ATI Radeon HD 2600 and
ATI Radeon HD 2400 graphics processors available at knockout price points
SUNNYVALE, Calif. — June 28, 2007 –AMD today
announced the arrival of the ATI Radeon HD 2600 and ATI Radeon HD 2400
series, the mid-range and entry-level graphics processors in the ATI Radeon HD
2000 series. These next-generation graphics processing units (GPU) bring
premium support for Windows Vista with feature-rich DirectX 10 graphics, and
built-in multimedia functions for an immersive HD video experience on the PC.
Ranging from USD $89-$149 (SEP) for the ATI Radeon HD 2600 series and USD
$50-$85 (SEP) for the ATI Radeon HD 2400 series2, the new graphics solutions
deliver compelling performance and image quality at an unbelievable price
point. The ATI Radeon HD 2600 and ATI Radeon 2400 series have enjoyed broad
customer adoption and are designed into a significant number of major OEM
mainstream and value DirectX 10 PCs to be shipped in 2007.
“The ATI Radeon HD 2600 and ATI Radeon HD 2400 series drive
high definition innovation to the mainstream with an incredible price and
performance proposition,” said Rick Bergman, senior vice president, AMD
Graphics Products Group. “With the launch of these new products, AMD is
broadening the reach of The Ultimate Visual Experience™ by putting
next-generation, DirectX 10 discrete graphics technology within reach for more
users than ever before.”
The ATI Radeon HD 2600 and ATI Radeon HD 2400 series deliver
remarkable gaming performance and maximize the HD visual effects within Windows
Vista and DirectX 10. The powerful second-generation unified shader
architecture introduces the era of immersive HD gaming, delivering an ideal
balance of high performance, advanced visual effects and breathtaking realism
for both the casual and avid gamer. Gamers wanting more horsepower will
discover that both series feature native ATI CrossFire technology, allowing
for a wider variety of multi-GPU configurations.
The ATI Radeon HD 2600 series and ATI Radeon HD 2400 series
provide powerful graphics performance for quick multitasking between
applications with the Windows AeroTM 3D user interface. ATI Catalyst graphics
management software is certified for Windows Vista and is designed for quick
and easy setup of graphics, video, and multiple displays.
Both series feature the Unified Video Decoder (UVD) for
advanced hardware HD video processing and HDMI with built-in HD audio
controller for stunning big-screen entertainment. Home theater aficionados will
be captivated by ATI Avivo HD technology that delivers sharp images and
vibrant color fidelity for Blu-ray and HD DVD content.
With support for Blu-ray discs and HD DVDs, CyberLink’s
PowerDVD Ultra, now offers support for UVD technology from AMD, ensuring
enhanced video quality with low CPU utilization.
“Through a joint effort, CyberLink and AMD are bringing high-quality
video playback for the latest ATI Radeon HD 2600 and ATI Radeon HD 2400 series
graphics cards,” said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink Corp. “It is quite an
achievement for both AMD and CyberLink to satisfy the growing demand for
high-definition video performance within the mainstream PC market.
Using an energy-efficient 65 nm process technology to reduce
power consumption, certain ATI Radeon HD 2600 series and ATI Radeon HD 2400
series models are designed to be passively cooled for a quieter home theatre
experience. Availability for both products is expected in early July.