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ASUS A8Jr brings ATI's Mobility Radeon X2300 to the forefront

ASUS today announced the latest addition to its popular A8J family: the A8Jr. The A8Jr takes advantage of Intel's latest Core 2 Duo processors and makes use of ATI's new Mobility Radeon X2300 GPU.

"There is an ever-increasing demand for higher graphic processing power and crisper graphics for entertainment and applications alike," said AMD's David Cummings. "Our answer to that demand is the X2300 GPU. This GPU utilizes patented technology to increase processing power and provide the user with smooth, realistic hi-resolution graphics."

The press release doesn't mention much about the Mobility Radeon X2300 GPU but it does note that it will feature ATI HyperMemory and will provide a superior "performance-per-watt" than competing solutions. The new GPU is also fully certified for use in Windows Vista.

When it comes to the A8Jr's other specs, it looks just like the rest of its brethren. The Intel 945PM Express chipset is used along with an Intel PRO/Wireless 3945AGP 802.11a/b/g adapter. A 14.1" WXGA+ (1440x900) display is included along with five USB 2.0 ports, an ExpressCard slot, VGA and DVI connectors and an optional Bluetooth 2.0+EDR.

The 5.27 pound notebook should be available for purchase within the next two weeks, but pricing is not yet available.

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By jak3676 on 1/22/2007 1:41:49 PM , Rating: 2
Anyone know if all the x2000 series are supposed to be DX10 capable? I'm assuming these will be based on the R600, but I can't really back that up. I've seen conflicting reports.

Still, nice to see that's just around the corner. I've been waiting for a portable version of the G80 - nothing coming soon that I can tell.

RE: DX10?
By sotti on 1/22/2007 2:57:06 PM , Rating: 2
Everything they've done in the last while would seem to indicate so.

Only a few of the 8500 series that got renamed to 9X00 were ever inconsistent, otherwise all the 9x00 were the same feature set, as are the xX00 and X1X00 cards.

RE: DX10?
By therealnickdanger on 1/22/2007 4:19:34 PM , Rating: 2
I haven't seen anything official from ATI... er, AMD, but I would assume that all X2xxx parts are DX10. Although you would think ASUS would pimp a stat like that in their press release if it were so. Of special interest to me is that this laptop features an AMD/ATI GPU on an Intel platform... if it uses MXM slot, then you've got a little NVIDIA flavor in there too!

RE: DX10?
By GTVic on 1/22/2007 5:05:20 PM , Rating: 2
No, these are just X1000 parts renamed after the merger. Not new technology. You don't see new technology first in the notebook area.

Do a search on: ATI x2300 renamed (you will find plenty of comments on this trickery)

RE: DX10?
By therealnickdanger on 1/23/2007 2:08:49 PM , Rating: 2
Lame. If that's not deceptive, I don't know what is. That's actually rather despicable. Glad to see AMD practicing good ethics.

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