AMD Launches World's Fastest Graphics Card(1)

AMD has regained the graphics performance crown with this launch, said Patrick Cooper, Director of Product Planning, Alienware. The ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 is what gamers have been waiting forblistering performance in DirectX 10.1 games backed by stable drivers for great scaling in ATI CrossFireX mode.

Gamers that buy Falcon Northwest PCs demand nothing but the best possible performance, and today the one that delivers the best gaming experience, is a quad ATI CrossFireX rig using two ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 cards, like those found in our Mach V, said Kelt Reeves, president of Falcon Northwest. Were committed to bringing the world the ultimate gaming PCs featuring the leading technology. With support for the latest DirectX 10.1 games, only ATI Radeon graphics let us do that.

As a premier provider of high-performance PCs, the stellar performance and leading technologies of the ATI Radeon HD 4800 X2 series makes it a perfect match for Velocity Micro, said Randy Copeland, President and CEO, Velocity Micro. AMD once again has the fastest card around, and with support for the latest DirectX 10.1 games, it makes it a natural choice for gamers wanting the latest and greatest technology in their Velocity Micro system.

ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2: The worlds fastest graphics card

The ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 delivers unsurpassed graphics horsepower, setting a new performance bar for visual computing with 2.4 teraFLOPS of processing power on a single card. It is also the worlds first graphics card to include 2GB of ultra-high bandwidth GDDR5 memory. The ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 features two GPUs based on a second generation 55nm technology and clocked at 750 MHz, with a combined 1600 stream processors.

Engineered to be the worlds fastest graphics card, the ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 was built with efficiency, scalability and performance in mind, delivering four times the performance efficiency AMD high-end GPU offerings released just one year ago.8

ATI Radeon HD 4850 X2: New levels of performance under $4003

Setting a new performance standard in graphics cards priced under $4003, the ATI Radeon HD 4850 X2 provides the power to play todays most demanding titles at ultra-high settings. Like its big brother, the ATI Radeon HD 4850 X2 features 1600 stream processors, and two GPUs clocked at 625 MHz. The ATI Radeon HD 4850 X2 features 2GB of GDDR3 memory.

Ecosystem Support

The ATI Radeon HD 4800 series is supported by a dozen add-in-board companies offering custom designs of the products. Building high-performance versions of the ATI Radeon HD 4800 X2 series products are, ASUS, Club 3D, Diamond Multimedia, Force3D, GECUBE, GIGABYTE, HIS (Hightech Information Systems), Jetway, MSI, Palit Multimedia, PowerColor, SAPPHIRE Technology and VisionTek.

The ATI Radeon HD 4800 series press kit may be viewed at:

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1 As of July 24th, 2008, the ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 scores 17743 in 3DMark06, which is the highest recorded single-card score.

2 Based on comparing the performance of a single ATI Radeon HD 4870 vs. the ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2, performance in games including Call of Juarez and Devil May Cry 4 at 2560x1600, 4xAA and 8xAF demonstrates gains of 80 percent.

3 Estimated street price at launch.

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6 AMD defines playable frame rates as those where the frame rate per second count is above 30. Dual ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 in CrossFireX allows games such as Crysis DX10 to be played at 2560x1600 at 4xAA and 8xAF and Lost Planet DX10 to be played at 2560x1600 at 8xAA and 16xAF above 30 frames per second.

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