Sunnyvale, Calif. - According to AMD officials, the company has
launched a powerful processor in its next-generation graphics cards,
the ATI Radeon HD 5800 series graphics cards, and the world’s first and
only to fully support Microsoft DirectX 112, the new gaming and compute
standard shipping shortly with Microsoft Windows 7 operating system.
Boasting up to 2.72 TeraFLOPS of compute power, the ATI Radeon HD 5800 series deliveres twice the performance-per-dollar of previous generations of graphics products, says a representative.
AMD will initially release two cards: the ATI Radeon HD 5870 and the ATI Radeon HD 5850, each with 1GB GDDR5 memory.
With the ATI Radeon HD 5800 series of graphics cards, PC users can expand their computing experience with ATI Eyefinity multi-display technology, accelerate their computing experience with ATI Stream technology, and gain superior gaming performance and full support of Microsoft DirectX 11
The ATI Radeon HD 5800 series of graphics cards delivers up to 2.72 TeraFLOPS of compute power in a single card, translating to superior performance in the latest DirectX 11 games, as well as in DirectX 9, DirectX 10, DirectX 10.1, and OpenGL titles in single card configurations or multi-card configurations using ATI CrossFireX technology.
The ATI Radeon HD 5800 series of graphics cards is two generations ahead of DirectX 10.0 support, and features 6th generation evolved AMD tessellation technology, 3rd generation evolved GDDR5 support, 2nd generation evolved 40nm process technology, and a feature-rich compute shader, says an official.