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Graphics market integrates 28nm tech, PCI Express 3.0

Posted: 26 Dec 2011 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:graphics card? GPU? graphics core?

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) has rolled out its Radeon HD 7970 graphics card for desktop PCs. The company claims that the device is the world's fastest single-GPU graphics card and the only GPU based on 28nm production technology.

The Radeon HD 7970 integrates new graphics core next architecture that enables new levels of gaming and computing capabilitiesrealizing an improvement of over 150 percent in performance/sq mm over the prior generation. The graphics card is also engineered with support for PCI Express 3.0 and AMD CrossFire technology, enabling the next level of gaming.

AMD also released its AMD App Acceleration, which enables high-definition video images and exceptional performance improvements for everyday applications. Ground-breaking advancements with AMD Eyefinity technology enable gamers and desktop enthusiasts to connect up to six displays to one graphics card, delivering immersive stereoscopic 3D experiences and astonishing 16k x 16k display resolutions, AMD said.

The device is additionally equipped with GDDR5 memory, enabling accelerated GPU performance. Through its AMD PowerTune and AMD ZeroCore Power technologies, the AMD Radeon HD 7970 enables higher performance levels while maximizing power efficiencies.

The AMD Radeon HD 7970 is available January 9, 2012 from retailers worldwide, with select models starting at $549 SEP.

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