AMD talks up DirectX11, ultrathin notebooks

AMD, which demonstrated its new DirectX 11 graphics chips last month at Computex, has been talking to Pocket-lint about the technology, when its cards will be available to buy, about the notebook market and about battery life on PCs.

Microsoft's DirectX technology is a collection of graphics and audio APIs, and version 11 is just around the corner - due at the same time as Windows 7. However, it needs both software and hardware support.

AMD will be releasing its next generation of graphics cards, which will be able to take advantage of DirectX11's new tesselation, multithreading and compute shader, in time for Christmas. So if you're labouring under an ancient graphics card, and want to play games, then it might be a good time to upgrade.

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