Experience dramatically lower idle power, saving battery power when
the graphics processor isn’t needed
Next-generation Vari-Bright technology used for optimizing notebook
display brightness delivers up to 50 percent power savings over the
previous generation’s software based approach 7
Platform independent graphics switching technology helps to save power
while offering efficient switching options8
GDDR5 Advanced Memory Support delivers double the memory bandwidth
over previous generation AMD discrete graphics9
"ASUS has worked closely with AMD for years to ensure that we’re
collaborating to bring the newest and most compelling notebook
technologies to our customers first, and with the DirectX 11-capable
family of ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5000 series graphics and the ASUS G73
and new N series of notebooks, we’re continuing that leadership," said
P.C. Wang, Corporate Vice President & General Manager, Notebook Business
Unit, System Business Group, ASUS.
"Today’s consumers demand more of their notebooks, and to meet those
changing needs, MSI continually strives to offer a wide variety of
notebooks infused with leading technologies," said Sam Chern, Notebook
Marketing Director, MSI. "Next-generation ATI Mobility Radeon Premium
graphics are a perfect solution, introducing industry first features
such as DirectX 11 gaming support that help us better address the full
range of customers at affordable prices."
Notebooks with DirectX 11-capable ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5000 series
graphics are scheduled to be available in the first half of 2010.
Source: AMD Press Release