AMD Fusion APUs are designed to enable an HD 2.0 experience an accelerate browsing on Internet Explorer 9.
Advanced Micro Devices announced that the latest release of Microsoft's Internet
Explorer 9 browser is accelerated by the AMD
Fusion family of accelerated processing units and the company's Radeon graphics
cards. Because AMD Fusion APUs are designed
to enable an HD 2.0 experience and enhanced quality in online video and
entertainment without sacrificing battery life, PCs powered by APUs are ideal
for Web browsing with IE9, AMD claims.
The public version of Internet Explorer 9 is available for download from
"You've heard of the 'best of the best,' and by combining Internet
Explorer 9 with AMD's incredible computing
platforms, we're effectively delivering the 'best of the next," said John
Taylor, director of client product and software marketing for AMD.
"Better applications, video playback, gaming and general Web page
interactivity will define the next-generation Web experience. Through combining
our award-winning AMD Radeon graphics cards,
or AMD Fusion APUs with DirectX 11-capable
graphics, with Internet Explorer 9 we're helping users to unlock the full
potential of their PC."
Earlier this month, AMD announced support
from the PC software community with more than 50 applications currently
accelerated by the Fusion family of APUs. The Fusion APUs, including the
currently available AMD C-Series, E-Series
and Embedded G-Series processors, accelerate applications ranging from video
creation and playback to 3D graphics and DirectX 11 games. New generations of
desktop, notebook and tablet PCs, as well as HD netbooks based on AMD
Fusion APUs, also offer the Vision Engine from AMD,
which accelerates 3D gaming and Web browsing, allows for the manipulation of HD
content, and allows for 1080p HD video playback.
"For far too long the Web we all enjoy has been relegated to second-class
status. Compared to the rich, dynamic and fast experiences we get with native
apps, the Web today is relatively flat. That changes with Internet Explorer 9,"
said Ryan Gavin, senior director of Internet Explorer at Microsoft. "A
fully hardware-accelerated browser, taking advantage of Windows and the latest
in PC hardware innovations such as the AMD
Fusion family of APUs and discrete HD graphics solutions, means the Web as we
know it is about to change. GPU-powered HTML5 in Internet Explorer 9 with AMD
Fusion chip technology means Web developers have the ability to create fast,
immersive and increasingly beautiful Web experiences."
The inaugural AMD Fusion Developer Summit
(AFDS) will be held June 13-16, 2011, in Bellevue, Wash. AFDS will gather
developers, academics and emerging innovators to learn more about heterogeneous
computing, APU technology, parallel
processing and developer programs like the AMD
Fusion Fund, a program that supports development of new and enhanced consumer
digital experiences by helping to further advance an ecosystem that promotes
CPU and GPU collaborative computing.
Projects for consideration include a range of next-generation and
accelerated computing capabilities enabled by AMD
Fusion APU products, including application
software and tool development, unique device designs, PC components and
innovative ideas that extend the reach of collaborative computing on the CPU
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.