AMD is hinting at new technology show by showing a pre-production version of a Mobility Radeon HD 4000 chipset. Although AMD has yet to publicly discuss the hardware, the company’s booth at the Japanese expo contains a clearly identified test bed with the notebook-oriented chipset demonstrating its full hardware Blu-ray video decoding.
The demo unit has a large expansion card and a desktop-class cooler but is believed to be using these only for simplicity’s sake in the development phase. Most production notebooks often use custom-designed cooling and embedded graphics that are impractical outside of complete systems.
AMD demos mobility Radeon 4000 in Japan
Source: Guru of 3D
Apparently in Japan AMD is publicly showing off an updated version of their mobility discrete graphics product that will fall under the Radeon HD 4000-series moniker. The new part will obviously offer improved graphics and gaming performance but also adds full hardware decode support for Blu-ray video. Power consumption is always a keep factor in mobility parts and with the recent release of AMD’s HD 4350 and 4550 GPUs we know that AMD has that particular issue well in control.