Providing support for the latest DirectX® 11 API, they enhance all conventional graphics-intensive small-form-factor applications. Implementing the hardware is only one part of the game. OEMs also face the challenge of implementing this state-of-the-art technology in their new or existing applications, including validation and verification of the applications’ functionality and access to hardware functions and I/Os. To reduce the amount of R&D work, lower costs and shorten their products’ time to market, they seek ways to cut down their initial development and migration tasks. One approach is to make use of a hardware vendor’ migration services. These embedded products as they are known, are no longer limited to the consumer market. They are making their entrance into the embedded market with the arrival of the new AMD Embedded G-Series platform. Driven by the thirst for 3D gaming in consumer electronics, current graphics processing units (GPUs) have evolved into powerful, programmable vector processors that can speed up a wide variety of software applications. These “general-purpose GPUs,” as they are known, are no longer limited to the consumer market. They are making their entrance into the embedded products with the arrival of the new AMD Embedded G-Series platform. Common to all the performance levels of the new boards and modules based on the AMD Embedded G-Series platform are their discrete-level graphics capabilities.