AMD Introduces the World's Fastest Notebook Graphics Card

AMD Introduces the World's Fastest Notebook Graphics Card 
AMD Radeon HD 8970M, the World's Fastest Graphics Card for Notebooks,
Offers Gamers an Unprecedented Mobile Gaming Experience 
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/15/13 --  AMD (NYSE: AMD) today
launched the AMD Radeon(TM) HD 8970M, the world's fastest notebook
graphics card(1). The AMD Radeon HD 8970M graphics processing unit
(GPU) delivers the best mobile gaming experience imaginable to
gamers, powered by AMD's award-winning Graphics Core Next (GCN)
architecture. 
"Today's gaming notebooks need a graphics card that is fast, powerful
and energy-efficient," said Matt Skynner, corporate vice president
and general manager, Graphics Business Unit, AMD. "The AMD Radeon HD
8970M GPU is the perfect combination of technologies, blending
performance, immersive features and an extensive battery life that
delivers an unrivaled gaming experience, even on the go." 
"When developing our new gaming notebook, the MSI GX70, we required a
graphics card that would truly enhance the gaming experience. The AMD
Radeon(TM) HD 8970M graphics card exceeded our expectations," said
Eric Kuo, vice president for Global Sales and Marketing, MSI
Notebook. "Its speed, features and intelligent power capabilities
perfectly complement our product. The GX70 is surely designed for
professional and top tier gamers."  
Features and Benefits: 


 
--  Speed: Featuring AMD's GCN Architecture(2), the AMD Radeon HD 8970M
    GPU is built for speed and designed from the ground up to provide the
    best experience in the top PC games for today and tomorrow.
--  Intelligent Power Features: AMD's Enduro(TM) Technology(3) allows
    the AMD Radeon HD 8970M GPU to optimize battery life. The power
    features are inherently dynamic, delivering instant performance when
    needed and adjusting GPU requirements when in idle mode.
--  Multi-Display Optimization: AMD Eyefinity technology allows for the
    highest quality multi-display gaming spread across several different
    monitors, creating an immersive experience(4).
--  Engineered for Compute: AMD App Acceleration harnesses the compute
    power of the AMD Radeon(TM) GPU to take workload off the CPU and
    provide unprecedented performance in everyday applications. The AMD
    Radeon
 HD 8970M GPU offers improved performance and enhanced visual
    effects(5).
--  Unparalleled Image Quality & Video Playback: The AMD Radeon HD
    8970M GPU is the ideal entertainment and productivity tool that
    provides smooth video playback and maximizes image quality for all of
    your multimedia needs.
--  DirectX(R) 11.1 Support: Offers full support for DirectX 11.1 and
    Windows 8 for all of today and tomorrow's games and applications.

  
Supporting Resources 


 
--  AMD Radeon(TM) HD 8970M GPU Product Page
--  Become a fan of AMD Gaming on Facebook
--  Follow @AMDRadeon on Twitter

  
About AMD
 AMD (NYSE: AMD) is a semiconductor design innovator leading
the next era of vivid digital experiences with its groundbreaking AMD
Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) that power a wide range of
computing devices. AMD's server computing products are focused on
driving industry-leading cloud computing and virtualization
environments. AMD's superior graphics technologies are found in a
variety of solutions ranging from game consoles, PCs to
supercomputers. For more information, visit www.amd.com. 
AMD, the AMD Arrow logo and Radeon are trademarks of Advanced Micro
Devices, Inc. Other names are for informational purposes only and may
be trademarks of their respective owners. 
(1) The AMD Radeon HD 8970M is the world's fastest notebook GPU. In
tests by AMD as of 18th, April 2013, the reference AMD Radeon(TM) HD
8970M showed higher average performance than NVIDIA's highest
performing single GPU mobile graphics card, the GeForce(R) GTX 680M,
in the 3DMark(R) Fire Strike test with a score of FS4571 vs. FS3749
and in Crysis 3 (FPS, 1080p at very high quality presets). System
configuration: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3720QM (2.6GHz), 6GB DDR3-1600
and Windows 7 x64. AMD Radeon(TM) HD 8970M evaluated with AMD
Catalyst(TM) 13.10 Beta 4. NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GTX 680M evaluated
with NVIDIA(R) ForceWare(TM) 307.17 WHQL. GRM-4
 (2) The GCN
Architecture and its associated features (PCI Express(R) 3.0, AMD
Enduro(TM), AMD ZeroCore Power technology, etc.) are applicable to
select AMD Radeon(TM) HD 7000M & HD 8000M Series Graphics. Not all
technologies are supported in all system configurations -- check with
your system manufacturer for specific model capabilities.
 (3) AMD
Enduro(TM) technology automatically turns off the AMD Radeon(TM)
discrete GPU for non-intensive applications to help maximize battery
life for more time unplugged, and requires either an AMD A-Series APU
or an Intel processor, plus an AMD Radeon(TM) discrete graphics card
and is available on Windows(R) 7 and Windows(R) 8 Standard and
Professional editions. Linux OS supports manual switching which
requires restart of X-Server to switch between graphics solutions.
With AMD Enduro(TM) technology, full enablement of all discrete
graphics video and display features may not be supported on all
systems (e.g. OpenGL applications will run on the integrated GPU or
the APU as the case may be). Always check with your system
manufacturer for specific mode capabilities and supported
technologies.
 (4) AMD Eyefinity technology works with games that
support non-standard aspect ratios, which is required for panning
across multiple displays. To enable more than two displays,
additional panels with native DisplayPort(TM) connectors, and/or
DisplayPort(TM) compliant active adapters to convert your monitor's
native input to your cards DisplayPort(TM) or Mini-DisplayPort(TM)
connector(s), are required. Support for five simultaneous displays
may require complementary products compatible with DisplayPort 1.2
Multi-Stream Transport. Maximum number of configured displays may
vary -- check with your component or system manufacturer for specific
model capabilities and supported technologies. SLS ("Single Large
Surface") functionality requires an identical display resolution on
all configured displays. 
 (5) AMD App Acceleration is a set of
technologies designed to improve video quality and enhance
application performance. Full enablement of some features requires
support for OpenCL(TM), DirectCompute or DirectX(R) Video
Acceleration (DXVA). Not all products have all features and full
enablement of some capabilities and may require complementary
products. 
Contact:
Chris Hook
AMD Public Relations
(512) 578-9727
chris.hook@amd.com 
 
 
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