Friday, 6 November 2009

AMD ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series Released Radeon HD 5870 & HD 5850 Boast โ€ Most Powerful Processor Ever Createdโ€ , Claim AMD

Having just offered you a heads up concerning the newly unveiled
Gigabyte GeForce GT220 OC graphics card along comes news that AMD have
just released their first ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series of graphics cards
that, according to AMD s press statement, feature the most powerful
processor ever created in offering a startling 2.72 TeraFLOPS of
processing power.
Additionally billed as being the first any only GPU to fully support
DirectX 11, AMD have confirmed that the first two Radeon HD 5800 Series
graphics cards, namely the ATI Radeon HD 5870 and the ATI Radeon HD
5850, both of which come with 1GB of GDDR5 onboard memory, should be
available as of now via third party vendors.

With the ATI Radeon HD 5800 series of graphics cars driven by the most
powerful processor on the planet, AMD is changing the game, both in
terms of performance and the experience, said Rick Bergman, senior vice
president and general manager, Products Group, AMD wjo introduced the
ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series. As the first to market with full DirectX 11
support, an unmatched experience made possible with ATI Eyefinity
technology, and ATI Stream technology harnessing open standards designed
to help make Windows 7 that much better, I can say with confidence that
AMD is the undisputed leader in graphics once more.

Here s the complete low-down concerning what AMD s new ATI Radeon HD
5800 Series offer in terms of features (listed in full as it s
particularly impressive reading – duly credited at end of post):
Dominate your competition with Microsoft DirectXยฎ 11 support

With the ATI Radeon HD 5800 series of graphics cards, gamers will enjoy
gaming supremacy and the ultimate advantage, realizing incredible HD
gaming performance and the most engaging experience possible with
DirectXยฎ 11 gaming done right:4
Designed and built for purpose: Modeled on the full DirectX 11
specifications, 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. When measured in terms of game performance experienced in
some of today s most popular games, the ATI Radeon HD 5800 series is up
to twice as fast as the closest competing product in its class allowing
gamers to enjoy incredible new DirectX 11 games " including the
forthcoming DiRT 2 from Codemasters, and Aliens vs. Predator from
Rebellion, and updated version of The Lord of the Rings Online and
Dungeons and Dragons Onlineยฎ Eberron Unlimited from Turbine " all in
stunning detail with incredible frame rates.
Generations ahead of the competition: Building on the success of the ATI
Radeon HD 4000 series products, 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, all geared towards
delivering the best gaming experience money can buy.
The ultimate in game compatibility: The DirectX 11 API was developed on
AMD graphics hardware and represents the cornerstone of DirectX 11
gaming. All initial DirectX 11 games were developed and/or continue to
be developed on AMD s DirectX 11 hardware. With more than 20 DirectX 11
games currently in development, this innate optimization for ATI Radeon
graphics cards, in combination with monthly ATI Catalyst driver
releases, help ensure a stable, reliable and high-performance experience
for the latest games.
Accelerate with ATI Stream technology

With the ATI Radeon HD 5800 series of graphics card, PC users can
unleash Windows 7 and realize the potential of a better computing
experience to help do more with their PC:6
Harness the home supercomputer: One ATI Radeon HD 5870 graphics card
would have been one of the top 10 supercomputers in the world just six
years ago " today that same processing power can be found in your home
PC, working with high-performance CPUs to deliver a superior experience.
Windowsยฎ 7 done right: Windows 7 is the first compute-capable operating
system and the ATI Radeon HD 5800 series of graphics cards with ATI
Stream technology accelerate it like nothing else, being the first and
only card to support DirectCompute 11.8
Create and do more, faster than ever before with ATI Stream technology:
Enjoy new features, functionality and improved performance in top media,
entertainment and productivity applications made possible by ATI Stream
Most expansive support of industry standards: The ATI Radeon HD 5800 of
graphics cards fully support both DirectX 11 and OpenCL, ensuring broad
application support now and the future.
Expand the PC experience with ATI Eyefinity multi-display technology

Enjoy multi-monitor computing with seamless enablement of the biggest
game environments ever seen
The ultimate in seamless flexibility: Arrange one to three displays
using the ATI Radeon HD 5870 and ATI Radeon HD 5850 graphics cards, or
up to six displays using the forthcoming ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity6
graphics card, in a variety of configurations " any mix of portrait, or
See them before they see you: Unlock the potential of multi-monitor
gaming at up to 12 x full HD resolution, the largest game environments
ever displayed.10 Experience more visual detail and expanded
battlefields that your gaming competitors may lack.
Enjoy visual computing in eye-definition: Virtually obsolete scrolling
by taking advantage of vast desktop real estate to put more information
at your fingertips. Enjoy the best of today s latest visually-enhanced
online applications " social networking, video conferencing, video
entertainment, and satellite imagery " all in stunning detail.
Ecosystem support

The ATI Radeon HD 5800 series of graphics cards is supported by a dozen
add-in-board companies, including ASUS, Club 3D, Diamond Multimedia,
Force3D, GIGABYTE, HIS (Hightech Information Systems), MSI, Multimedia,
PowerColor, SAPPHIRE Technology, VisionTek and XFX.

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