AMD today introduced the ATI Radeon HD 2000 graphics processor units for both notebook and desktop computers. The first DirectX 10-capable GPUs from AMD-ATI include the laptop-use ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 and HD 2400 series, but there is also Mobility Radeon HD 2300* video card supporting up to DirectX 9.
“For unparalleled graphics performance on the go, the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 series combines the ultimate DirectX 10 gaming experiences with the graphics performance gamers demand in a high-end mobile system. Thin and light notebooks featuring ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400 series can multitask with ease using the new Windows Aero interface, run the hottest upcoming DirectX 10 games or play exciting new HD DVD and Blu-Ray discs. Those in the market for a value notebook will enjoy great performance in Windows Vista and astonishing multimedia using the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2300,” AMD announced.
The latest AMD-ATI’s notebook graphics chip lineup also includes Radeon HD 2400 XT and Radeon HD 2600 XT. These GPUs are the faster versions of the HD 2400 and HD 2600.
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2000 series feature ATI Avivo HD technology and UVD for improved HD DVD and Blu-ray disc playback, as well as ATI PowerPlay 7.0 power management for longer battery life.
AMD says the Mobility Radeon HD 2000-equipped notebooks from Acer, ASUS, Fujitsu, Fujitsu-Siemens, Gateway, HP, LG, Packard Bell, Samsung, and Toshiba, and barebone laptop makers including Arima, ASUS, ECS, First International Computer Inc., and MSI, will become available during this month.
* Corrected on 05/17/2007: It was previously reported that ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2300 supports DirectX 10, but the product specifications say this GPU supports up to DirectX 9.
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