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.
|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."