SUNNYVALE, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 13, 2009
Building on the success of the recently launched
Radeon™ HD 4890 graphics card
-- driven by the world’s most powerful
-- AMD (NYSE:
) today announced
availability of a factory overclocked graphics processor that is the
first to break the 1 Gigahertz (GHz) barrier using standard air-cooling
With this product, AMD achieves a notable engineering milestone as the
first graphics company to break the 1 GHz barrier.
The new ATI Radeon™ HD 4890 utilizes advanced
memory and a 1 GHz clock speed to deliver 1.6
of compute power, 50 percent more than that of the competition’s best
single-GPU solution2. With this level of raw compute power,
the 1 GHz ATI Radeon HD 4890 is set to deliver new levels of general
purpose GPU-accelerated performance in ATI Stream applications such as
video transcoding and post processing.
This new version of the ATI Radeon™ HD 4890 marks the latest addition
to the award-winning
HD 4000 series delivered by AMD technology partners Sapphire, XFX,
Asus and TUL.
design of the ATI Radeon HD 4890 delivers an amazing gaming
experience in the latest games, including
10.1 titles such as
Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X.™,
Art’s BattleForge™ and
Stormrise™ released last month, as well as
Gameworld’s S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Clear Sky.
compared to DirectX 10 game play, DirectX 10.1 games have proven
to deliver higher game performance and an improved visual experience.
In addition, these cards feature support for open standards like
with DirectX® 10-like hardware extensions, and the recently ratified
The ATI Radeon HD 4890 supports advanced game physics. At the
Developers Conference in San Francisco,
and AMD demonstrated the first implementation of OpenCL running on AMD
graphics processors. In the demonstration, Havok’s physics technology
delivered complex and realistic simulations of real-world materials
demonstrating the potential for increased realism in forthcoming games.
To date, the ATI Radeon HD 4890 card has won numerous awards,
including the prestigious
Choice Gold Award from
Award and the
Choice Award from
among others. The accolades speak to the excitement around the product
and to the continued strength of the discrete graphics market overall,
Jon Peddie of
Peddie Research predicts will
to play a strong role in the computing industry.
As a result of the worldwide accolades from media, developers,
enthusiasts and fans, AMD released an
look” at how the card was made and what it means for gamers. The
card marks a new aspect to the
“Dragon” desktop platform technology, providing an even more
powerful single GPU desktop graphics option to OEMs, channel partners,
and do-it-yourself (DIY) consumers.
“Throughout the 40-year history of AMD, we have continually focused on
technology firsts that deliver superior value to the customer,” said
Rick Bergman, senior vice president, Products Group, AMD. “The 1 GHz ATI
Radeon HD 4890 continues that tradition by increasing the performance
and compute power of our flagship single-GPU solution, ensuring a great
experience whether our customers are playing the latest DirectX 10.1
game or running GPU accelerated applications built with OpenCL.”
The ATI Radeon HD 4890 graphics card is supported by a dozen
add-in-board companies offering a variety of custom board and cooling
solutions. Technology partners include
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