I never really put much though into what kind of hardware was inside the arcade games at the mall or the casino games in Vegas we see at CES each year. I guess I figured the arcade games had something along the line of a gaming PC inside.
AMD has announced a new GPU today called the E4690 MXM that is aimed at the embedded market. The target products for the new GPU are digital signage, arcade and casino games, image recognition, and surveillance. The new GPU is a Mobile PCI Express (MXM) module, which is the difference in this GPU and the one unveiled last year with the same product number.
The GPU has 512MB of GDDR3 RAM, 320 shader processors, display output options, and adjustable system clocks. The GPU supports DirectX 10.1, AMD's UVD 2.0, and more. AMD promises the GPU has three times the 3D graphics performance of previous solutions.