AMD Launches ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4000 Series Graphics for Notebooks, Delivering Up to Twice the Gaming Performance of Previous Generation1

7 Additional power-saving features include ATI PowerPlay™, ATI PowerXpressTM, and ATI™ Switchable Graphics technologies.

ATI PowerPlay, an activity-based power management technology, intuitively conserves energy at idle or when demand is low and automatically adjusts between low and high states for greater performance when needed and energy conservation for long battery life. ATI PowerXpress and ATI Switchable Graphics technologies dynamically switch between the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4000 series discrete graphics processor and the integrated graphics processor in the notebook -- all in real-time without needing to reboot -- to help provide exceptional performance when needed and to help extend battery life when on the move.

“The ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4600 and ATI Mobility HD 4500 series offer outstanding performance per watt giving notebook manufacturers the ability to pack significantly more performance into thin designs as the previous years equivalent models,” said Bergman. “And for value oriented and ultrathin notebooks, these GPUs enable superior HD entertainment on the go coupled with low power requirements. We’re delivering a top-to-bottom line of mobile discrete graphics processors that deliver on the AMD hallmark of leading performance and energy efficiency.”

The ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4000 series features a wide range of power-efficient and performance optimized configurations that vary in terms of size, operating speed and performance to satisfy the discrete graphics requirements of products ranging from ultra-mobile sub-notebooks to high-end gaming portables, small form-factor desktop PCs and everything in between.

Unprecedented Performance

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4000 series graphics also provide performance benefits for defense applications.

“A critical component of Mercury's Converged Sensor Network Architecture is pushing substantial computing capability closer to the sensor in embedded environments. GPUs have proven to be well-suited for this. Mercury’s relationship with AMD affords us the ability to leverage cutting-edge GPU technology into embedded systems for this purpose,” said Scott Thieret, Technology Director for GPU Computing at Mercury Computer Systems. “The dual ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4870 GPUs, as deployed in our Sensor Stream Computing Platform, provide a teraFLOP of floating-point performance in a single 6U VXS card. This unprecedented compute density in an embedded system allows Mercury to solve tough stream computing problems for our military and commercial customers who contend with stringent size, power, and weight constraints.”

The ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4000 series graphics processors have been designed into quality notebooks from many leading notebook manufacturers such as ASUS, MSI and others, with models planned for availability beginning in Q1 2009. For more information visit

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1. The ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4870 and ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4850 deliver 800 stream processing units compared with the ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 3800 series which delivers 320 stream processing units.

ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4670 (680e/800m, GDDR3, 512MB ) vs. ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 3670 (680e/800m, DDR3, 256MB): Performance measurements based on 3DMark Vantage (P) scores – on Puma platform, Turion™ Ultra 2.4 GHz, 2GB DDR2-800, Vista SP1 32-bit.

ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4750 (680e/800m, GDDR3, 256MB) delivers 3x the performance-per-watt compared to the ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 3470 (680e/800m, DDR3, 256MB). Performance measurements based on 3DMark Vantage (P) scores – on Puma platform, Turion™ Ultra 2.4 GHz, 2GB DDR2-800, Vista SP1 32-bit.

The ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4330 delivers 100.132* per watt, compared with the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3410 which delivers 26.7* per watt. *3dMark Vantage(P) scores used.

The ATI Mobility Radeon™HD 4330 delivers 100.132* per watt, compared with the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3410 which delivers 26.7* per watt. *3dMark Vantage(P) scores used.

2. Requires dual ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4870 or ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4850 graphics processors with ATI CrossFireX™technology to break the one teraflop barrier for single precision performance.

Theoretical bandwidth based on memory design specifications; claim of 3x the bandwidth compares GDDR5 vs. GDDR4

3. The ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4870 (680e/700m GDDR5, 1GB) has up to 1.8x faster performance over ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 3870 (660e/850m GDDR3, 512MB). Performance measurements based on Puma reference platform (780 mobile), 2.4GHz Turion™ Ultra CPU, 2GB DDR-2 Ram, Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit SP1, ATI Driver: 8.53 RC3.

4. The ATI Mobility Radeon™HD 4800 series GPUs can upscale video display to 2560x1600 on dual-link monitors which is almost twice the display resolution of 1080p displays in AC mode only.

5. ATI Avivo™ HD is a technology platform that includes a broad set of capabilities offered by certain ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD GPUs. Not all products have all features and full enablement of some ATI Avivo™ HD capabilities may require complementary products.

6. DisplayPort Audio feature currently available with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4300, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4500 and ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4600 series

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