AMD has announced two notebook platforms designed to provide improved multimedia applications and 3D gaming performance, named as Tigris and Congo. Tigris was already been adopted by 8 OEMs and which supports full 1080p HD playback and offers up to 25 percent longer battery life than previous AMD mobile platforms.
Lets hear AMD spokesperson Bob Grim’s words,
“Although the platform is designed for mobility, it provides a full PC experience and, unlike netbooks, doesn’t sacrifice options that are important for 3D gaming and other multimedia applications. For example, the platform features DX10.1 graphic support, along with a 45nm ‘Stars’ core that offers improved digital media performance. It is also capable of achieving up to 42 percent better performance when using digital media applications.”
Grim also added that AMD engineers had developed a number of low power innovations for the mainstream platform, including PSI support, frame buffer compression and dynamic backlight reduction.
AMD has also unveiled a second generation, ultrathin notebook platform – codenamed as Congo.
The thin platform offers multi-core performance, ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics, a dual channel memory controller, low-profile BGA package for processors and an 800 MHz hyper-transport link.