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AMD touts GPUs with DisplayPort support

Posted: 29 Jan 2008     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:DisplayPort  graphics processors  Blu-ray  HD DVD 

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. has introduced the ATI Radeon HD 3400 and ATI Radeon HD 3600 series, the entry-level and mainstream graphics processors (GPU) in the ATI Radeon HD 3000 series.

Both series deliver display connectivity through DisplayPort integrated into the GPU. As part of the first family of graphics cards built using 55nm process technology, both series provide exceptional performance-per-watt for a quiet and power-efficient experience at competitive price points.

Blu-ray or HD DVD disc playback can be enjoyed in full HD glory (1,080p) thanks to AMD's proprietary unified video decoder (UVD) technology found on the ATI Radeon HD 3400 and ATI Radeon HD 3600 series, ensuring movies play back smoothly and with incredible detail. Immersive home theater environments can be created using the built-in support for six channel (5.1) Dolby Digital surround audio transmission through HDMI. The ATI Radeon HD 3450 will support fully silent (passive) cooling, delivering the ideal solution for home theater PCs.

AMD says that with both series it is offering the world's first GPUs with integrated DisplayPort support. DisplayPort offers twice the bandwidth of DVI, and is poised to deliver low-cost high resolution and bit-depth panels.

Gamers looking for graphics processors that allow for further scalability will find that both series boast ATI CrossFireX, which delivers the option of multi-GPU upgradability. ATI Hybrid Graphics allows users to combine an ATI Radeon HD 3400 GPU with a compatible AMD 7-Series chipset to provide exceptional 3D performance, adding further value to the gaming experience. With support for Microsoft DirectX 10.1 support, gamers can play the top HD games with life-like 3D graphics, stunning realism and great shading effects. Full support for PCIe 2.0 technology allows for twice the throughput of current PCIe cards, which means gamers will be ready for demanding graphic applications.

The ATI Radeon HD 3400 and ATI Radeon HD 3600 series have already enjoyed broad customer adoption and are designed into a significant number of major OEM mainstream and entry-level PCs scheduled to be shipped in 2008.

Launched in Beijing, China, device pricing range from Rs.1,934.44 ($49)-Rs.2,566.10 ($65); suggested e-tail pricing for the ATI Radeon HD 3400 series and Rs.3,118.79 ($79)-Rs.3,908.36 ($99) SEP for the ATI Radeon HD 3600 series.

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