Dem einen oder anderen ist sie am Wochenende schon in der Media Markt Werbung aufgefallen, diverse Fragen dazu gab es auch bereits. Heute stellt ATi offiziell den mobilen Grafikchip Mobility Radeon 9700 (M11) vor. Dieser soll mit höheren Taktfrequenzen und einigen Optimierungen für mehr Performance sorgen.
Die Taktraten des Mobility Radeon 9700 steigern sich um maximal 100 auf 450 MHz. Damit kommen natürlich Probleme mit der Hitzeentwicklung einer solchen High-End Karte. Der M11 verfügt über 128 Bit Speicherbandbreite und steuert wahlweise 32, 64, 128 oder 256 MB Speicher an. Anbei die komplette Pressemitteilung.
ATI Sets Gold Standard for Mobile Graphics Performance
MOBILITY(tm) RADEON(tm) 9700 adopts next generation low-k manufacturing
process to offer compelling improvements in performance and power
MARKHAM, Ontario/ Munich, Germany - February 3, 2004 - ATI Technologies
Inc. (TSX:ATY, NASDAQ:ATYT), the global leader for mobile graphics, today
set a new industry standard with the introduction of the first low-k based
graphics solution for notebook PCs. The MOBILITY(tm) RADEON(tm) 9700 was
unveiled today at a product launch gala event in Taipei, Taiwan.
As the first mobile graphics provider to support Microsoft® DirectX®9.0,
ATI has a proven track record of pushing the envelope in mobile visual
processing. The addition of low-k extends the company's lead in notebook
graphics innovation, providing key enhancements to enable the industry's
highest mobile clock speeds while reducing power consumption. MOBILITY
RADEON 9700 is a robust solution that fully leverages DirectX®9.0
capabilities to provide the most powerful mobile graphics solution on the
MOBILITY RADEON 9700 will power notebooks from such industry leaders as
Acer, Alienware, Fujitsu-Siemens, Gericom, LG, Medion, Packard Bell,
rockdirect, Samsung, Targa and VoodooPC. In addition, leading original
design manufacturers such as Asus, Clevo, Compal, ECS, FIC, Quanta,
Uniwill and Wistron will offer notebooks including the MOBILITY RADEON
"With recent advances in mobile graphics technology, consumers can now
enjoy a rich visual experience from their notebook PC that rivals that of
the desktop," said Phil Eisler, Vice President and General Manager. Mobile
and Integrated Products Group, ATI Technologies Inc. "ATI is extending
its market leadership in notebook graphics by pioneering the use of low-k
technology to offer new levels of performance and power efficiency with
the introduction of MOBILITY RADEON 9700."
ATI worked closely with TSMC, to develop and implement a low-k technology
for the MOBILITY RADEON 9700. TSMC's low-k technology reduces device
capacitance at the interconnect level to enhance the performance of ATI's
proprietary technologies that are built into the MOBILITY RADEON 9700.
"The emergence of low-k products such as the MOBILITY RADEON 9700 is a
prime indicator of a fundamental shift in semiconductor process
technologies," said F.C. Tseng, deputy chief executive officer at TSMC.
"TSMC is the only foundry with two generations of production-proven low-k
based semiconductor processes, enabling companies like ATI to make great
strides in device performance and optimization. The introduction of
MOBILITY RADEON 9700, brings low-k technology into the mainstream, fully
harnessing these new capabilities for mobile users around the globe."
Valve software, the award winning software house responsible for the smash
hit Half-Life and the forthcoming Half-Life 2, recently had the
opportunity to experience the MOBILITY RADEON 9700 first hand. "ATI has
earned its leadership position in the desktop GPU market by consistently
delivering top performing products," said Gabe Newell, Managing Director,
Valve. "With its latest mobile products, ATI is extending its line of
superior product offerings to new markets. If you're going to play games
on a mobile PC, play it on a MOBILITY RADEON 9700."
Key features of the MOBILITY RADEON 9700 include:
- Introduces low-k technology for the fastest mobile performance and
longest battery life;
- Most advanced mobile technology to drive over 100 of the top
DirectX® 9.0 game titles;
- Four powerful rendering pipelines that deliver the ultimate
- Features POWERPLAY(tm) 4.0 so you can get the most life out of your
notebook battery - without sacrificing performance;
- First in the industry to deliver SMARTSHADER(tm) Effects which
delivers a unique visual experience to the look of games; and
- Features ATI's VPU RECOVER for the industry's most stable 3D
Notebooks featuring MOBILITY RADEON 9700 are now shipping and currently
available in Europe at Media Markt.