AMD graphics processors compliment Snow Leopard

ATI GPUs work well with OpenCL version 1.0 says AMD

September 4, 2009

ATI GPUs work well with OpenCL version 1.0 says AMD

AMD today announced that its ATI Radeon HD 4800 series, now found in some iMac and Mac Pro configurations, complements Snow Leopard’s fully compliant OpenCL version 1.0 implementation.

As an open standard specification, OpenCL is a key enabler of ATI Stream technology, which allows developers to create efficient applications balanced across CPU and GPU resources for better performance running on Snow Leopard systems.

“Software developers can better serve end-users through open standards and OpenCL, a major component of Snow Leopard, that enables AMD’s ATI Stream technology to accelerate mainstream applications through the processing the power of a GPU,” said Rick Bergman, senior vice president and general manager, AMD Products Group. “Whether you’re enjoying HD multimedia content or playing the newest games, the ATI Radeon HD 4870 and ATI Radeon HD 4850 in the latest Mac Pro and iMac help ATI Stream-enabled applications run faster.”

ATI Radeon HD 4870 graphics are available in the latest Mac Pro, while the ATI Radeon HD 4850 graphics power the latest iMac.