News: ATI has announced the release of its Mobility Radeon 9000. In their press release, ATI boasts this as the "World's first mobile graphics solution with programmable pixel shaders delivers stunning 3D performance and impeccable photo-realism".
The impressive list of new features found in the MOBILITY RADEON 9000 includes:
Hardware support for version 1.4 programmable pixel and vertex shaders: ATI's SMARTSHADER technology takes full advantage of the advanced new features in Microsoft® DirectX® 8.1 and means even the newest and most advanced 3D games will be fully supported;
The world's first mobile quad-pipe 3D architecture: Four parallel rendering pipelines to power the most challenging games and 3D business multimedia applications with amazing speed;
POWERPLAY 3.0, a significantly enhanced version of ATI's industry-leading power management technology which extends battery life in 3D applications and DVD playback, enabling, for example, full playback of feature-length movies. Enhancements include a new user interface and more user control over power management features, and improved power-to-performance ratios;
Industry-leading Internet video streaming: New FULLSTREAM technology leverages pixel shaders to accelerate video, remove blocky artifacts and improve the quality and scalability of streaming video;
Flexible multiple display architecture supported by HYDRAVISION ATI's desktop management software enabling productive and effective use of multiple displays and presentation software.
A host of other features including ATI ZOOM (to quickly and easily toggle between screen resolutions), an improved ratiometric expansion filter which provides clearer, crisper text and 2D graphics, and frame modulation, which makes 18-bit LCD panels look like high quality 24-bit panels.
Notebooks featuring the Mobility Radeon 9000 will begin shipping in September.