AMD Demonstrates First Graphics Processors

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<p><strong>Sunnyvale, Calif. &mdash; Aug. 2</strong><br />AMD reinforced its position as a leader in PC video and display with the successful interoperability testing of a next-generation graphics processor with a native DisplayPort 1.1 transmitter. </p><p>The testing was completed with a Genesis Microchip DisplayPort receiver. </p><p>A breakthrough technology, DisplayPort, aims to unify and standardize display across the desktop and notebook computing environments through a common high-bandwidth interconnect. </p><p>As the first graphics processor provider to demonstrate and support DisplayPort, AMD builds on its successful record of digital video and display innovation on the graphics processor. </p><p>ATI Radeon graphics were first to integrate other display technologies such as high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) and digital visual interface (DVI). </p><p>DisplayPort interfaces are expected to be natively supported in ATI Radeon graphics processors in the early 2008 time frame.<br /><br />&ldquo;AMD has been driving the high-definition transition on the PC with innovative firsts such as integrated HDMI, high-bandwidth digital content protection (HDCP) and our Unified Video Decoder (UVD),&rdquo; said Rick Bergman, senior vice president and general manager. &ldquo;With the successful interoperability testing of the first graphics chip to feature a native DisplayPort transmitter, we are once again breaking new ground in customer-centric innovation by offering increased choice in video and display technologies to our users.&rdquo;<br /><br />DisplayPort is an interface designed to be scalable and allow for true unification of display interfaces. DisplayPort supports both external connections, such as a display to a PC or TV, as well as embedded interface applications, such as inside a notebook PC.<br /><br />&ldquo;Achieving this level of interoperability is the result of a longtime collaboration between AMD and Genesis Microchip,&rdquo; said Alan Kobayashi, Genesis Microchip vice president of DisplayPort and monitor marketing. &ldquo;Like AMD, we believe that the creation of DisplayPort is an industry milestone that will deliver incredible performance in displays and address the growing bandwidth concerns of any high-resolution audio and video application.&rdquo;</p>

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