AMD has announced the availability of its next-generation notebook platform, delivering high-definition (HD) visual performance and increased energy efficiency.
The platform features new AMD Turion X2 Ultra Dual-Core Mobile Processors with ATI Radeon HD 3000 Series Graphics, with wireless for greater throughput and range.
New notebook designs based on the platform have been launched from OEMs including Acer, Asus, Clevo, Fujitsu, Fujitsu Siemens Computers, HP, MSI, NEC and Toshiba.
This next-generation AMD notebook platform also serves as the foundation for new AMD Business Class, AMD GAME! and AMD LIVE! notebook solutions.
“AMD is positioned to deliver balanced platform solutions that tightly couple computing and graphics capabilities for a visually rich user experience,” says Dirk Meyer, president and chief operating officer at AMD. “Our next-generation AMD notebook platform contains a host of interrelated innovations that together deliver enhanced business productivity and the ultimate in HD visual performance on the go.”
Consumers are now using their notebooks for more than just productivity, but also entertainment, such as manipulating photos, watching videos and listening to music. Likewise, businesses are adopting Microsoft Windows Vista as well as applications that are more graphically intensive. Therefore, a notebook with robust graphics and video capabilities is essential to unlock the best possible experience.
As a part of the new platform, AMD also announced a new notebook processor and chipset. The AMD Turion X2 Ultra Dual-Core Mobile processor includes enhancements such as AMD Independent Dynamic Core Technology, a new mobile-optimised memory controller, and power-optimised HyperTransport 3.0.
The new mobile AMD 7-series chipset, AMD M780G and AMD SB700, features integrated ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics and delivers support for Microsoft DirectX 10. The integrated graphics deliver up to three times the 3D graphics performance of comparable competitor graphics and offer ATI Avivo HD Technology for smooth video playback in high-definition format.
Complementing the video capabilities to deliver a rich visual experience, the platform also offers the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3000 series discrete graphics, including the previously announced ATI Mobility Radeon 3400 and 3600 Series, and the new ATI Mobility Radeon 3800 Series.
The 3800 Series delivers a high level of graphics performance in the ATI Mobility Radeon HD family, with support for PCI Express 2.0, the only graphics processor with DirectX 10.1, integrated digital output support for HDMI, DVI and Display Port, and multi-monitor functionality with native support for up to four monitors for mainstream notebooks.