Видеокарта AMD Introduces the ATI Radeon™ HD 4600 серия Видеокарты for the Masses, Delivering Up To Double the Game Производительность of the Competition at the Same Price 1
− HD gaming gets easier with the ATI Radeon™ HD 4600 серия, setting a new standard for mainstream graphics, delivering superior gaming and HD multimedia experiences at low Питание and exceptional prices −
SUNNYVALE, Calif. — 9/10/2008 —AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the ATI RadeonTM HD 4600 серия, mainstream graphics offerings that deliver exceptional gaming and HD multimedia Производительность while consuming less Питание than a standard light bulb.2 Comprising the ATI Radeon™ HD 4670 and the ATI Radeon™ HD 4650 Видеокарты, the ATI Radeon HD 4600 серия leverages the leading technology found in the award-winning ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 серия, including support for the latest DirectX® 10.1 games, superior HD multimedia capabilities and industry leading Производительность-per-watt3, all delivered at affordable prices for the mainstream graphics segment. The combined features and technologies and incredible prices makes the ATI Radeon HD 4600 серия a superb all-around performer, ideal for playing the latest games or driving a high quality home theatre entertainment experience.
The ATI Radeon HD 4670 and ATI Radeon HD 4650 Видеокарты feature AMD’s TeraScale graphics engine, with 320 stream processing cores, and are Основана на AMD’s advanced second generation 55nm process. The result is that even in today’s most demanding games like Crysis, the ATI Radeon HD 4600 серия delivers up to double the Производительность of competing products at the same price.1 Both the ATI Radeon HD 4670 and ATI Radeon HD 4650 deliver substantial gaming horseПитание with minimal Питание draw – the ATI Radeon HD 4670 operating at under 60 watts and the ATI Radeon HD 4650 operating under 50 watts under full load – eliminating the need for additional Питание connectors and making installation a cinch. The ATI Radeon HD 4670 is immediately available with a frame buffer of 512MB GDDR3 Память with an MSRP from USD $79, while a 1GB DDR3-based variant is scheduled to ship later this month. The ATI Radeon HD 4650 features a frame buffer of 512MB GDDR2 Память and is expected to be available later in the month at an MSRP from USD $69.
“Today, AMD is providing mainstream users – one of the largest segments of the market – with superior graphics products and Производительность at previously unheard of prices,” said Rick Bergman, senior vice president and general manager, Graphics Products Group, AMD. “The success of the ATI Radeon™ HD 4000 серия validates that AMD’s shift away from the traditional means of producing large, hot, monolithic graphics chip continues to be a successful strategy AMD continues to execute against its timelines and deliver leading graphics Производительность at every price point.
“Mainstream Видеокарты – those priced under $100 – represent more than two-thirds of all desktop graphics sold today4,” said Dean McCarron, founder and principal, Mercury Research. Providing competitive solutions in this segment is a mandatory requirement to have a strong position in the graphics market.”
“The ATI Radeon HD 4670 proved to be an excellent performer, especially considering its low-Питание operation and affordable price,” said Marco Chiappetta, HotHardware.com. “AMD’s new ATI Radeon HD 4670 handily outperformed the ATI Radeon HD 3650 and GeForce 9500 GT across a broad range of benchmarks and just missed hitting the mark set by more expensive offerings. The ATI Radeon HD 4670 performed very well in our benchmark testing, which included a number of popular 3D applications and SD and HD video playback tests.”
Leading DirectX 10.1 support
Only AMD graphics offer top-to-bottom DirectX 10.1 support and the ATI Radeon HD 4600 серия continues that legacy. Leading game developers are working with AMD to create a new generation of game titles utilizing DirectX® 10.1 to deliver improved features and Производительность for a better game experience. Developers including Electronic Arts’ Phenomic Studio and its forthcoming fantasy online real-time strategy game BattleForge™, and SEGA and its futuristic military real-time strategy game Stormrise™, both exploit DirectX 10.1 for advanced gaming Производительность and visual realism.
“As one of the largest computer system Производители in North America targeting the mainstream gaming space, we are committed to building systems that deliver tremendous value to our customers,” said Eric Cheung, CEO, CyberПитание. “The leading edge technology that AMD is delivering to the mainstream marketplace with the ATI Radeon HD 4600 серия is unsurpassed and we are proud to support AMD’s efforts to bring a high-end gaming experience to the masses.”
“You don’t have to be a professional gamer to appreciate the incredible Производительность delivered by the ATI Radeon HD 4600 серия for under $100,” said Orlando Garcia, president and CEO, Frag Dominant.
Stunning HD viewing experience
The ATI Radeon HD 4600 серия brings high-definition, home theatre quality video features to the mainstream segment. AMD has incorporated its second generation Unified Video Decoder (UVD 2.0) for advanced hardware HD video processing ensuring a smooth HD viewing experience on HD-capable monitors. In addition, it features support for HDMI 7.1 surround sound audio for an immersive big-screen entertainment feel.
Home theater enthusiasts will be captivated by ATI Avivo™ HD technology that delivers sharp images and vibrant color fidelity for Blu-ray™ and HD content. In addition, ATI Avivo™ HD technology delivers dynamic contrast adjustment for a crisp, vibrant picture with incredible quality, the ability for users to upscale DVD content to nearly twice the display resolution of HD content5, as well as take full advantage of Blu-ray functionality with picture-in-picture capabilities for bonus features such as director commentary.
Built with efficiency, scalability and Производительность in mind, the ATI Radeon HD 4600 серия sets a new Производительность-per-watt standard for mainstream graphics products, thanks to the enhanced bandwidth of DDR3, new Питание management capabilities that provide greater Производительность and efficiency, and 55nm technology. The серия features AMD’s second generation ATI ПитаниеPlay™ technology which allows for automatic Питание adjustments Основана на the activity of the graphics processing unit (GPU), resulting in significant Питание savings when the GPU is idle. Moreover, ATI ПитаниеPlay enables advanced clock gating, as well as increased voltage and Память scaling, delivering Производительность on demand with exceptional efficiency.
The ATI Radeon HD 4600 серия is supported by a dozen add-in-board companies offering custom designs of the products. Building high-Производительность versions of the ATI Radeon HD 4600 серия products are ASUS, Club 3D, Diamond Multimedia, Force3D, GECUBE, GIGABYTE, HIS (Hightech Information Systems), Jetway, MSI, Palit Multimedia, POWERCOLOR, SAPPHIRE Technology and VisionTek.
The ATI Radeon HD 4600 серия press kit may be viewed at www.amd.com/newsroom.
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ATI Avivo™ HD is a technology platform that includes a broad set of capabilities offered by certain ATI Radeon™ HD GPUs. Not all products have all features and full enablement of some ATI Avivo™ HD capabilities may require complementary products.