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Arrival of Full AMD Radeon(TM) HD 7000M Series Graphics Lineup Ushers in New Era for Mobile Graphics
Brings Outstanding Performance and Power Efficiency With Graphics Core Next Architecture and AMD Enduro(TM) Technology

SUNNYVALE, CA, Apr 24, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today introduced its full line of revolutionary mobile discrete graphics based on the company's acclaimed Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture, which includes the AMD Radeon(TM) HD 7900M, HD 7800M, and HD 7700M Series GPUs.(1) New to the AMD Radeon HD 7000M Series is AMD Enduro(TM) technology(2), the latest cutting-edge power solution from AMD which automatically and seamlessly switches between integrated graphics and the AMD Radeon(TM) discrete GPU, depending on system or application requirements -- helping to maximize battery life without having to compromise performance. Based on the latest 28nm process technology, and fully equipped with DirectX(R) 11.1 support, the AMD Radeon HD 7000M Series of GPUs represent the most feature-rich mobile graphics launch since the company introduced its mobile product line.(3)

"Three years ago AMD set out to push the graphics boundaries on notebook computers, and since then we've done exactly that with each of our mobile launches," said Matt Skynner, corporate vice president and general manager, GPU Division, AMD. "With our latest AMD Radeon HD 7000M Series GPUs, we've introduced one of AMD Graphics' most technologically advanced single-GPU notebook graphics processor ever, brought GCN to the mobile market, and introduced AMD Enduro technology, a cutting-edge solution that radically merges power efficiency with performance."

With the AMD Radeon HD 7900M Series graphics processors, ultra-enthusiasts can truly take gaming on the road, crank settings to the max and dominate their games wherever they set their notebook down. The AMD Radeon HD 7800M Series GPUs deliver exceptional performance and provide top-tier mobile experiences for those seeking to take advantage of the latest games and digital entertainment. The AMD Radeon HD 7700M Series is meant for those users demanding performance and power efficiency.

In addition to AMD Enduro technology, the AMD Radeon HD 7000M Series GPUs are also equipped with AMD power gating technology, which dynamically shuts down portions of the GPU when not in use, powering them back up when workloads increase, and AMD ZeroCore technology, which effectively powers the GPU down to a virtually zero-watt state when the AMD Radeon HD 7000M Series GPU switches to inactive mode.(3)

The AMD Radeon HD 7000M Series includes:

--  New Graphics Core Next architecture for great performance: AMD's
    revolutionary architecture uses 28nm process technology and provides
    unified graphics processing and compute cores, which provides
    cutting-edge gaming and compute performance, high compute density with
    multi-tasking, and amazing scalability and flexibility.(1)
--  AMD App Acceleration lets you do more, faster: Enthusiasts will enjoy
    amazing GPGPU performance and support for OpenCL(TM) and
    DirectCompute APIs. It also supports new features in many top media,
    entertainment and everyday productivity applications to help improve
    overall user experiences.(4)
--  AMD HD Media Accelerator: AMD HD Media Accelerator has been designed
    to help optimize and dramatically improve video playback on PCs by
    taking advantage of the hardware video acceleration of AMD
    Radeon(TM) GPUs. Users can watch the latest Blu-ray movies, online
    videos and other HD content including DivX(TM) files beyond 1080p,
    in full 3D with low power and low noise with GPU acceleration and
    enhanced features.(5)
--  Next Generation AMD Eyefinity technology: AMD Eyefinity Technology
    provides the flexibility to add up to six displays in a seamless,
    easy-to-configure package. Enhancements for AMD Radeon 7000M Series
    Graphics feature all-new support for stereo-3D, universal bezel
    compensation and new display configurations.(6)
--  Microsoft DirectX Support: AMD Radeon HD 7000M Graphics GPUs fully
    support Microsoft DirectX 11.1, which supports the most demanding game
    titles when set at high resolutions at high settings.

Supporting Resources

--  Learn more about the AMD Radeon HD 7000M Series GPUs
--  Learn more about GCN Architecture
--  Follow AMD graphics news on Twitter at @AMDRadeon
--  Become a fan of AMD technology on Facebook

About AMD AMD (NYSE: AMD) is a semiconductor design innovator leading the next era of vivid digital experiences with its groundbreaking AMD 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.

AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, and combinations thereof, are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Other names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Additional hardware (e.g. Blu-ray drive, HD or 10-bit monitor, TV tuner, wirelessly enabled HDTV) and/or software (e.g. multimedia applications) are required for the full enablement of some features. HD Video display requires an HD video source. 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.

(1) The GCN Architecture and its associated features (AMD Enduro(TM), AMD ZeroCore Power technology, DDM Audio, and 28nm production) are exclusive to the AMD Radeon(TM) HD 7700M, HD 7800M and HD 7900M Series Graphics.

(2) AMD Enduro(TM) technology requires either an AMD "A" series or "E" series APU or an Intel processor, plus an AMD Radeon(TM) HD 7000M series discrete graphics configuration and is available on Windows(R) 7 Professional, Windows(R) 7 Ultimate, Windows(R) 7 Home Premium, and/or Windows(R) 7 Home Basic OS. Linux OS supports manual switching which requires restart of X-Server to switch between graphics solutions. Not all AMD Radeon(TM) HD 7000M series GPU features and capabilities may be supported on all AMD Enduro(TM) technology-enabled components or systems -- always check with your component or system manufacturer for specific mode capabilities and supported technologies.

(3) AMD Power Management technologies (e.g. AMD ZeroCore Power technology, AMD Enduro technology and AMD PowerPlay(TM) technology) are a family of technologies, offered by certain AMD Radeon(TM) products, which are designed to intelligently reduce or eliminate GPU power consumption in response to certain GPU load conditions. Not all products feature all technologies -- check with your component or system manufacturer for specific model capabilities.

(4) AMD App Acceleration is a set of technologies designed to improve video quality and enhance application performance. Full enablement of some features requires support for OpenCL(TM) or DirectCompute (including AMD's Universal Video Decoder (UVD). Not all products have all features and full enablement of some capabilities and may require complementary products.

(5) AMD HD3D is a technology designed to enable stereoscopic 3D support in games, movies and/or photos. Requires 3D stereo drivers, glasses, and display. 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. A list of supported stereoscopic 3D hardware is available at http://www.amd.com/HD3D.

(6) AMD Eyefinity technology works with games that support non-standard aspect ratios, which is required for panning across multiple displays. To enable more than two displays, additional panels with native DisplayPort(TM) connectors, and/or DisplayPort(TM) compliant active adapters to convert your monitor's native input to your cards DisplayPort(TM) or Mini-DisplayPort(TM) connector(s), are required. Support for six simultaneous displays may require complementary products compatible with DisplayPort 1.2 Multi-Stream Transport. Maximum number of configured displays may vary -- check with your component or system manufacturer for specific model capabilities and supported technologies. SLS ("Single Large Surface") functionality requires an identical display resolution on all configured displays.

Contact:
Dave Erskine
AMD Public Relations
(289) 695-0903
Email Contact

Matthew Kanas
Edelman for AMD
(416) 849-3324
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