AMD announces a new high-end graphics card with record breaking performance: ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2.
The ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 is the industry’s first graphics processor to break the Teraflop (one trillion floating point operations per second) barrier.
With the ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 AMD doubles the performance of the ATI Radeon HD 3870 that was introduced in November 2007. It will be interesting to see how this new AMD ATI card performs compared to the fastest nVidia card.
The 55 nanometer process-based ATI Radeon 3870 X2 combines two ATI Radeon HD 3870s on a single graphics board, connected through integrated CrossFire technology.
ATI Radeon 3870 X2 also supports Microsoft’s upcoming DirectX 10.1 technology.
Despite the amazing performance the ATI Radeon 3870 X2 has a reasonable suggested retail price of US $449.
With the upcoming introduction of Microsoft’s DirectX 10.1 specification, gamers can expect more realistic gaming environments while developers have access to an increased amount of tools and resources to enhance overall image quality. Through delivering top-to-bottom DirectX 10.1 support, ATI Radeon HD 3000 series users can enjoy a more complete gaming experience now and in the future.
ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 will also provide support for ATI CrossFireX, the next-generation AMD multi-GPU technology designed to support up to four GPUs. Software support to enable ATI CrossFireX is planned for late Q1 2008.
The ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 launches with broad availability and ecosystem support from AMD’s Add-in-Board (AIB) and Systems Integrators (SI) partners. AIB partners building boards based on the ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 include Asus, ASK, Club3D, Diamond Multimedia, HIS, ITC, Jetway, MSI, Sapphire, Triplex, Tul, and Visiontek. Systems integrators launching ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 series include ABS, Alienware, Canada Computers, CyberPower, Falcon-Northwest, iBUYPOWER, Maingear, Systemax, and Velocity Micro. See also the first reviews of the HD3870 X2.
Via this AMD press-release. Get the newest graphics cards on NewEgg.
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