—WHQL certification delivers the stamp of approval to AMD graphics drivers, ensuring that the combination of ATI Radeon™ graphics cards and drivers delivers an incredibly stable, high-performance Windows 7 experience—
SUNNYVALE, Calif. — May 5, 2009 — Underlining the company's leadership in developing hardware and drivers to support the Windows® 7 operating system, AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced that its Windows 7 driver has received Windows Hardware Quality Lab (WHQL) certification on the first day of the certifying program.
* WHQL certification sets a high bar for quality and reliability, and is considered essential by many home and business users.
* WHQL certification demonstrates AMD’s ability to deliver the stability, incredible 3D game performance and smooth multimedia playback needed in order to help bring the new features of Windows 7 to life.
* As a testament to its ongoing commitment to reliability and stability, AMD is the only graphics hardware company in the world delivering monthly WHQL-certified graphics driver updates.
For users of ATI Radeon™ HD 2000, HD 3000, and HD 4000 series products, the ATI Catalyst™ software suite delivers:
* Industry-leading driver stability and reliability.
* Full WDDM 1.1 WHQL certified support under Windows 7.
* Scheduled performance and new feature innovation every month.
* Enablement of ATI Stream technology for general purpose GPU (GPGPU) computing on supported graphics cards.
“By delivering a WHQL certified driver for the Windows 7 operating system at the earliest possible opportunity, AMD has once again demonstrated its driver leadership,” said Ben Bar-Haim, corporate vice president, Software Engineering, AMD. “AMD is working closely with Microsoft to ensure superior performance and a reliable Windows 7 experience throughout our line of graphics processors.”
Microsoft WHQL certified graphics drivers for Windows 7 are scheduled for release on AMD.com on May 5, 2009, and a fully unified WHQL-certified driver supporting Windows Vista and Windows 7 is planned for the release of ATI Catalyst™ 9.5 later in May.
To learn more about the first AMD WHQL certified graphics driver for Windows 7, please visit www.amd.com
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