(Press Release) ATI Technologies Inc. has announced that future generations of the RADEON IGP family of integrated graphics and communications processors will support AMD's upcoming AMD Opteron and eighth-generation AMD Athlon processors. The RADEON IGP family is the world's most powerful, feature-rich family of integrated graphics processors and communications processors for the desktop and mobile PC markets.
The RADEON IGP family uses a 64-bit system architecture, supports the latest DDR memory technology, and is the first and only integrated graphics solution to support ATI's industry-leading POWERPLAY power management technology. The RADEON IGP family employs a scalable architecture with AGP 4X support, which allows the user to upgrade their system with a performance graphics board, such as ATI's RADEON 8500. The RADEON IGP family is also the only integrated graphics family to include ATI's patented Fast Z-Clear technology that increases 3D rendering speed, TV-out functionality and HYDRAVISION dual-display support.
The RADEON IGP family also features ATI's exclusive FLEXFIT Universal Platform Architecture, which allows computer manufacturers to control their engineering investment and support costs while still offering a variety of systems, each tailored to a targeted computer segment. FLEXFIT allows computer manufacturers to design products for all segments by creating a baseline platform that can be tailored to satisfy the needs of different market segments without changing the BIOS and driver set or redesigning the motherboard.
The RADEON IGP family incorporates a variety of award-winning RADEON features including ATI's PIXEL TAPESTRY and VIDEO IMMERSION engines. PIXEL TAPESTRY allows the RADEON IGP family of processors to create lifelike environments by combining the industry's fastest rendering engines with an unprecedented set of 3D special effects.