AMD To Power All Screens In Your Life

During AMD Analyst Day conference, Rick Bergman, AMD Senior Vice President and General Manager of Graphics Products for AMD, revealed AMD's plans to "power all of the screens in your life".

To fulfill such goal, AMD plans to release a complete platform solution every year.

In 2007, AMD plans to roll out Spider platform for high end desktops. Spider will benefit from 65nm manufacturing and will feature 2MB level 3 Cache, and more importantly, it will also feature Crossfire 2.0 technology which enables support for up to four graphics cards in one box. Leo will succeed Spider in 2008. Leo will be 45nm and utilizes 6MB level 3 Cache. Part of the Leo platform is the new 55nm RD7xx GPU which will support Directx 10+.

AMD will also introduce a new notebook platform named Puma. According to AMD, Puma is the " first ground-up notebook platform, with mobile-specific integrated northbridge architecture". Puma will utilize new PowerXpress feature to switch between discrete and integrated graphics dynamically. Integrated graphics will be used when the notebook needs to conserve its energy, while discrete graphics, which will allow users to run power-hungry graphics applications, will kick in when the laptop is plugged into the wall.
Shipping with Puma is a yet-to-be-announced 55nm M8X series mobile GPU which would support DX10+.

And the last screen AMD plans to power is mobile screen. For that purpose, AMD have Imageon technology. Through 2007, AMD plans 428x240/800x480 cellphone display resolutions with 3D graphics, 3 megapixel cameras with MPEG4 video encoding, support for AMR/MIDI/MP3/AAC/AAC+ audio, and support for the MPEG4/H.264 codec commonly found in QuickTime 7 media. Through 2008 and 2009, AMD hopes to provide 800x480/800x600/1024x768 display resolutions on cellphones, with more advanced 3D graphics and up to 12 megapixel cameras in 2009, along with 3D audio/voice recognition audio features.

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AMD To Power All Screens In Your Life

LOOOL MAYBE AMD HAVE LOST THE PLOT? DID THEY NOT REALISE THAT THEY *LOST* THE WAR WITH INTEL AND NVIDIA!?!?!Now they plan to "power every screen in your life". Kinda reminds me of how John Romero claimed "Daikatana is going to make you its b***h". What a joke!

AMD To Power All Screens In Your Life

ATI's cards have higher specs than Nvidias and yet they perform NOWHERE NEAR as well as Nvidias high end cards!!!Does anyone here remember the last time this happened? It was 3dfx! They started to pump out ridiculous specced hardware that didnt perform simply because they couldnt keep up with rival Nvidias tech. The same has happened again, and now AMD/ATI are dumb enough to announce this?THEY ARE LOSING SO MUCH MONEY THEY ARE IN DENIAL!!!

AMD To Power All Screens In Your Life

lol actually your wrong about the part that the ATi cards are more powerful and not performing. Firstly they cost alot less then the nVidia cards too and secondly ATi cards OWN nVidia cards in DX10... hmm go for an expensive card that performs in DX9 or go for the cheaper one that looks good in the future... pretty easy choice there i think.P.S I am using an nVidia atm myself >_<

AMD To Power All Screens In Your Life

Your all wrong, ATI sucks now due to their monopoly over low end cards. As you reach mid range, they literally suck balls because of buggy drivers. Their high end cards however kick Nvidia's arse, but Nvidia still exceeded both low end and mid range markets. Nvidia's high end stuff is crap, which I think is due to DX 10 being announced too fast.

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