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AMD unveiled Radeon HD 5800, DirectX 11 series

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 26 Sep 2009 13:38 User comments (4)

AMD unveiled Radeon HD 5800, DirectX 11 series Earlier this week, AMD launched its most powerful processor to date (based on raw compute horsepower measured in FLOPS), found in its next-generation ATI Radeon HD 5800 series graphics cards. The Radeon HD 5800 series is the first to fully support Microsoft DirectX 11, which will be shipping with the Windows 7 operating system. AMD will initially release two cards: the ATI Radeon HD 5870 and the ATI Radeon HD 5850, each with 1GB GDDR5 memory.
The 5800 series will be supported by a handful of add-in-board companies, including ASUS, Club 3D, Diamond Multimedia, Force3D, GIGABYTE, HIS, MSI, Multimedia, PowerColor, SAPPHIRE Technology, VisionTek and XFX. "With the ATI Radeon HD 5800 series of graphics cards 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.

"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." 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

One ATI Radeon HD 5870 graphics card would have been one of the top 15 supercomputers in the world just six years ago.

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126.9.2009 15:46

"it can now also bitstream Dolby TrueHD and hd.cfm" class="forum_link" target="_blank">DTS-HD MA. It is the first and only video card to be able to do this" -anandtech
This feature might be worth mentioning, at least in afterdawn´s news.

226.9.2009 17:24

any pricing on these bad boys? i would love to pick one of those up when it comes out.

327.9.2009 2:09

$400 for the 5870 and $300 for the 5850. BUT next month comes out the 5870x2 for $500, so id hold of buying anything, becuase pricedrops are imenent.

427.9.2009 3:12

Looks good, acoording to review's it beats even the dual core cards, except GTX295.

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