AMD goes 3D with first ATI graphics chipset
AMD has flexed its muscles for 3D graphics following last year’s acquisition of graphics chip firm ATI with its first chipset combining a CPU with the ATI Radeon X1250 graphics processor.
Aimed at the multitasking features of Windows Aero, the 3D user interface built into Windows Vista Premium and Business editions, the AMD 690 series chipset is the first AMD chipset with ATI graphics that supports ATI Avivo technology for high-definition content.
It has integrated HDMI and a separate DVI output. Protected content can also be played through on-chip HDCP support, making this chipset an incredible multimedia platform.
And there could be more 3D graphics chipsets in the pipeline. “This is just the first in a line of innovative, high- performance AMD chipsets that we’ll introduce to address every sector of the market,” said Phil Eisler, corporate v-p and general manager of AMD’s chipset business.
AMD is one of a number of semiconductor firms getting excited about the potential market from providing 3D-level graphics to next generation mobile phones.