Following its recent appointment as AMD Embedded’s strategic sales and marketing representative partner in Southern Europe, Ismosys has released details of the AMD and Microsoft collaboration to empower a new generation of innovative PCs and small form factor computing devices.
Continuing a long history of collaboration, AMD has been working closely with Microsoft to create drivers that support the latter’s upcoming Windows 8 operating system on AMD-based tablets, netbooks, PCs and servers.
Currently available Windows 7-based PCs powered by AMD’s 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”, said Ismosys MD Nigel Watts. “AMD is the only supplier offering Accelerated Processing Units (APUs), CPUs and discrete GPUs and therefore 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”.
Business customers will benefit from the combination of AMD Opteron™ processors and Windows Server, which will enable cost-effective virtualisation, versatile Web & application serving and capacity-rich data management. Furthermore, AMD’s 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.
“AMD has achieved more than 320 design wins for its industry-leading APU technology to date. Leveraging the full performance of 64-bit x86 computing, the most pervasive and robust ecosystem, AMD is delivering the ideal platforms to bring Windows 8 to life on next-generation high-performance computing platforms”, Watts concluded.