Las Vegas - AMD announced the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3000 series, a new family of discrete graphics for high-definition gaming and video in notebook PCs.
The initial offerings include the 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 power of HD through graphics processing designed to satisfy demanding mobile users. Featuring the latest industry-standard technologies, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3000 series is optimized for the forthcoming AMD notebook platform, code-named "Puma," to deliver The Ultimate Visual Experience.
The ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3000 series advances to the next generation of HD gaming and life-like realism thanks to 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 throughputand greater overall system performance as compared to PCI Express 1.1 --ideal for high-performance gamers. Notebook users can play the latestBlu-ray and HD-DVD movies in full-HD 1080p resolution (HD display required)using ATI Avivo(tm) HD Technology which frees the CPU for other tasks.
Witha choice of digital outputs, notebook users can connect to a variety ofdisplays featuring DVI, HDMI, and the first ever next-generation Display Port support on a notebook platform. These new notebook graphics chips provide breakthrough battery efficiency and superb performance-per-watt, delivering exceptional battery life for enthusiast users.
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.
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.