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GPU delivers DirectX 11 for notebook gaming

Posted: 26 Jan 2010 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:graphics processor? DirectX11? GPU? notebook?

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. rolls its lineup of next-generation DirectX 11-capable ATI Mobility Radeon Premium graphics processors. This includes the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 GPU, claimed to be the highest performance GPU for notebooks in the world. The others are the 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.

"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," said Rick Bergman, senior VP and general manager, products group, AMD.

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 second generation ultrathin notebook platforms, as well as next-generation "Danube" mainstream and "Nile" ultrathin notebook platforms scheduled to launch in 1H 10.

These graphics innovations are designed to accelerate 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 OS. They let users enjoy new features, functionality and improved performance in top media, entertainment and productivity applications made possible by ATI Stream technology. Also, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5400 series (and higher) graphics fully support both DirectX 11 and OpenCL, enabling broad application acceleration support today and tomorrow.

Mobile lifestyle perks
The innovations 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 entertainment. The enable enhanced multimedia capabilities through Unified Video Decoder 2 technology, for upscaling beyond 1,080p and dual 1,080p decoding of Blu-ray video and HD streams. Users benefit from home theater 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.

In addition, DirectX 11 let users enjoy intense gaming performance, unrivaled visual quality, and an overall superior HD gaming experience on HD-capable monitors with DirectX 11 (as compared to DirectX 10.1). Gamers can 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 hardware. There are more than 20 DirectX 11 games 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.

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