AMD's World Renowned ATI Radeon(TM) HD 4800 Series Found In High Performance iMac and Mac Pro Computers Complements Snow Leopard With OpenCL

Leading ATI Radeon(TM) Graphics With OpenCL Deliver High Performance for Next Generation Mac Operating System

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced that the world renowned ATI Radeon(TM) HD 4800 series, now found in some of the highest performance iMac and Mac Pro configurations, complements Snow Leopard's fully compliant OpenCL Version 1.0 implementation. As an open standard specification, OpenCL is a key enabler of ATI Stream technology, which allows developers to create highly efficient applications balanced across CPU and GPU resources for superior performance running on Snow Leopard systems.

"Software developers can better serve end-users through open standards and OpenCL, a major component of Snow Leopard, that enables AMD's ATI Stream technology to accelerate mainstream applications through the processing the power of a GPU," said Rick Bergman, senior vice president and general manager, AMD Products Group. "Whether you're enjoying HD multimedia content or playing the newest games, the ATI Radeon(TM) HD 4870 and ATI Radeon(TM) HD 4850 in the latest Mac Pro and iMac help ATI Stream-enabled applications run faster."

    --  ATI Radeon HD 4870 graphics are available in the latest Mac Pro, while
        the ATI Radeon HD 4850 graphics power the latest iMac. Designed as
        high-performance parts for the ATI Radeon(TM) HD 4000 family of
        products, these feature-rich graphics processors redefine computer
        entertainment with advanced capabilities including support for the
        latest games and a home theater-quality HD multimedia experience on
        HD-capable monitors for use at work, at home or at play.

    --  ATI Stream technology leverages multi-core CPU and GPU architectures to
        accelerate the execution of stream-enabled highly parallel functions
        enabling software developers to enable improved performance and
        interactivity across a broad range of OpenCL capable compute platforms.


    --  ATI Stream technology
    --  ATI Radeon(TM) graphics processors
    --  Performance benefits and competitive results for ATI Radeon

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