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AMD Enduro Technology


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Maximum performance and battery life for notebooks featuring AMD Radeon™ HD discrete graphics. The new Enduro technology preview features Mobility Catalyst support, a brand new user interface for expert mode control, and power-source aware behavior to further improve both performance and battery life.

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AMD Enduro Technology

  1. 1. AMD ENDURO™Technology PreviewSeptember, 2012
  2. 2. AMD ENDURO™ TECHNOLOGY FOR NOTEBOOKSDelivers unbeatable battery life with AMD Radeon™ HD discrete graphics – Seamless and automatic – GPU accelerated performance for gaming, video and compute appsNew Technology Preview: Display AMD Enduro™ Control Output – AMD Catalyst™ support AMD Radeon™ – Power source aware Embedded Graphics PCIe GPU – Redesigned UI – Expert mode control and customization |2 AMD Radeon™ Graphics Update | September, 2012 |
  3. 3. AMD ENDURO™ TECHNOLOGY – A BRIEF HISTORYCodename Pre-PowerXpress 3.0 PowerXpress 3.0 PowerXpress 4.0 PowerXpress 5.0 PowerXpress 5.5Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2H12Topology Muxed Muxed or Muxless Muxless Muxless Muxless User-based and AC/DCSwitching Mode User-based switching switching Seamless switching Seamless switching Seamless Switching Fixed and seamless Fixed mode switching switching in one system OpenGL support Catalyst supportNotable based on power source OpenCL support Redesigned UIEnhancements Customized User 0W Power Down Control OEM custom profiles Power source aware |3 AMD Radeon™ Graphics Update | September, 2012 |
  4. 4. AMD ENDURO™ TECHNOLOGY – NEW FOR 2012Available now – OpenGL support for dynamic switching – OpenCL™ GPU support – Full GPU power down to 0WAMD Enduro™ Technology Preview (Codename 5.5) – Redesigned UI – Full user profile control – Power source aware – AMD Catalyst™ Software driver support |4 AMD Radeon™ Graphics Update | September, 2012 |
  5. 5. AMD ENDURO™ TECHNOLOGY PREVIEW – REDESIGNED UIApplications run seamlessly on the right GPU out- of-the-box – Default settings ideal for majority of usersExpert mode control options for enthusiasts and power usersUnparalleled control – Application specific control – Power state based control |5 AMD Radeon™ Graphics Update | September, 2012 |
  6. 6. AMD ENDURO™ TECHNOLOGY – APPLICATION SETTINGS Assign to: -High Performance -Power Savings -Based on PowerHandy view of recently Source run applicationsView all profiled apps, Quick search finds your or those detected on profile instantly system Restore profile defaults for all apps, or per-app |6 AMD Radeon™ Graphics Update | September, 2012 |
  7. 7. AMD ENDURO™ TECHNOLOGY – GLOBAL SETTINGSFurther customize performance based on notebook power state Defaults for optimized performance and battery life for majority users Force Power Saving Run applications on power saving GPU regardless of profiles Graphics Applications Based on Power Source run on power saving GPU Optimize Power Savings Unknown applications on power saving GPU Applications Based on Power Source run on high performance GPU Optimize Performance Unknown applications on power saving GPU Applications Based on Power Source run on high performance GPU Maximize Performance Unknown applications on high performance GPU |7 AMD Radeon™ Graphics Update | September, 2012 |
  8. 8. WHAT ABOUT FIXED MODE SUPPORT? Fixed-mode switching will be discontinued on new platforms – Prohibited by Windows® 8 Hardware Certification Requirements AMD Enduro™ Technology Global Settings offers unique customization similar to fixed mode Still maintaining benefits of seamless and dynamic switching – On battery  Force Power Saving GPU – Plugged in  Maximum Performance Previous Generation Fixed Mode AMD Enduro™ Global Setting Emulate Seamless Fixed Mode |8 AMD Radeon™ Graphics Update | September, 2012 |
  9. 9. AMD ENDURO™ TECHNOLOGY PREVIEW – ADVANTAGES1.Unparalleled control for enthusiasts andpower users2.Power source aware for higher performanceor better battery life3.AMD Catalyst™ Software: support for thelatest drivers and profiles |9 AMD Radeon™ Graphics Update | September, 2012 |
  10. 10. THANK YOU|10 AMD Radeon™ Graphics Update | September, 2012 |
  11. 11. DISCLAIMER & ATTRIBUTIONDISCLAIMERThe information presented in this document is for informational purposes only and may contain technical inaccuracies, omissions and typographical errors.The information contained herein is subject to change and may be rendered inaccurate for many reasons, including but not limited to product and roadmapchanges, component and motherboard version changes, new model and/or product releases, product differences between differing manufacturers,software changes, BIOS flashes, firmware upgrades, or the like. AMD assumes no obligation to update or otherwise correct or revise this information.However, AMD reserves the right to revise this information and to make changes from time to time to the content hereof without obligation of AMD to notifyany person of such revisions or changes.AMD MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE CONTENTS HEREOF AND ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITYFOR ANY INACCURACIES, ERRORS OR OMISSIONS THAT MAY APPEAR IN THIS INFORMATION.ATTRIBUTION©2012 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. All rights reserved. AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, Radeon and combinations thereof are trademarks of AdvancedMicro Devices, Inc. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista, and DirectX are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or otherjurisdictions. OpenCL and the Open CL logo are trademarks of Apple, Inc. and used by permission of Khronos. Other names are for informationalpurposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners. |11 AMD Radeon™ Graphics Update | September, 2012 |