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AMD & Windows 7: A Rich Computing Experience 

Consumers and businesses running the Windows® 7 operating system on AMD technology-based PCs can achieve an advanced, visually dynamic, powerful, and rich computing experience on a stable and consistent platform.

Superior Visual Experience

AMD technologies help enrich consumers’ digital lives and help drive business productivity by enabling a smooth Windows 7 experience. ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series graphics cards and software drivers are the first to offer support for Microsoft DirectX® 11 technology, which delivers next generation 3D graphics with tessellation for rich 3D detail for games and other applications.

Stability and Consistency

AMD technologies help enable the stability and consistency customers need for their unique Windows 7 experience. A single, unified graphics driver, supporting Windows Vista® and Windows 7 operating systems, maintains AMD’s graphics drivers’ performance and stability. The combination of the Windows 7 security feature, PatchGuard, with AMD’s Enhanced Virus Protection* (EVP) and open-standards-based TPM support, help safeguard users’ work. AMD’s consistent leadership in driving 64-bit computing to the mainstream is evident with Microsoft’s release of Windows 7.

Power Management

AMD multi-core processors are designed for Windows 7 with an advanced driver designed to enable long battery life for a superior mobile experience. Advanced AMD technologies like AMD
PowerNow!™ 2.0, ATI PowerPlay™ and ATI PowerXpress™ help maximize battery life by enabling reduced power consumption while delivering performance on demand.

*As a part of a comprehensive security program, AMD strongly recommends enabling Enhanced Virus Protection (EVP) and using up-to-date third-party antivirus software.

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VISION Technology
VISION from AMD enriches virtually everything that you see, share, and create, so your digital life is more vibrant.


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