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Mobility Radeon HD DX10 cards for laptops coming in July

In addition to desktop parts, AMD is officially introducing today ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2000 video solutions for notebook computers.

“We set out to create a family of products that would revolutionize the graphics market by introducing leading-edge technology at game-changing price points,” said Rick Bergman, senior vice president, AMD Graphics Products Group. “We’ve delivered on this challenge, broadening the enthusiast gaming market so that more people than ever before have access to the phenomenal gaming and multimedia experiences that the ATI Radeon HD 2000 series introduces.”

Available immediately is the Mobility Radeon HD 2300, the entry-level part, which will be found in mainstream notebooks aimed at the sub-$1000 market. The HD 2300 is built off the 90nm process and is designed primarily just to power the Windows Vista Aero interface and playback high-definition video.

Coming in July will be the higher-end 65nm DX10 parts, the Mobility Radeon HD 2400 and HD 2400 XT, which will bring gaming capabilities to thin and light midrange notebooks. Available at the same time will also be the top-end Mobility Radeon HD 2600 and HD 2600 XT aimed at enthusiasts and gamers interested in high-performance notebooks.

Notebooks from OEM partners including Acer, ASUS, Fujitsu, Fujitsu-Siemens Computers, Gateway, HP, LG, Packard Bell, Samsung, and Toshiba, and ODM white book partners including Arima, ASUS, ECS, First International Computer Inc., and MSI, will be available beginning in May.



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AMD is getting desparate
By defter on 5/14/2007 7:44:06 AM , Rating: 5
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Available immediately is the Mobility Radeon HD 2300


LOL, now they are calling their old DX9 part Radeon HD???

In case some are wondering: Mobility Radeon HD 2300 is an old 90nm R5xx based part, that's why it's available immediately.

Quite misleading advertising in the official press release: http://www.amd.com/gb-uk/Corporate/VirtualPressRoo...

They mention several times how the Radeon HD line has DX10 support while mentioning in the fine print that Mobility Radeon HD 2300 is only a DX9 part.




RE: AMD is getting desparate
By darkpaw on 5/14/2007 8:58:51 AM , Rating: 2
Wouldn't be the first time the used the numbering system for a new family on an old card.

Radeon 9200 was crap compared to an 8500
X700 was trash compared to a 9800
X1300 compared to X850 etc


RE: AMD is getting desparate
By therealnickdanger on 5/14/2007 10:07:47 AM , Rating: 3
quote:
9 200 compared to 8 500

low-end vs mid-range of a different generation
quote:
X 700 compared to 9 800

mid-range vs high-end of a different generation
quote:
X1 300 compared to X 850

low-end vs high-end of a different generation


RE: AMD is getting desparate
By goku on 5/14/2007 2:55:37 PM , Rating: 2
X 700 compared to 9 700

hmm... Didn't you say the X700 was a midrange part? The 9700pro was definately not a midrange part.


RE: AMD is getting desparate
By Zoomer on 5/14/2007 3:38:24 PM , Rating: 1
Don't forget the Geforce 4 MX 400. That was a joke. A geforce 2 mx could outperform it.

2 generations.


RE: AMD is getting desparate
By plewis00 on 5/14/2007 7:28:42 PM , Rating: 2
Erm, no it couldn't. A GeForce 4 MX (any of them) was significantly faster than any GeForce 2 MX (unless you meant the GTS or Ultra in which case you should've said). Why you are bringing up NVidia in this I don't know...


RE: AMD is getting desparate
By defter on 5/14/2007 4:06:23 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
9 200 compared to 8 500
low-end vs mid-range of a different generation


Now, they were both R200 based DX8 chips. "Radeon 9200" is another example of a misleading product name since it didn't had DX9 capabilities like Radeon 9500-9800 series.


By Anonymous Freak on 5/14/2007 6:16:14 PM , Rating: 2
As someone else mentioned, you are comparing low-to-mid range chips from one generation with the high end chip from the previous.

The GeForce 7950 GX2 spanks the pants off the 8400 GT, even though the 8400 GT has a higher part number.

A more apt comparison is the fact that the Radeon 9100 was barely more than a rebadged Radeon 7100, which was just a rebadged "original" Radeon, from the technology standpoint. At that point, ATI had been using the first number of the part to designate its Direct3D generation. 7x00 parts were Direct3D 7, 8x00 parts were Direct3D 8, and 9x00 parts were (nominally) Direct3D 9 parts. Yet the 9100 was really only a DirectX 7 part. (At least the X1300 is a DirectX 9 part.)


RE: AMD is getting desparate
By coldpower27 on 5/14/2007 12:00:45 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah ATI has done the renaming of older generation hardware to new.

Radeon X2300 I think is supposed to be a low end RV5xx with a UVD.

Radeon 9000/9100/9200 were all derived from the Radeon 8500 generation.

Radeon X300/X550/X600 were all derived from 9600 technology.

To be fair we have this occuring on the Nvidia side a little bit as well, Geforce 7100 is actually based on NV44 technology.


RE: AMD is getting desparate
By darkpaw on 5/14/2007 12:55:11 PM , Rating: 2
Nvidia is absolutely guilty of it too, I wasn't intending to single ATI out. The Geforce4 MX is probably the worst case of this ever.


RE: AMD is getting desparate
By defter on 5/14/2007 4:09:38 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Radeon X300/X550/X600 were all derived from 9600 technology. To be fair we have this occuring on the Nvidia side a little bit as well, Geforce 7100 is actually based on NV44 technology.


These aren't as bad, since "X000"-series was based on R300 (SM2) and thus both 9600 and X300 had similar capabilities.

Same applies to GeForce 7100, 6000- and 7000- series cards were all SM3 cards.


RE: AMD is getting desparate
By Dactyl on 5/14/2007 12:47:05 PM , Rating: 2
It's also ridiculous that they're calling it the Mobility Radeon HD 2300. HD is supposed to stand for High Definition. The 2600 and 2900 cards should be able to do graphics and encoding at high def.

Can the 2300? If not, why is it called "HD"?


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