In this guest post, David Hoff of AMD shares his take on Internet Explorer Platform Preview 3.

The web is exploding with new content and is on an exciting path to deliver entirely new web experiences that feel more like applications running on your PC than web sites. What a perfect time for balanced computing -  mixing multi-core CPU and GPU computation -  to be taking a huge step towards very broad consumer adoption. AMD has been the unique voice promoting the balanced approach of using the complete PC. And through development collaboration with Microsoft and the Windows 7 standard public APIs (Direct2D and DirectWrite), Internet Explorer 9 takes advantage of that perfect balance and delivers a compelling experience.

Today’s web browsers need performance and capabilities that will meet the needs of everyone, from digital natives and gamers to the mobile workforce.  As the Director of Advanced Technology Initiatives in the office of AMD’s GPU CTO, I spend many hours focused on improving the visual computing experience both online and off.  Now Microsoft is once again raising the bar for visual computing with Internet Explorer 9.

We see this approach as a winning combination of software and hardware working together to provide a richer, more immersive online experience.  This is an ideal complement to my work at AMD providing PC users the best possible visual computing experience.

David Hoff is a Director of Advanced Technology Initiatives at AMD. His postings are his own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies or opinions. Links to third party sites are provided for convenience and unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such linked sites and no endorsement is implied.