AMD officially announced today the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3000 series, a new family of graphics for high-definition gaming and video in notebook PCs.
The initial offerings consist
of ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400 series and ATI Mobility
Radeon HD 3600 series. ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3000
series allows notebook users to experience the full
power of HD through graphics processing. Featuring the latest technologies, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3000 series is optimized for the forthcoming AMD notebook platform,
Mobility Radeon HD 3000 series delivers the absolute
latest industry-standard technology breakthroughs for
notebooks with Microsoft DirectX 10.1 and PCI Express
2.0 support. AMD is also the first company to offer
integrated DisplayPort connectivity," said Matt Skynner, vice president of marketing, Graphics Products Group, AMD.
The ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3000 series offers support
for DirectX 10.1 by enabling a higher level of visual
quality through new lighting and rendering techniques.
New PCI Express 2.0 support enables faster throughput
and greater overall system performance as compared to
PCI Express 1.1.
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. With a choice of digital outputs, notebook
users can connect to a variety of displays featuring
DVI, HDMI and the first ever next-generation
DisplayPort support on a notebook platform.
At this year?s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las
Vegas, AMD showcased the upcoming notebook platform,
codenamed "Puma." In "Puma," the ATI Mobility Radeon HD
3000 series graphics will join AMD Turion Ultra
notebook processors and the forthcoming AMD RS780
chipset. AMD plans to introduce ?Puma?
in the second quarter of 2008.
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400 series and ATI Mobility
Radeon HD 3600 series are currently shipping in
notebooks from ASUS. Additional products in the ATI
Mobility Radeon HD 3000 series are scheduled for
availability from notebook manufacturers in the first
half of 2008.