AMD HAS RELEASED a new GPU for embedded graphics applications with more than triple the 3D graphics performance of its earlier embedded products.
The ATI Radeon E4690 GPU supports Microsoft DirectX 10.1 and OpenGL 3.0. The second-generation AMD Unified Video Decoder includes hardware acceleration of H.264 and VC-1 high-definition video as well as MPEG-2. It has 512MB of 700MHz GDDR3 graphics memory on chip.
According to a company press release it will been seen under the bonnets of arcade systems, digital signage and casino systems.
AMD insists that the chip is the industry's only embedded graphics chip that offers DirectX 10.1 and UVD 2.0 support. No word on price or distribution yet. µ