ATI Unveils The MOBILITY FIREGL T2 Mobile Workstation Processor

ATI Unveils The MOBILITY FIREGL T2 Mobile Workstation Processor

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ATI today has unveiled the ultimate graphics processor for the Compaq mobile workstation nw8000. 128 MB high-speed DDR memory with support for QXGA resolutions (2048×1536) the MOBILITY FireGL T2 is perfect for 3DSMax and CAD designers.

See press release below.


ATI unveils the MOBILITY™ FIREGL™ T2 mobile workstation processor

Desktop workstation-class graphics processing power for digital content creators and engineering professionals now available in HP Compaq mobile workstation nw8000

MARKHAM, ON –- Delivering an impressive combination of innovative technologies and desktop performance levels to the mobile workstation market segment, ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX:ATY, NASDAQ:ATYT) today unveiled the MOBILITY™ FireGL™ T2 mobile workstation processor.

Now shipping in the industry-leading HP Compaq mobile workstation nw8000, the MOBILITY FireGL T2 delivers the industry’s best mobile workstation performance in key benchmarks including Viewperf 3dsmax-02 and proe-02 test suites(1) . It also delivers lightning-fast geometry processing, realistic rendering, and optimized application performance for developers, CAD engineers and digital content creators.

“The MOBILITY FireGL T2 delivers the ultimate combination of performance, portability, workstation features, and application certified software support for workstation users who no longer want to be strapped to the confines of their office,” said Dinesh Sharma, Director of Workstation Products, ATI Technologies Inc. “The HP Compaq mobile workstation nw8000 has set the new gold standard for mobile workstation-class notebook PCs.”

ATI’s MOBILITY FireGL T2 raises the bar in the mobile workstation market. For the first time, mobile workstations can deliver stunning graphics performance that rivals many desktop-class workstations. Based on the powerful FGL™ 9600 Visual Processing Unit (VPU), the MOBILITY FireGL T2 features the industry’s highest performance mobile workstation solution and widest array of workstation features including:

– Certified for leading applications in the CAD and DCC markets
– Proven OpenGL® and DirectX® 9 drivers with support for Windows® and Linux® platforms
– 128 MB high-speed DDR memory with 128-bit memory interface
– Hardware accelerated rendering for lightning fast 3D and 2D graphics acceleration
– Complete array of workstation features and functionality including dual monitor support, hardware accelerated anti-aliasing, overlay planes and more, providing superior image quality and productivity
– Fully programmable pixel and vertex shader support is now possible with ATI’s SMARTSHADER™ technology, providing more control over content creation and added realism. Enables advanced per-pixel effects such as reflective bump mapping, anisotropic lighting and Phong shading
– Maximized battery life and performance with ATI’s POWERPLAY™ technology
– POWER-ON-DEMAND – constantly monitors system activity, dynamically adjusting clocks and voltage based on user scenario
– Up to 6 textures per single rendering pass and 8 samples per pixel
– 16 programmable sample modes, selectable on a per pixel basis
– Complete array of workstation features and functionality including dual monitor support, hardware accelerated anti-aliasing, overlay planes and more, providing superior image quality and productivity
– Integrated dual-channel LVDS, with support for QXGA resolutions (2048×1536) with an integrated 165 MHz TMDS transmitter (Digital Flat Panels)

(1) Mobility FireGL T2 running in HP nw8000 – 3D Studio Max – 13.71, Pro ENGINEER – 24.50; Nvidia Quadro FX Go700 running in similarly configured competitive mobile workstation – 3D Studio Max – 13.27, Pro ENGINEER – 22.13

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