Видеокарта AMD Introduces the ATI Radeon™ HD 2000 серия, Delivering The Ultimate Visual Experience™ for Desktop and Mobile Platforms
— Next-generation Видеокарты unleash the Питание of DirectX® 10 for immersive high-definition gaming, and offer exclusive HD multimedia features such as HDMI for high-fidelity audio and video, all at unbelievable prices —
Sunnyvale, Calif. — 5/14/2007 – AMD (NYSE: AMD) today introduced the ATI Radeon HD™ 2000 серия, a top-to-bottom line of ten discrete Графический процессорs (GPUs) for both desktop and mobile platforms. This family of GPUs delivers The Ultimate Visual Experience™ through best-in-class immersive high-definition gaming and high-definition multimedia playback.
“We set out to create a family of products that would revolutionize the graphics market by introducing leading-edge technology at game-changing price points,” said Rick Bergman, senior vice president, AMD Graphics Products Group. “We’ve delivered on this challenge, broadening the enthusiast gaming market so that more people than ever before have access to the phenomenal gaming and multimedia experiences that the ATI Radeon HD 2000 серия introduces.”
Superior Производительность at Every Price
The ATI Radeon HD 2000 серия of products introduces immersive DirectX® 10 gaming enabling the next generation of visual effects at every price point. The line-up boasts many firsts for the graphics industry, including a Питаниеful second-generation Unified Shader Архитектура (USA), a 512 Mbit Шина памяти designed for full Производительность high dynamic range (HDR) rendering, and new Unified Video Decoder (UVD) technology for high-fidelity HD multimedia playback.1 The mid-range and entry-level GPUs are the first graphics products in the industry to use an energy-efficient 65 nm process technology to achieve silent, passive cooling, high Производительность and lower Питание consumption.2 The ATI Radeon HD 2000 серия also builds on AMD’s Windows Vista™ leadership. Having been the first graphics company to introduce a WHQL driver for Windows Vista, ATI Catalyst™ drivers continue to deliver industry-leading game compatibility and an extremely stable user experience in Windows Vista™.
“This new family of GPUs from AMD delivers an immersive gaming experience for the next generation of games and applications for Windows Vista™ and DirectX® 10,” said Kevin Unangst, Global Director Games for Windows, Microsoft Corp. “Cutting-edge DirectX® 10 games combined with the ATI Radeon HD 2000 серия of products are ushering in a new era of gaming on Windows.”
Immersive HD Gaming
The ATI Radeon HD 2000 серия was designed to deliver compelling gameplay experiences never seen before in DirectX 10 games. The ATI Radeon HD 2000 серия brings gamers astounding frame rates at all resolutions, advanced visual effects, and breathtaking realism for what AMD calls immersive HD gaming. The new карты were optimized for dynamic geometry acceleration, complex pixel processing and expanded non-graphical compute capabilities for more advanced characters and animation, more detailed environments, and more realistic real-world physics simulations. For gamers wanting even more horseПитание, The ATI Radeon HD 2000 серия also features native ATI CrossFire™ technology, opening the door for a wide variety of multi-Конфигурация GPUurations and eliminating the need for any master карты.
“ATI Radeon HD 2000 Видеокарты provide us with more than incremental speed increases,” said Gabe Newell, co-founder and president of Valve®. “Through the ATI Radeon HD 2000’s Производительность and unified shader model we are able to create characters in real time that reach beyond anything seen in any game, and rival the characters seen in animated feature films. Gamers will be able to experience these advances later this year when Half Life® 2: Episode Two, Team Fortress® 2 and Portal™ will be made available through Steam to those who purchase a new ATI Radeon™ HD 2900 XT.”
The Ultimate Visual Experience™ for HD Multimedia
In addition to gaming, the ATI Radeon™ HD 2000 серия from AMD delivers the ultimate high-definition multimedia experience on the PC with improved visual fidelity afforded by ATI Avivo™ HD technology. Innovative UVD technology handles HD multimedia with ease, allowing consumers to watch the latest HD DVD and Blu-ray™ discs with incredibly fine image quality and smooth playback, all while consuming less Питание. With the energy efficiency of UVD technology combined with a 65nm process, the ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 2000 серия allows notebook users to view an entire HD DVD or Blu-ray™ disc on a single battery.3
Unique in the industry, the ATI Radeon HD 2000 серия are the only discrete graphics products that offer a new simplified video and sound solution through HDMI, making it easy to switch between watching content on a high definition television and working at a monitor as only a single cable is needed for both video and audio.4
“The ATI Radeon HD family of mobile processors satisfies the market’s demand for both desktop-class processing Производительность and smooth multimedia Производительность on the go,” said Manuel Linnig, Customer Marketing Division, Toshiba Europe GmbH. “With great stability and Производительность in Windows Vista™, tremendous Питание management technology and leading gaming capabilities, these Графический процессорs will be exciting additions to Toshiba’s next-generation PCs.”
