ASUS will be the first to market with the Mobility Radeon X1700 graphics processor, with its newly launched high-performance notebooks, including the Mobile TV, Mobility, Multimedia and Entertainment notebook series.
The Mobility Radeon X1K family optimizes performance for the mobile world, providing advanced functionality for running graphics-intensive business applications, high-definition multimedia content and digital entertainment. Features include:
Longer Battery Life - Long flights and marathon offsite meetings just got more productive. The Mobility Radeon X1K family balances productivity with strong performance. Built to include ATI's Powerplay6.0 power management technology, the Mobility Radeon X1K family of graphics processors automatically adjusts the balance between performance and power consumption based on the workload. Through a combination of hardware and software, Powerplay optimizes the clock speed and voltage of the Mobility Radeon graphics core depending on the user's requirements.
Experience High-Definition Content Like Never Before - High-definition content is fast becoming the new reality for digital entertainment. The Mobility Radeon X1K family is ideal for media-intensive tasks such as digital content viewing, editing and creation. Advanced video processing and acceleration makes HD DVD playback smooth, and the powerful graphics core easily handles the latest 3D games. ATI's Mobility Radeon X1K family also includes Avivo™ video and display technology and HD-DVD/H.264 and Blu-ray video playback to deliver crisp graphics, smooth video and dazzling color fidelity through the notebook LCD display.
Ready for Windows Vista - With Microsoft Windows Vista on its way, the Mobility Radeon X1K family delivers the premium Vista experience, including the sophisticated Windows Aero™ user interface, Windows Flip 3D and flawless high-definition content playback. Not only does this ensure that notebook manufacturers and users get the most from their mobile computing investments, but it also allows users to take advantage of the best that Windows Vista has to offer.
"With the Mobility Radeon X1K family, ATI continues its commitment to offering mobile users unrivaled dedicated graphics performance without sacrificing long battery life," said Phil Eisler, senior vice president and general manager, Integrated and Mobile Business Unit, ATI Technologies, Inc. "As we enter the era of high-definition content, ATI is at the forefront; driving innovation that allows notebook manufacturers and consumers to realize the true potential of HD."