TAIPEI, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--At a press conference in Taipei, Taiwan today, AMD (NYSE: AMD) publicly demonstrated the world’s first Microsoft DirectX® 11 graphics processor. The series of demonstrations shed new light on the significantly improved computing experience set to debut at the end of 2009.1 The fusion of AMD’s new ground-breaking graphics processors with the forthcoming DirectX 11 programming interface is set to forever change both applications and PC gaming for the better. To illustrate, AMD showed numerous examples of faster application performance and new game features using the world’s first true DirectX 11 graphics processor.
“AMD has a long track record of delivering pioneering features that have gone on to become mainstays in the DirectX experience, and we’re doing it again with two mature, AMD-developed technologies in DirectX 11 – tessellation and the compute shader – both of which enable a better DirectX 11 experience for consumers,” said Rick Bergman, Senior Vice President, AMD Products Group. “Today, we’re previewing AMD’s DirectX 11 graphics processor to build enthusiasm for this key technology so developers will have games available at launch and shortly thereafter. With the benefits it delivers to gaming, applications and Windows 7, developers are lining up to get their hands on our hardware, and we’re confident that consumers will too.”
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1. Improved computing experience based on comparisons of DirectX 10 in combination with full DirectX 10-compliant hardware vs. DirectX 11 in combination with full DirectX 11-compliant hardware.
2. Video conversion requires ATI Stream-enabled software and may be subject to digital rights management restrictions. Faster Windows 7 applications were demonstrated at Computex 2009 where drag-and-drop transcoding using ATI Stream technology encoded an HD media file in 82 seconds vs. an encoding time of 160 seconds without ATI Stream acceleration. System specifications: Windows 7 Ultimate – Build 7077, MSI DKA790GX Platinum motherboard, 1 x 2GB Corsair CM2X2048-8500C5D memory (5-5-5-15 timings), Athlon 64 X2 5000+ processor, ATI Radeon HD 4890 graphics card and Sony NWZ-A726 Portable Media Player.