Wednesday, September 14th 2011

AMD Set to Deliver Next Generation x86 Platforms for Windows 8

AMD announced today that it has created drivers to enable support for the upcoming Windows 8 operating system on AMD-based tablets, netbooks, PCs and servers. Continuing a long history of collaboration, AMD is working closely with Microsoft to empower a new generation of innovative PCs and small form factor computing devices.

Currently available Windows 7-based PCs powered by AMD VISION technology deliver multi-core processing for amazing performance, discrete-level graphics for brilliant HD experiences, and AMD AllDay Power for entertainment on the go. Furthermore, AMD VISION Engine Software is uniquely tailored to unlock visual computing with AMD Radeon Cores and video accelerators that enable vivid HD, AMD Steady Video software and accelerated applications like blazing fast Internet browsing.

For business customers, the combination of AMD Opteron processors and Windows Server helps deliver a solid foundation for long-term value and leading-edge price performance, enabling cost-effective virtualization, versatile Web and application serving, and capacity-rich data management.

“The unparalleled combination of AMD APU technology and Windows 8 will enable incredibly immersive and brilliant computing experiences,” said Rick Bergman, senior vice president and general manager, AMD Product Group. “With more than 320 design wins for our industry-leading APU technology to date, and a long history of innovation, AMD delivers the ideal platforms to bring Windows 8 to life on tablets, netbooks, notebooks and desktop PCs, leveraging the full performance of 64-bit x86 computing, the most pervasive and robust ecosystem.”

“We are excited about the immense potential for outstanding experiences that will be enabled by Windows 8 running on AMD-based PCs and tablets,” said Mike Angiulo, corporate vice president of Windows Planning, Hardware and PC Ecosystem at Microsoft Corp. “From enabling the latest 3D graphics for games to HD video creation and playback, AMD is accelerating the performance of applications by making it easier for developers to harness the full compute capabilities of a range of devices.”

As the only supplier offering Accelerated Processing Units (APUs), CPUs and discrete GPUs, AMD offers a broad range of computing platforms, including notebook and desktop PCs, tablets, workstations and servers, that are ideally suited to support Windows 8 and offer compatibility with a pervasive x86 ecosystem. AMD technology offers a compelling platform for the forthcoming Windows 8, with native support for Microsoft DirectX 11, C++ AMP, OpenCL and Accelerated HTML5, as well as planned support of DirectX 11.1 features.

AMD PC and Server Platforms for Windows 8:
  • AMD Z-Series family of APUs for HD tablets
  • AMD C-Series and E-Series APU families for ultrathin and mainstream notebooks and netbooks
  • AMD A-Series family of APUs for high-performance notebooks and desktops
  • Forthcoming AMD FX 8-Core Processor Black Edition for high-performance desktops
  • AMD FirePro professional graphics for desktops and workstations
  • AMD Radeon graphics for desktop and notebook PCs and embedded applications
  • AMD Radeon embedded graphics for mobile
  • AMD Opteron 6000 Series platform offering the industry’s only twelve-core x86 processor for servers
  • AMD Opteron 4000 Series platform including the world’s lowest power-per-core server processor
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22 Comments on AMD Set to Deliver Next Generation x86 Platforms for Windows 8

#1
NC37
This post needs "AMD" written a few more times. I don't think the name got used to the most optimal effect :rolleyes: :D
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#2
b82rez
This sounds more like an AMD promo than actual news... I'm sure other hardware will run Windows 8 fine as well! :confused:
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#3
naoan
Oh, so FX will still use the Black Edition monicker huh?
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#4
Assimilator
How 'bout you stop announcing and start actually RELEASING, huh AMD?
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#6
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
This seems like nothing of importance, just a company promoting their products for Windows 8 which launches in 2012.
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#7
Jegergrim
Moar promo and less information please :mad:
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#8
TheLaughingMan
Really?! AMD, a major brand in computer components, is going to be making drivers for Microsoft Windows, the most dominant consumer operating system! I would have never guessed they wanted to you know....sell stuff in the future. Will Nvidia and Intel be making drivers as well, or will Windows 8 be an AMD only operating system? I am sure Microsoft wants to be like Apple and limit their customer's choices, sells outlets, and alienate the majority of the public cause that is how you make the billions.

And if you didn't get my sarcasm, this is a "no duh" article. Its news, but its superfluous news.
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#9
TheMailMan78
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by: TheLaughingMan
Really?! AMD, a major brand in computer components, is going to be making drivers for Microsoft Windows, the most dominant consumer operating system! I would have never guessed they wanted to you know....sell stuff in the future. Will Nvidia and Intel be making drivers as well, or will Windows 8 be an AMD only operating system? I am sure Microsoft wants to be like Apple and limit their customer's choices, sells outlets, and alienate the majority of the public cause that is how you make the billions.

And if you didn't get my sarcasm, this is a "no duh" article. Its news, but its superfluous news.
Well you know AMD will AMD. So by the time AMD goes full blown AMD we will be on the new AMD and the new AMD VISION technology.
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#10
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
Well this is one more way for AMD to get more of there name out there . Intel seems to be lacking in promotional ability as of late . SO windows 8 is going to be an AMD OS then ? Intel is out now ?
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#11
TheLaughingMan
by: TheMailMan78
Well you know AMD will AMD. So by the time AMD goes full blown AMD we will be on the new AMD and the new AMD VISION technology.
AMD != Smurf

Don't try to smurfing smurf the word AMD into every smurfing sentence. You are going to make me smurfing lose my smurf in this smurf.
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#12
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
by: TheLaughingMan
AMD != Smurf

Don't try to smurfing smurf the word AMD into every smurfing sentence. You are going to make me smurfing lose my smurf in this smurf.
I am smuffing out loud :roll:
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#13
v12dock
stealing there GPU marketing technique, a new product every $10s
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#14
Lionheart
Go AMD, ingnore the haters....^_^
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#15
[H]@RD5TUFF
by: b82rez
This sounds more like an AMD promo than actual news... I'm sure other hardware will run Windows 8 fine as well! :confused:
Kinda what I'm thinking.
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#16
eidairaman1
Win 7 Runs perfectly fine on R9500 and Higher, Unknown about anything less than that, same with a P3/Duron or faster.
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#17
AphexDreamer
What does Win 8 Bring on the table for us, graphically speaking anyways?
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#18
eidairaman1
by: AphexDreamer
What does Win 8 Bring on the table for us, graphically speaking anyways?
its more tile/tablet pc based
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#19
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
This just in .. Intel can run windows 8 with out any additional programing . :rockout:
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#20
Steevo
by: trickson
This just in .. Intel can run windows 8 with out any additional programing . :rockout:
With 4 bit graphics :laugh:

OpenCL is taking more of a front seat approach in Windows 8, something I'm not sure Intel is ready for or capable of handling.

I wonder how long it is before Microsoft decides to get a OS for android powered phones out there? Dual boot your phone anyone?
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