AMD today introduced the ATI Radeon E4690 Mobile PCI Express module (MXM) for the graphics-intensive embedded systems.
The company anounced the new chip at the
DIGITIMES Tech Forum (DTF) 2010, held in Taiwan.
The industry-standard MXM 3.0 specification for graphics subsystems calls for reduced power, improved cooling capability and a lower z-height. AMD claims that the new ATI Radeon E4690 MXM features more than triple the 3D graphics performance of previously available solutions with low CPU utilization and high picture quality. With its parallel, programmable architecture, the ATI Radeon E4690 MXM is designed for compute intensive, embedded applications such as digital signage, image recognition, signal processing and surveillance, arcade and casino games, medical imaging, and more.
Working in collaboration with ALT Software, a supplier of 2D and 3D graphics, AMD is offering its customers an alternative to custom programming by developing a standards-based parallel processing API, helping them to improve performance in embedded computing systems by leveraging the power of the graphics processor (GPU). For example, the GPU has become a standard hardware component in many aerospace and defense systems, making it an ideal parallel processing solution.
The ATI Radeon E4690 MXM features 512MB of on-board GDDR3 memory, 320 shader processors, a set of display output options and adjustable system clocks for exacting power and performance requirements.
Supporting both Microsoft DirectX 10.1 and AMD's Unified Video Decoder 2 (UVD 2), the ATI Radeon E4690 MXM provides outstanding graphics support coupled with high quality video playback performance. Incorporating ATI PowerPlay intelligent power management technology, the ATI Radeon E4690 MXM is also designed to optimize power consumption.
Outputs include dual independent display controllers, integrated DisplayPort, integrated single & dual-link LVDS, integrated single & dual-link DVI /TMDS/HDMI and analogue outputs.
Supported by ATI Stream technology, the ATI Radeon E4690 MXM can replace numerous system hardware components (e.g. FPGAs, DSPs etc.), helping to reduce overall system power, size, and cost.