AMD's Custom HD Graphics Processor Enables Immersive HD Multimedia Gaming Entertainment for Nintendo's New Wii U(TM) Console
LOS ANGELES, CA, Jun 07, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
Today at E3, AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced its support for Nintendo's
newly-announced Wii U(TM) system, as a new way to enjoy HD console
gaming entertainment. The custom AMD Radeon(TM) HD GPU reflects the
best characteristics of AMD's graphics technology solutions:
high-definition graphics support; rich multimedia acceleration and
playback; and multiple display support. As an industry leader, AMD
has supplied the game console market with graphics expertise and
ongoing support for more than 10 years.
"We greatly value our synergistic relationship with the AMD design
team. The AMD custom graphics processor delivers the best of AMD's
world-class graphics expertise. AMD will support our vision of
innovating play through unique entertainment experiences," said Genyo
Takeda, senior managing director, Integrated Research & Development
of Nintendo Co. Ltd.
"AMD shares Nintendo's excitement for the new HD entertainment
experience planned for the Wii U console," said David Wang, corporate
vice president of Silicon Engineering, AMD. "We're proud to provide
our leading-edge HD multimedia graphics engine to power the new
entertainment features of the console. Nintendo is a highly-valued
customer and we look forward to the launch in 2012."
AMD custom graphics enable the new Nintendo system to provide
exciting, immersive game play and interaction for consumers around
the world. The AMD custom graphics processor features a modern and
rich graphics processing core, allowing the new console to shine with
new graphics capabilities.
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AMD (NYSE: AMD) is a semiconductor design innovator leading
the next era of vivid digital experiences with its groundbreaking AMD
Fusion Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) that power a wide range of
computing devices. AMD's server computing products are focused on
driving industry-leading cloud computing and virtualization
environments. AMD's superior graphics technologies are found in a
variety of solutions ranging from game consoles, PCs to
supercomputers. For more information, visit http://www.amd.com.
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