AMD Intros Mobility Radeon 5000 Series DirectX 11 Graphics
AMD today introduced its Mobility Radeon 5000 series of DirectX 11 graphics cards for notebooks. The new series includes the Radeon HD 5800, HD 5700, HD 5600, and HD 5400. The Mobility Radeon 5000 series is the first graphics card series for notebooks that supports DirectX 11. They also support DirectCompute 11, which is part of DirectX 11 and allows applications to take advantage of the graphics card’s processing power.
AMD says the Mobility Radeon 5000 series has four times the performance per watt over the last two generations of ATI Mobility Radeon graphics cards and also have additional battery saving features, such as the ability to dim the screen without using software. The 5000 series is built on AMD’s new 40nm process and support GDDR5 memory. Notebooks with the ATI Mobility Radeon 5000 series will start to become available in January.