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AMD intros Mobility Radeon HD 3000 series

AMD intros Mobility Radeon HD 3000 series

AMD has introduced the Mobility Radeon HD 3000 series products - the industry's first graphics chips to feature integrated DisplayPort connectivity.

AMD has announced the Mobility Radeon HD 3600 and HD 3400 series of mobile discrete graphics cards for notebooks which, like their desktop-based cousins in the Radeon HD 3800-series, are manufactured using TSMC’s 55nm process technology.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3000 series from AMD showcases our technology leadership by delivering customers the most feature-rich family of notebook graphics solutions we've ever produced,” said Matt Skynner, vice president of marketing in the Graphics Products Group at AMD.

Products in the Mobility Radeon HD 3600 series feature 24 five-way superscalar shader units (120 stream processors in total), just like the Mobility Radeon HD 2600 series products they’re replacing, but in addition to the die shrink, there is also support for DirectX 10.1, PCI-Express 2.0 and double precision at 1/4 speed.

Like the Mobility Radeon HD 2600 series, the HD 3600 products will feature the same 128-bit memory interface and there is also the PowerPlay functionality that recently made its move into the desktop arena.

What’s more interesting though is the inclusion of integrated DisplayPort connectivity, which means that AMD has beaten Intel to the table with products supporting the new display interface.

The HD 3400 series follows the same trend set by the HD 3600 products, meaning that there’s a 64-bit memory interface, eight five-way superscalar shader units (40 stream processors).

Both of the new product lines include support for AMD’s Unified Video Decoder that brings full hardware acceleration of video decode for content such as Blu-ray and HD DVD movies encoded with H.264 or VC-1 at up to 1080p.

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Gravemind123 10th January 2008, 04:39 Quote
No high-end mobility card from AMD/ATI? It seems like AMD and ATI have conceded the high-end to their competitors in all arenas other then AM2+ chipsets.
Tyinsar 10th January 2008, 05:46 Quote
Given the fact that the 3870 isn't really that far behind the 8800GT but has better power consumption I think that a mobile version of that might not be too bad. I'm just always disappointed by the performance of mobile parts compared to their similarly named desktop counterparts.
Jebus.exe 10th January 2008, 12:03 Quote
Wouldn't mind seeing some stats and prices on the 3600's with crossfire.
TTmodder 10th January 2008, 21:27 Quote
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Originally Posted by Tyinsar
Given the fact that the 3870 isn't really that far behind the 8800GT but has better power consumption I think that a mobile version of that might not be too bad. I'm just always disappointed by the performance of mobile parts compared to their similarly named desktop counterparts.

Main problem is cooling and power. always takes atleast ½ year before they make a mobile counterpart of an desktop gfx, because they´ve by then improved it for low power useage.
Tyinsar 10th January 2008, 21:44 Quote
My understanding is that they used technologies from their mobile parts to decrease the power use of the desktop parts. I'm hoping that this might mean an easier, and faster, transition.
Nature 10th January 2008, 22:01 Quote
I think AMD could produce a 256 bit interface card easily! Why not create one and sell it on the cheap?
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