ATI Radeon HD 2000 серия Desktop Line-Up
Available immediately, the ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT is expected to be priced at an incredible USD $399 (SEP) including Team Fortress 2, Portal, and Half-Life 2: Episode Two from Valve.5 This price enables more consumers than ever to enjoy the best in discrete graphics.
Rounding out the family are the ATI Radeon™ HD 2600 and ATI Radeon™ HD 2400 серия, bringing feature-rich DirectX 10 gaming and smooth multimedia playback to customers looking for entry-level and mid-range graphics options. The ATI Radeon HD 2600 and ATI Radeon HD 2400 карты is scheduled to ship in late June with pricing to be announced.
Numerous add-in-board partners including Asus, Club3D, Diamond Multimedia, GeCube, Gigabyte, HIS, MSI, Palit, POWERCOLOR, Sapphire and VisionTek will offer ATI Radeon HD 2000 серия Видеокарты. System integrators worldwide, including Falcon Northwest, Maingear, Vadim, and Velocity Micro, will also be supporting the ATI Radeon HD 2000 серия bringing gaming platforms to market.
ATI Mobility™ Radeon HD 2000 серия Mobile Line-Up
For unparalleled graphics Производительность on the go, the ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 2600 серия combines the ultimate DirectX® 10 gaming experiences with the graphics Производительность gamers demand in a high-end mobile system. Thin and light notebooks featuring ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400 серия can multitask with ease using the new Windows Aero™ Интерфейс, run the hottest upcoming DirectX® 10 games or play exciting new HD DVD and Blu-Ray™ discs. Those in the market for a value notebook will enjoy great Производительность in Windows Vista™ and astonishing multimedia using the ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 2300. ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2000 products feature ATI Avivo™ HD technology and UVD to deliver outstanding HD DVD™ and Blu-ray™ disc playback, and ATI ПитаниеPlay™ 7.0 Питание management for long battery life and optimized Производительность-per-watt operation.6
Notebooks from OEM partners including Acer, ASUS, Fujitsu, Fujitsu-Siemens Computers, Gateway, HP, LG, Packard Bell, Samsung, and Toshiba, and ODM whitebook partners including Arima, ASUS, ECS, First International Computer Inc., and MSI, will be available beginning in May.
ATI Radeon™ HD 2000 серия Partner Quotes
“The ATI RadeonTM HD 2000 серия family brings Производительность leading DirectX® 10 graphics to both the enthusiast and casual gamer,” said Ken Chien, AVP, ASUS. “The new family of AMD Видеокарты along with unique features added by ASUS, we are delivering quality, speed and value to our customers.”
With industry advancing image quality that gamers have been anticipating from the launch of the ATI RadeonTM HD 2000 серия, said Albert Wang, business unit manager, ABS. “AMD continues to deliver on the reputation of providing today’s consumers with an incredible and dynamic entertainment experience.”
“At Ajump we remain committed to introducing innovative systems that our enthusiasts demand,” said Patrick Barry, E-Commerce Director, Ajump. “The ATI RadeonTM HD 2000 серия provides leading edge technology that will enable new game play experiences and stunning realism never seen before—it’s what every gamer has been waiting for.”
“At ECS we look to pack all our notebooks with the most Питание and features to deliver a desktop-like experience for the mobile market,” said David Chen, GM of Mobile Product Business Unit, ECS. “The ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 2000 серия makes it easy to deliver on this goal with the best in DirectX® 10 gaming, energy efficient 65 nm processing for longer battery life and incredible multimedia playback through ATI Avivo™ HD and UVD technology.”
“The ATI RadeonTM HD 2000 серия is what gamers have been waiting for,” said Kelt Reeves, president, Falcon Northwest. “With fast, stable drivers in both single card and CrossFire™ modes, enthusiasts will get every ounce of speed out of them in both Windows XP and Windows Vista on day one.”
First International Computers (FIC)
“With more professionals moving to notebook computers, the FIC PTT40 Notebook system with the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2000 серия features all the essentials needed to finish important projects on the go including incredibly stable Производительность on Windows Vista and fluid multitasking with the Windows Aero™ Интерфейс,” said John C. Villejo, senior vice president, sales division, FIC.
