AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced that ATI PowerXpress™ users can double or triple the performance of the integrated graphics processor1 when plugged into a wall socket or extend their battery life by over an hour while on the go2. Previously announced earlier this year as a variant of ATI Hybrid Graphics Technology for notebook computers, ATI PowerXpress allows notebook users to manually or automatically switch between an ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 3400 series discrete graphics processor and an integrated AMD M780G with ATI Radeon™ HD 3200 graphics without rebooting their notebook. ATI PowerXpress features can also be accessible and user configurable via the Catalyst™ Control Center. The first notebooks to take advantage of ATI PowerXpress are available from Fujitsu-Siemens Computers.
“For our AMILO Xa notebooks with the AMD graphics technology of the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3000 series we implemented the ATI PowerXPress feature,” said Hartmut Woerrlein, Senior Director Product Management Consumer Mobile, Fujitsu Siemens Computers. “For the consumer it’s a real advantage in their practical experience to switch between maximum graphic performance and maximum battery life, on the go and without restarting the whole system.”
“With ATI PowerXpress, we’re addressing that traditional notebook trade-off, giving people the flexibility to play high quality 3D games or watch HD movies when plugged in and still enjoy long lasting battery life in transit,” said Ben Bar-Haim, vice president of software, Graphics Products Group, AMD. “Fujitsu Siemens Computers’ deployment of these new features to European consumers demonstrates a forward looking design philosophy that delivers on their mobile computing needs.”
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1. Based on AMD benchmark results in 3DMark06 (1280x1024) on an AMD Turion™ X2 Ultra 2.2 GHz platform using AMD M780G, ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 3200 integrated graphics and ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 3650, 2GB DDR2-800, Windows Vista SP1, and ATI Catalyst 8.477 beta drivers. With discrete graphics enabled using ATI PowerXpress™ technology, graphics performance increases 2.4x.
2. Based on AMD internal testing using the MobileMark 2007 Productivity application on an AMD Turion™ X2 Ultra 2.2 GHz platform using AMD M780G, ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 3200 integrated graphics and ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 3650, 2GB DDR2-800, Windows Vista SP1, and ATI Catalyst 8.477 beta drivers. Battery life is 244 minutes with ATI PowerXpress™ technology enabled, and 148 minutes with ATI PowerXpress™ disabled.
3. HD movies can be viewed on HD HD-enabled panels.