AMD has announced two new graphics processors designed to provide DirectX 10.1 gaming and HD-video capability in low-power packages for laptops. The ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4830 and 4860 are the company's - and the world's - first processors manufactured on a 40nm process. And they're built in the fabs of TSMC, the Taiwanese …
Lots of firsts
But still can't release some decent Linux drivers though :)
I'm off pass the tux please.
AMD/ATI = The Sux
Seriously who cares about their firsts? AMD/ATI have always been second rate when it comes to graphics. Drivers have always been iffy at best and the hardware may be on top for a short time. But in the end Nvidia always stomp them. Who cares about DX10.1 no real difference that I can tell between DX10 or 10.1 and yes I use both AMD and Nvidia chips. Stuff AMD/ATI I'll stick with good ol' Nvidia
Not looking back.
After years of using ATi Radeon cards I got thoroughly sick of the increasingly buggy drivers last year and switched to nVidia. The stability is refreshing, the performance great, and I wouldn't be tempted back to ATi/AMD even if they managed to sell their graphics cards for half the cost of the nVidia equivalent. Whilst I rate AMD CPUs as top-notch, I really hope they get some AMD people sorting out the ATi part of the company, and fast!
Let's hope the ground breaking technology shows a significant performance advantage!
i still need drivers for 98 second edition
I agree we need proper good quality Linux drivers. the current ones are naff, they don’t work when you get round to doing anything that requires the graphics cards power..
Come on AMD send ATi some Linux geeks to sort this out.