AMD has announced the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4000 series graphics cards for notebooks this morning at CES. They bring everything that was great about the Radeon HD 4000 series to notebooks in all shapes and sizes.
The ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4800 series cards pack 800 stream processors like their desktop siblings and deliver up to one teraFLOPS of compute power. They also support CrossFireX technology, GDDR5 memory and DirectX 10.1 amongst other things as well.
“We’re proud to highlight ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4870 as the first notebook GPU to support specially designed, ultra-high bandwidth GDDR5 graphics memory to unleash the full-throttle gaming experience normally reserved for the high-end desktop gaming rigs,
” said Rick Bergman, senior vice president and general manager of AMD, Graphics Products Group.
"Now, notebooks equipped with one or a pair of these speedy graphics processors can take on just about any PC game and run them smoothly at their maximum option settings.
The Mobility Radeon HD 4600 and 4500 series GPUs are focused more on multimedia and, using the second generation Unified Video Decoder, they can play the most intensive Blu-ray movies smoothly. This not only reduces CPU usage, but also improves power consumption as well.
The ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4000 series graphics processors have been designed into quality notebooks from many leading notebook manufacturers such as Asus, MSI and others, with models planned for availability beginning in Q1 2009.
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