AMD released two new GPUs today for notebooks: the Mobility Radeon HD 3400 and Mobility Radeon HD 3600 series.
“ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3000 series from AMD showcases our technology leadership by delivering customers the most feature-rich family of notebook graphics solutions we’ve ever produced,” said Matt Skynner, vice president of marketing, Graphics Products Group, AMD. “ATI 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. These new mobile graphics give leading notebook manufacturers like ASUS the ability to create solutions with outstanding new features including next-generation quality, yet battery-efficient, visual experiences in notebooks.”
The ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3000 series advances to the next generation of HD gaming and life-like realism thanks to unmatched Microsoft DirectX 10.1 capabilities. 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 designed to enhance the realism and quality of 3D games. New PCI Express 2.0 support enables faster throughput and greater overall system performance as compared to PCI Express 1.1 -- ideal 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. 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.1 These new notebook graphics chips provide breakthrough battery efficiency and superb performance-per-watt, delivering exceptional battery life for enthusiast users.
“The ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3600 series turns graphic power up a notch in the ASUS M50 and the F8 notebook series,” said Alvin Chou, Senior Notebook Product Manager of ASUS. “With the innovative graphics solutions from AMD, ASUS can deliver notebooks to the market that offer visual performance for high-definition movie playback plus HD gaming as well as great battery usage.”
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 to deliver powerfully entertaining power-efficient mobility. AMD plans to introduce “Puma” in the second quarter of 2008.
These GPUs are currently available in notebooks from Asus, products from other manufacturers will follow soon.