Chipset mobile Athlon 64 da ATI
ATi ha ufficialmente presentato una nuova famiglia di chipset per processori AMD Athlon 64, specificamente pensati per l'utilizzo in sistemi notebook. Il nome del mdello è Radeon Xpress 200M, e come il nome chiaramente suggerisce si tratta di un'evoluzione del modello Radeon Xpress 200 presentato lo scorso autunno per sistemi Desktop.
Il nuovo chipset integra sottosistema video basato su architettura Radeon X300, pertanto vanta supporto on board alle API DirectX 9; è fornito di supporto alle periferiche PCI Express, caratteristica ancora poco diffusa per sistemi mobile.
Di seguito è riportato il comunicato stampa ufficiale rilasciato da ATI:
ATI Delivers Industry's First DirectX 9 Chipset for AMD Processor-based Notebook PCs
RADEON® XPRESS(tm) 200M drives a new class of integrated graphics and power management for PCI Express-based AMD mobile platforms
MARKHAM, ON/ Munich, Germany - February 17, 2005 - ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX: ATY, NASDAQ:ATYT), the world leader for notebook PC graphics, today announced the introduction of RADEON® XPRESS(tm) 200M - the industry's first integrated PCI Express DirectX 9 chipset for AMD (NYSE: AMD) processor-based notebook PCs. Designed to support a range of form factors, RADEON XPRESS 200M delivers industry-leading RADEON graphics and POWERPLAY 5.0 power management for a best-in-class mobile user experience. Flexible in design, RADEON XPRESS 200M supports all currently available Mobile AMD Athlon(tm) 64 processors and Mobile AMD Sempron(tm) processors. Due to its power management functionality, RADEON XPRESS 200M is ideally suited for thin and light notebooks powered by forthcoming AMD Turion(tm) 64 mobile technology.
RADEON XPRESS 200M for AMD will be available from such leading OEMs and ODMs as HP, Sharp, Medion, Acer, Targa, Gateway, NEC, Mitac, Arima, MSI, Compal, Quanta and Wistron.
"ATI is now offering a leading edge PCI Express mobile solution with excellent performance, lightning-fast onboard DirectX 9 graphics and innovative power management," said Marty Seyer, vice president and general manager, Microprocessor Business Unit, Computation Products Group, AMD. "Together with the upcoming AMD Turion 64 mobile technology, we're helping highly mobile PC customers embrace thin and light platforms for powerful system performance, broad connectivity and superior multimedia capabilities."
With the introduction of RADEON XPRESS 200M, ATI delivers onboard RADEON X300 class visual performance and features. This visual performance is complimented by POWERPLAY 5.0, an innovation in power management for PCI Express. Through new capabilities such as Dynamic Lane Count Switching (DLCS), power is adjusted on the fly to reduce GPU power consumption by up to 30 per cent.
"ATI has long been a pioneer in integrated chipset technology on notebooks," said Phil Eisler, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Integrated and Mobile Business Unit, ATI Technologies. "Through working closely with AMD on the development of these chipsets we have a compelling platform to harness the performance of present and future generations of mobile AMD processors."
RADEON XPRESS 200M is currently available from Sharp in their Mebius PCXG-70H and Mebius PCXG-50H media center notebook PCs.