Graphics chip and card maker
ATI Technologies Inc
today announced the Mobility Radeon 9000, a new product aimed at the mobile graphics market.
Although the announcement today wasn’t specifically aimed at the Macintosh market, ATI is a strong player in the Mac business — its retail cards are available for the Mac, and Apple uses several of ATI’s graphics processors in its systems — including both the iBook and PowerBook G4.
Features in the Mobility Radeon 9000 include hardware support for version 1.4 programmable pixel and vertex shaders, the world’s first mobile quad-pipe 3D architecture (which provides four parallel rendering pipelines for improved 3D performance), PowerPlay 3.0, the latest version of ATI’s power management technology; Fullstream video acceleration technology; and other features as well.
ATI said the Mobility Radeon 9000 would be available in September.