Fujitsu Siemens Computers
“The new ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 2000 серия offers efficient use of Питание and speed for multitasking and multimedia our innovative AMILO Pi 2530 notebook”, said Herbert Schönebeck, SVP Business Unit Consumers, Fujitsu Siemens Computers. “With ATI Avivo™ HD technology and the introduction of UVD, our notebook users can take the HDTV experience from the living room to the road.”
“The ATI RadeonTM HD 2000 серия of Графический процессорs is bringing the ultimate in HD entertainment to the PC,” said Larry Yeo, vice president, GeCube. “With near silent cooling, our customers can enjoy amazing HD video and audio on the PC with the amazing visual quality AMD is known for.”
“Together, the ATI RadeonTM HD 2000 серия and MSI are bringing the ultimate HD experience for multimedia and gaming PCs,” said Larry Wu, vice president, MSI. “This combined with industry-leading game compatibility and image quality make the RX2900XT-VT2D512E a must have card for any tech enthusiast.”
“Through a joint effort, AMD and Maingear are delivering a truly immersive DirectX® 10 gaming experience for a wide cross section of gamers,” said Wallace Santos, president, Maingear. “The family of карты as well as the additions by Maingear, bring out the ultimate experience in HD entertainment to the PC.”
“Design is the pillar of our notebook range and Производительность is a key element of our overall design. The new ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 2000 серия features ATI ПитаниеPlay™ 7 technology and 65 nm manufacturing process to keep our customers Питаниеed when travelling, whether for pleasure or when using productivity applications.” said Louis Perrin, Mobile Products Marketing Director, Packard Bell. “In addition, the ATI Radeon graphics core features ATI Avivo™ HD technology providing crystal-clear graphics with enhanced video definition that will satisfy any multimedia aficionado.”
“The ATI RadeonTM HD 2000 серия delivers an immersive DirectX® 10 gaming experience for both the enthusiast gamer and an unmatched visual experience for the casual gamer,” said Michael Kao, marketing director, Palit. “Combined with support for ATI UVD for the mainstream multimedia enthusiast, the new AMD graphics family ensures our customers experience the smoothest video playback and vivid HD content.”
“Targeting the enthusiast with near-silent cooling and second generation unified shader Архитектура, Sapphire and AMD are delivering new levels of visual quality for breathtaking HD content and the ultimate PC gaming experience,” said Adrian Thompson, vice president, marketing, SAPPHIRE Technology.
“With robust hardware offerings including DirectX® 10 and OpenGL acceleration and CrossFire™ support, the new ATI RadeonTM HD 2000 серия is an exciting and welcome addition to our roster of Видеокарты Питаниеed by AMD,” said Ted Chen, CEO, TUL.
“Finally it’s here and brimming with more untapped Питание than anyone had dared to hope. Full of potential,’ said Vadim Chobanu, managing director, Vadim, “We can’t wait to get this Питаниеhouse water-cooled and Производительность tuned! Definitely worth the wait!”
“Velocity Micro is excited to partner with AMD to offer the ATI RadeonTM HD 2000 серия of DirectX® 10 карты, opening a new world of immersive HD gaming to customers at all price points,” said Randy Copeland, president & CEO of Velocity Micro. “This family of Видеокарты delivers superior Производительность and incredible value for an unmatched gaming experience.”
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This press release contains forward-looking statements including but not limited to the Производительность, capabilities, compatibility and connectivity of the ATI Radeon HD 2000 серия and ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2000 серия, including statements relating to gaming Производительность, multimedia capabilities, stability, graphics image quality and enhanced consumer experiences, which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the company’s current expectations. Assumptions applied in making, and potential risks that could cause actual results to differ materially from such forward looking statements include, among others, software and/or hardware-related issues and conflicts, that we may not be able to develop, launch and ramp new products and technologies in the volumes and mix required by the market at mature yields and on a timely basis, and overall system Производительность. We therefore cannot provide any assurance that such forward-looking statements will materialize. We assume no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or any other reason. We urge investors to review in detail the risks and uncertainties in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including but not limited to the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended October 1, 2006.
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1. All ATI Radeon HD 2000 products feature AMD’s second-generation Unified Shader Архитектура (USA). All ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2000 products feature AMD’s second-generation Unified Shader Архитектура, except the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2300. The ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT features a 512 MB Шина памяти designed for full Производительность high dynamic range (HDR) rendering. The ATI Radeon HD 2600 серия, ATI Radeon HD 2400 серия, and all ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2000 серия products include AMD’s new Unified Video Decoder (UVD) technology for high-fidelity HD multimedia playback.
