AMD Unveils World's First Mobile Graphics with Microsoft® DirectX® 11 Gaming Support for Notebook Computers

ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) HD 5870 graphics processor breaks the teraFLOPS barrier to become World's Fastest Mobile Graphics1

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AMD (NYSE: AMD) today introduced its lineup of nextgeneration DirectX 11capable ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) Premium graphics, including ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) HD 5870 graphics, the highest performance graphics for notebooks in the world.(1) The entire family of DirectX 11capable graphics consists of ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) HD 5800, ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) HD 5700, ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) HD 5600 and ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) HD 5400 series graphics. This toptobottom family of Direct 11capable notebook graphics introduces compelling new features including ATI Eyefinity multidisplay 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 (GL-8 and GL-10) 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, eyeopening ATI Eyefinity technology, superb HD

multimedia capabilities, and ATI Stream technology designed to help optimize Windows® 7 notebook performance."

The nextgeneration family of DirectX 11capable 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 nextgeneration "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 11capable 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 computecapable operating system.(2)

- Enjoy new features, functionality and improved performance in top media, entertainment and productivity applications made possible by ATI Stream technology.(3)

- ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5400 series (and higher) graphics fully support both DirectX 11 and OpenCL(TM) , enabling broad application acceleration support today and tomorrow.

Maximize your mobile lifestyle

- ATI Eyefinity multidisplay technology enables super high resolution panoramic computing for notebooks, allowing mobile users to seamlessly harness up to six monitors for improved gaming, productivity, and entertainment.(4)

- Enjoy enhanced multimedia capabilities through Unified Video Decoder 2 technology, for upscaling beyond 1080p and dual 1080p decoding of Bluray video and HD streams.(5)

- Benefit from stateoftheart home theatre entertainment technologies including HDMI 1.3a Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio(TM) , and advanced display quality from HDMI 1.3a Deep Color & x.v.Color for a theaterclass entertainment experience.(6)

Dominate your games with DirectX 11:

- Enjoy intense gaming performance, unrivalled visual quality, and an overall superior HD gaming experience on HDcapable 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 11capable hardware.

- 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(TM) , GSC Gameworld's S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat(TM) , and Codemasters' Colin McRae(TM) : DiRT® 2(TM) .

- The nextgeneration DirectX 11capable 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 performanceperwatt efficiency over the last two generations of ATI Mobility Radeon Premium graphics thanks to improved processor design and a new 40nm process7

- Experience dramatically lower idle power, saving battery power when the graphics processor isn't needed

- Next-generation Vari-Bright(TM) technology used for optimizing notebook display brightness delivers up to 50 percent power savings over the previous generation's software based approach (7)

- Platform independent graphics switching technology helps to save power while offering efficient switching options (8)

- GDDR5 Advanced Memory Support delivers double the memory bandwidth over previous generation AMD discrete graphics (9)
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 11capable 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. "Nextgeneration 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 11capable 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, or (416) 217-0777
- VISION Experience Center: Grand Lobby (GL-8 and GL-10) of the Las Vegas Convention Center
- Facebook: AMD @ 2010 International CES
- On the Web:
- Product Page: Nextgeneration DirectX 11capable 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

1. Based on tests conducted on November 3, 2009, the ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5870 3DMarkVantage score is 6568 which is the highest score reported to date by any notebook graphics card. As of January 7, 2010, only ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 and ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5850 break the teraFLOPs Barrier. Calculations: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 (700MHz*800 (shaders) *2 = 1.12 TeraFLOPs), ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850 (625MHz*800*2= 1.0 TeraFLOPs.
2. As of December 5, 2009, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5800, HD 5700, HD 5600 and HD 5400 series graphics cards are the only notebook graphics processors to support DirectCompute 11.
3. Requires application support for ATI Stream technology.
4. Driver version 8.66 (Catalyst 9.10) or above is required to support ATI Eyefinity technology. Actual number of attachable monitors will vary by notebook model.
5. Dual 1080p stream capabilities available with the ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5800, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5700, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5600 Series GPUs. Picture-in-picture is displayed in SD and is available on the ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5450 and ATI Mobility Radeon 5470.
6. 10-bit monitor required for full feature enablement.
7. 50% LCD power saving is in comparison with the previous generation (SW Vari-Bright) when tested on the same system. Vari-Bright™ is a technology platform that includes a broad set of capabilities offered by certain ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD GPUs. Not all products have all features and full enablement of some capabilities and may require complementary products.
8. ATI PowerPlay™, ATI PowerXpress™, ATI™ Switchable Graphics, and Vari-Bright™ are technology platforms that include a broad set of capabilities offered by certain ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD GPUs. Not all products have all features and full enablement of some capabilities and may require complementary products.
9. Doubling the memory bandwidth with GDDR5 memory. Calculation based on: ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5750 (51.2Gbps) vs. ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4670 (25.6Gbps).
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