AMD Launches New Platform for Multimedia & Gaming Notebooks
Finally, AMD also released a mainstream notebook platforms designed to improve the performance of multimedia applications and 3D gaming. Tigris – which was adopted by 8 OEM (original equipment manufacturer) – supports full HD 1980p playback and delivers additional battery ages up to 25% (approximately 55 minutes) than previous AMD mobile platforms.
In addition, the Tigris allows wireless downloads take 62% faster, and to facilitate speed increase of 43% for the iPhone file conversion.
“Mainstream notebook platform deliver faster performance, responsive on Windows 7, even while enjoying the amazing detail of the HD audio and video on the screen 17”, said AMD spokesman Bob Grim.
“Although designed for mobility, this platform provides a full PC experience, and different from the netbook, do not sacrifice the options is important for 3D gaming and multimedia applications. For example, this platform supports DX10.1 graphics, with the core ‘Stars’ 45nm which offers enhanced digital media performance. Can also perform 42% better when using digital media applications.”
Grim added that AMD engineers have developed a number of low-power innovations to mainstream platforms, including support for the PSI, the compression frame buffer, and the reduction of dynamic backlight.
“Mainstream notebook platform allows battery 25% more durable than previous AMD mobile platforms. We achieve it by upgrading the CPU and the chipset is integrated so there are UVD power states, the frequency and voltage scaling IGP new, or dynamic reduction and display pixel clock.”
It should be noted that AMD notebook platform also reveals ultra slim second-generation code-named Congo. This thin platform offers multi-core performance, ATI Radeon HD3200 graphics, dual-channel memory controller, processor low-profile BGA package and 800MHz hyper-transport links.