Sunnyvale, Calif. Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has introduced the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3000 series, a new family of graphics processors for high-definition gaming and video in notebook PCs. The initial offerings consist of the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400 series and ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3600 series. The new graphics processor series is optimized for the upcoming AMD notebook platform, code-named "Puma", to deliver "The Ultimate Visual Experience".
The ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3000 series offers support for Microsoft DirectX 10.1 by enabling a higher level of visual quality through new lighting and rendering techniques designed to enhance the realism and quality of 3D games. It also provides PCI Express 2.0 support, enabling faster throughput and greater overall system performance as compared to PCI Express 1.1, making it suitable for high-performance gamers.
Notebook users can play the latest Blu-ray and HD-DVD movies in full-HD 1080p resolution (HD display required) using ATI Avivo HD Technology which frees the CPU for other tasks. ATI Avivo HD features an enhanced version of AMD's Unified Video Decoder (UVD) offering full hardware acceleration of video decode for smooth playback of full 1080p content from HD DVD and Blu-ray movies and optimum power efficiency for long battery life
With a choice of digital outputs, notebook users can connect to a variety of displays featuring DVI, HDMI and the first next-generation DisplayPort support on a notebook platform. These new notebook graphics chips are said to provide breakthrough battery efficiency and excellent performance-per-watt thanks to ATI PowerPlay Technology that provides an optimal balance between performance and power.
AMD is showcasing the upcoming notebook platform, code named "Puma" at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). AMD plans to introduce "Puma" in the second quarter of 2008. In "Puma," the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3000 series graphics will join AMD Turion Ultra notebook processors and the upcoming AMD RS780 chipset to deliver power-efficient mobility.
Product information: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3600 series and ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400 series
Advanced Micro Devices, 1-408-749-4000, www.amd.com