World’s First Mobile Graphics with Microsoft DirectX 11 Gaming Support Launched by AMD

AMD today introduced its lineup of next-generation DirectX 11-capable ATI Mobility Radeon Premium graphics, including ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 graphics, the highest performance graphics for notebooks in the world.
The entire family of DirectX 11-capable graphics consists of ATI
Mobility Radeon HD 5800, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5700, ATI Mobility
Radeon HD 5600 and ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5400 series graphics. This
top-to-bottom family of Direct 11-capable notebook graphics introduces
compelling new features including ATI Eyefinity multi-display
technology, bringing powerful visual gaming and computing innovation to
the notebook PC. Notebooks featuring the new graphics technology are previewed at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in the VISION Experience Center, located in the Grand Lobby  of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“Six months ago AMD claimed the title of undisputed technology leader
in desktop graphics, and now we also offer powerful mobile graphics
processors for notebooks to go with our market leadership in that
segment,” said Rick Bergman, senior vice president and general manager,
Products Group, AMD. “Once again, AMD changes the game both in terms of
performance and experience. AMD innovations now give notebook users
full DirectX 11 support, eye-opening ATI Eyefinity technology, superb
HD multimedia capabilities, and ATI Stream technology designed to help
optimize Windows 7 notebook performance.”

The next-generation family of DirectX 11-capable ATI Mobility Radeon HD
5000 series graphics represents a powerful upgrade for OEMs to existing
and upcoming 2009 AMD Mainstream and 2nd Generation
Ultrathin notebook platforms, as well as next-generation “Danube”
mainstream and “Nile” ultrathin notebook platforms scheduled to launch
in the first half of 2010. These graphics innovations are designed to
let you:

Accelerate your mobile performance:

  • The
    DirectX 11-capable ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5000 series graphics lineup
    is the first and only notebook graphics technology to support DirectCompute 11, allowing users to take full advantage of Windows 7, the first compute-capable operating system.
  • Enjoy
    new features, functionality and improved performance in top media,
    entertainment and productivity applications made possible by ATI Stream
  • ATI
    Mobility Radeon HD 5400 series (and higher) graphics fully support both
    DirectX 11 and OpenCL™, enabling broad application acceleration support
    today and tomorrow.

Maximize your mobile lifestyle

  • ATI
    Eyefinity multi-display technology enables super high resolution
    panoramic computing for notebooks, allowing mobile users to seamlessly
    harness up to six monitors for improved gaming, productivity, and
  • Enjoy
    enhanced multimedia capabilities through Unified Video Decoder 2
    technology, for upscaling beyond 1080p and dual 1080p decoding of
    Blu-ray video and HD streams.
  • Benefit from state-of-the-art home theatre entertainment technologies including HDMI 1.3a Dolby
    TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, and advanced display quality from HDMI
    1.3a Deep Color & x.v.Color for a theater-class entertainment

Dominate your games with DirectX 11:

  • Enjoy
    intense gaming performance, unrivalled visual quality, and an overall
    superior HD gaming experience on HD-capable monitors with DirectX 11 (as compared to DirectX 10.1).
  • Realize
    the ultimate in game compatibility, as the DirectX 11 API was developed
    on AMD graphics hardware and all initial DirectX 11 games were
    developed or continue to be developed on AMD’s DirectX 11-capable
  • More than 20
    DirectX 11 games are currently in development, with gamers already
    enjoying the incredible DirectX 11 experience offered by titles such as
    EA Phenomic’s BattleForge™, GSC Gameworld’s S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat, and Codemasters’ Colin McRae: DiRT 2.
  • The next-generation DirectX 11-capable family of ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5000 series graphics is two generations ahead of DirectX 10.0 support found in competing mobile graphics solutions.

Exceptional Power Efficiency:

  • Benefit
    from four times the performance-per-watt efficiency over the last two
    generations of ATI Mobility Radeon Premium graphics thanks to improved
    processor design and a new 40nm process
  • Experience dramatically lower idle power, saving battery power when the graphics processor isn’t needed
  • Next-generation
    Vari-Bright technology used for optimizing notebook display brightness
    delivers up to 50 percent power savings over the previous generation’s
    software based approach.
  • Platform independent graphics switching technology helps to save power while offering efficient switching options
  • GDDR5 Advanced Memory Support delivers double the memory bandwidth over previous generation AMD discrete graphics

Industry Quotes:

“ASUS has worked closely with AMD for years to ensure that we’re
collaborating to bring the newest and most compelling notebook
technologies to our customers first, and with the DirectX 11-capable
family of ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5000 series graphics and the ASUS G73
and new N series of notebooks, we’re continuing that leadership,” said
P.C. Wang, Corporate Vice President & General Manager, Notebook
Business Unit, System Business Group, ASUS. “Today’s consumers demand more of their notebooks, and to meet those
changing needs, MSI continually strives to offer a wide variety of
notebooks infused with leading technologies,” said Sam Chern, Notebook
Marketing Director, MSI. “Next-generation ATI Mobility Radeon Premium
graphics are a perfect solution, introducing industry first features
such as DirectX 11 gaming support that help us better address the full
range of customers at affordable prices.” Notebooks with DirectX 11-capable ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5000 series
graphics are scheduled to be available in the first half of 2010.

Supporting Resources

  • AMD 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show:
    • For AMD press meetings please contact Sarah Vella at Bite Communications,
    • VISION Experience Center: Grand Lobby (GL-8 and GL-10) of the Las Vegas Convention Center
    • Facebook: AMD 2010 International CES
  • Product Page: Next-generation DirectX 11-capable family of ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5000 graphics
  • Blog: ATI Eyefinity’s Panoramic Future, on the AMD at Home blog
  • Blog: AMD CES 2010: Bringing the ultimate entertainment experience to the Entertainment Capital of the World
  • Twitter: Follow AMD graphics news on Twitter at ATIGraphics


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