AMD was first to the market with its DirectX 11 desktop part, and now it's also the first to the mobile space with the introduction of the ATI Mobility Radeon 5000 series: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5800, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5700, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5600 and ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5400.
This top-to-bottom family of notebook graphics will also bring ATI Eyefinity multi-display technology to the portable space.
As Loyd Case points out in his coverage of CES, AMD’s product numbering scheme is a little confusing as the Mobility Radeon HD 5870 has half the shader units of a desktop-class Radeon HD 5870. AMD insists that "5800" means it's the fastest of its class, not that the name itself with it carries any quantifiable information.
|Header Cell - Column 0||Mobility Radeon HD 5800-Series||Mobility Radeon HD 5700-Series||Mobility Radeon HD 5400-Series|
|Transistor Count||1.04 billion||626 million||242 million|
|Video Memory||1GB GDDR5/3 (or DDR3)||512MB / 1GB GDDR5/3 (or DDR3)||256MB/512MB/1GB GDDR5/3 (or DDR3/2)|
Earlier this week, AMD announced that it extended its Vision branding initiative to businesses with the "Vision Pro Technology" banner, which aims to help businesses "increase productivity and gain competitive advantage by enabling visually stunning communications, marketing and sales materials."
I can just see adding this to my laptop if it were possible. :D
ATI leading the way
Anandtech has a more coverage of this release.
just how much graphics power do you need to show Powerpoint slides?
Does your slide has h264 video or a 3D model in it? Just kiddin', lol.
I'd like to have a 5670 just to play decently WoW/MW2/GRID/DiRT2 at an affordable price on the go. I hate to travel long distances watching my breath taking PP's in it (lol). Did I mention I carry 2 truck batteries on my briefcase just in case? lol
-The first rumored benchmarks on this pretty baby supposedly put performance at 5770 level in 3DMark scores, which makes sense, because the 4870 performs about the same in 3DMark benchmarks. Overall, this is more like a 4870 in specifications, with the 5770 powersaving features and improved manufacturing process (40m). So, if this was a desktop part, it would be slightly superior to either a 4870 or 5770. For a laptop part, this should be easily superior to the 55nm G92 based Nvidia 280m.
With most gaming titles being multi-platform (read console ports), it should be possible to have a perfect, smooth gaming experience on a laptop now. Of course, if you have about $1700, that is.
-Its good to see Asus in the mix tho, they seem to price their laptops fairly, even if they have high end parts like this. (If Alienware had the first mobility 5870 in a laptop, they'd charge 3k).
-God damn it. I looked at Anandtech's spec sheet, and its got a bus width of 128-bit. I suppose that makes some of the things I said above, kinda... silly. *sigh*