Quixant has announced the availability of its next generation QXi-200 gaming controller, the industry's first controller to utilise AMD's new Fusion technology.
The AMD embedded G Series APUs integrate one or two new high performance 64bit x86 processor cores and cutting edge AMD Radeon hd 6310 graphics onto a single chip, providing high resolution and 3d graphics. The Radeon graphics engine on the APU features support for the latest DirectX 11, OpenGL 4.0 and OpenCL standards, making it two generations ahead of most competing solutions according to AMD. The UVD3 multimedia engine is said to enable effortless playback of both sd and hd video feeds simultaneously with advanced graphics. The QXi-200 can accomplish this on two independent high resolution digital monitors and is available in both single core 1.5GHz and dual core 1.6GHz variants. "The new advanced 'Bobcat' x86 CPU cores and the cutting edge AMD Radeon HD 6310 GPU present in the embedded G Series platform brings previously unheard of functionality and performance at this price point," stated Nick Jarmany, md of Quixant. "AMD has come up with a platform that provides the ideal solution for high volume, mainstream gaming applications. Quixant has taken that base and delivered it in an optimised product for gaming and released it just one week after the technology became available to the consumer market. That is a first for gaming." The low power consumption of the G series platform and Quixants' patented case design means that the platform is a totally fanless system, reducing reliability and noise problems common in chip fans. In addition, it is able to operate from a single 12V supply, eliminating the extra expense and reliability issues of an ATX PSU.