AMD PowerPlay™ Technology
Dynamically manage power efficiency and take control of your performance with revolutionary AMD PowerPlay™ power management technology delivering high performance features when needed and conserving power when the demand on the graphics processor is low. This industry-leading technology dramatically reduces the power consumption of AMD Radeon™ graphics family of products for the optimal balance between performance and power for break-through energy efficiency.
AMD PowerPlay™ technology was first introduced in AMD Radeon™ graphics processors for notebooks for consumers using their notebooks with demanding applications and software. This power management technology has been built into the AMD Radeon™ HD 3800 Series - the first time such power savings technology has been used on an AMD desktop graphics processor. This exciting break-through technology delivers further on AMD's commitment to reducing the energy consumption in computing technologies.
AMD PowerPlay™ technology is designed to enable power saving profiles that help reduce power consumption when the GPU is idle or in minimal use in comparison to previous AMD products. This dynamic power management enables the GPU to automatically adjust power between low, medium and high states for a tremendous power efficiency advantage. For example, when receiving and composing emails little demand is on the GPU and it runs in a low state, whereas when gaming, there is high demand on the graphics engine and the GPU runs in a high state.
Since the GPU consumes less power it also produces less heat ultimately contributing to reduced system temperatures and fan noise delivering consistent performance levels for a seamless user experience.
AMD's Radeon™ graphics products are designed from the ground up to deliver ultimate performance without sacrificing battery life, and provide maximum performance-per-watt with an unsurpassed visual experience. Integral to the success of these products is AMD PowerPlay™, a combination of advanced hardware and software power management components that together are capable of configuring the GPU for minimal power consumption and exceptional graphics performance.
Consumers are using their notebooks more while on-the-go and working with demanding applications and software. They need power technologies that allow them to work for extended periods of time without worrying about battery life delivering an optimal solution for great performance and extended battery life.
How Do I Get It?
AMD PowerPlay™ technology is available in AMD Radeon™ HD 3800 Series desktop graphics processors and higher, AMD Radeon™ graphics processors for notebooks and Radeon™ Express motherboard chipsets and may be enabled on certain AMD Partner products.
NOTE: Additional hardware (e.g. Blu-ray drive, HD or 10-bit monitor, TV tuner) and/or software (e.g. multimedia applications) are required for the full enablement of some features. Not all features may be supported on all components or systems - check with your component or system manufacturer for specific model capabilities and supported technologies.