History tells us not to expect a whole lot from entry-level graphics solutions. You're not going to fire up a demanding DirectX 11 title and crank up the settings on a lower end graphics card, for example, and while that holds true for AMD's new Radeon E6460 embedded discrete GPU, this entry-level graphics chip sports other talents, like the ability to support up to four simultaneous displays.
AMD's billing the E6460 as a long-term solution with five years of planned supply availability.
"The AMD Radeon E6460 GPU provides the high value, small footprint, and long supply demanded by embedded customers," said Richard Jaenicke , director of Embedded Client Business for AMD. "With a footprint-compatible subset of the high-performance AMD E6760 GPU, the new AMD Radeon E6460 GPU enables broadly scalable graphics and multimedia performance in a single board design."
While you're not going to run the latest and greatest games on high resolutions with all the eye candy turned up, the E6460 can render DX11 graphics. It also features 512MB of GDDR5 memory, a third generation unified video decoder that enables dual-HD decoding of H.264, VC-1, MPEG4, and MPEG2 compressed video streams, and more than double the 3D performance of the ATI Radeon E2400 GPU.
Keeping in mind this is an embedded GPU, AMD said it's specifically targeting casino gaming, digital signage, instrumentation, and industrial control systems.
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