2. The ATI Radeon HD 2600 серия, ATI Radeon HD 2400 серия, and the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2000 серия except the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2300 use an energy-efficient 65 nm process technology. The ATI Radeon HD 2400 серия is capable of being passively cooled.
3. Under certain conditions, the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2000 серия allows the typical notebook user to view and entire standard-length HD DVD or Blu-Ray movie on a single, fully-charged battery. Battery life will vary between notebooks Основана на their configurations and usage scenarios.
4. All prior DirectX 9 and DirectX 10 graphics products that have HDMI capabilities have required an additional sound source to be plugged into the board or externally into the graphics card at the back of the case. Such connectivity is not required when using the ATI Radeon HD 2000 серия.
5. Steam codes for the Valve games are included with the ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT. The games will be available at their launch on Steam. SEP stands for suggested e-tail price.
6. ATI ПитаниеPlay™ 7.0 is not featured on the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2300. The ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2300 supports DirectX® 9 and ATI ПитаниеPlay™ 6.0.
Видеокарта ATI Radeon™ 2400 and ATI Radeon™ 2600 Now Shipping to Board Customers
Sunnyvale, Calif. — 6/11/2007 – AMD (NYSE: AMD) is now shipping ATI Radeon™ HD 2400 and ATI Radeon™ HD 2600 Графический процессорs in volume to its board customers. The ATI Radeon HD 2400 and ATI Radeon HD 2600 deliver feature-rich DirectX® 10 gaming and high definition video for Windows Vista®. Видеокарты Основана на these processors are expected to be available at online retailers within a few weeks from board customers including Asus, Club 3D, Diamond Multimedia, GeCube, Gigabyte, HIS, MSI, Palit, POWERCOLOR, Sapphire and VisionTek.
Both Графический процессорs feature AMD’s innovative UVD (Unified Video Decoder) technology. UVD is a hardware feature that offloads video decoding from the CPU to the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) to significantly lower system Питание consumption. This is particularly important for media center PCs (because lower Питание consumption means quieter cooling solutions) and notebooks (where Питание consumption dictates battery life). UVD is designed to be used in a range of video applications, for example, watching Blu-ray™, HD DVD or standard definition movies.
AMD also wishes to clarify any confusion that may exist regarding the presence of the Unified Video Decoder (UVD) in its ATI Radeon™ HD 2000 серия Графический процессорs. UVD is present in the ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 2300, the ATI Radeon™ HD 2400, and the ATI Radeon™ HD 2600 серия products, but is not present in the ATI Radeon™ HD 2900 серия products as it is not needed due to the usage model of this high end product.
The ATI Radeon™ HD 2400 and ATI Radeon™ HD 2600 карты are designed for use in entry-level and mainstream systems, in which the UVD technology is beneficial for watching high definition movies. In contrast, the ATI Radeon™ HD 2900 XT is a high-end desktop card for gaming enthusiasts, and designed to be used in high-Производительность PCs with the fastest CPUs. In these environments, the CPU can perform software decoding of HD video without being overburdened and UVD technology is not required. The user will get a high-quality video experience (including watching Blu-ray or HD DVD movies) with any ATI Radeon™ HD 2000 серия card.
Features of the ATI Radeon™ HD 2000 серия:
|ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 2300||ATI Radeon™ HD 2400||ATI Radeon™ HD 2600||ATI Radeon™ HD 2900|
|ATI Avivo™ HD||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|HD playback support||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|DirectX® version||DirectX® 9||DirectX® 10||DirectX® 10||DirectX® 10|
|Unified shader Архитектура||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Потоковые процессоры 1||N/A||40||120||320|
|HDMI and HDCP support 2||Optional||Yes||Yes||Yes|
1 The ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 2300 has a fundamentally different Архитектура to which the term “stream processor” is not equivalently applicable.
2 The ATI Radeon™ HD 2400, ATI Radeon™ HD 2600, and ATI Radeon™ HD 2900 have full support for HDMI and HDCP (including HDCP keys) built into the processor itself; availability in consumer products is determined by the specific solution provider (board partner, PC manufacturer or notebook vendor). The ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 2300 can support HDCP and HDMI with additional components. Purchasers of ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 2300 products manufactured by third parties should inquire whether the manufacturer has enabled HDMI and/or HDCP in such product.
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