AMD today announced the introduction and availability of the ATI Radeon HD 3400 and ATI Radeon HD 3600 series, the entry-level and mainstream graphics processors (GPU) in the ATI Radeon HD 3000 series.
Ranging in price from USD $49-$65 for the ATI Radeon HD 3400 and USD $79-$99 for the ATI Radeon HD 3600, both series deliver display connectivity through DisplayPort integrated into the GPU. DisplayPort offers twice the bandwidth of DVI, and is poised to deliver low-cost high resolution and bit-depth panels.
As part of the first family of graphics cards built using 55nm process technology, both series provide exceptional performance-per-watt for a quiet and power-efficient experience at unbelievable price points.
Blu-ray or HD DVD disc playback can be enjoyed in full HD glory (1080p) thanks to AMD's proprietary unified video decoder (UVD) technology found on the ATI Radeon HD 3400 and ATI Radeon HD 3600 series, ensuring movies play back smoothly and with incredible detail. Immersive home theater environments can be created using the built-in support for six channel (5.1) Dolby Digital surround audio transmission through HDMI. In addition, the ATI Radeon HD 3450 will support fully silent (passive) cooling, delivering the ideal solution for home theater PCs.
"With the ATI Radeon HD 3400 and ATI Radeon HD 3600 series, AMD is delivering outstanding graphics performance to the mainstream," said Rick Bergman, senior vice president, AMD Graphics Products Group. "AMD is leading the industry by delivering top-to-bottom DirectX 10.1 support with modular graphics capabilities for easy upgradeability. It's part of our commitment to deliver The Ultimate Visual Experience to more users than ever before."
"Dell and AMD have been leaders in driving the DisplayPort standard since its inception", said Bruce Montag, office of the CTO, Dell. "AMD is demonstrating its technology leadership with the introduction of dual integrated DisplayPort capability in the ATI Radeon HD 3400 and ATI Radeon HD 3600 series graphics."