AMD Introduces ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series Graphics Cards To Deliver Best-in-Class Windows 7 Performance

AMD recently unveiled the ATI
Radeon HD 5770 and ATI Radeon HD 5750 graphics cards, adding two more models
to the world’s first and only suite of graphics cards to fully support Microsoft
Direct X 11 technology and ATI Eyefinity multi-monitor support. With the
addition of the ATI Radeon HD 5700 series, AMD is providing PC gamers and
multimedia enthusiasts with four great choices to fully enjoy the Microsoft
Windows 7 experience.

“The ATI Radeon HD 5800 series reaffirmed AMD as the undisputed leader in
visual computing technology,” said Rick Bergman, senior vice president and
general manager, AMD Products Group. “Now, the ATI Radeon HD 5700 series takes
the same great features like ATI Eyefinity and ATI Stream technology as well as
full hardware support for all DirectX 11 features, and bundles them into
products priced well below $200.”

  • ATI Radeon HD 5700 graphics cards deliver more than 1 TeraFLOPS of compute
    power, ensuring superior performance in the latest DirectX 11 games, as well as
    in DirectX® 9, DirectX® 10, DirectX® 10.1 and OpenGL titles.  With a powerful
    graphics core built on 40nm process technology and up to 800 stream processors,
    gamers can enjoy DirectX 11 games now, such as EA Phenomic’s Battleforge and
    many more titles on the way,  including:

    • S.T.A.L.K.E.R.:Call of
      Pripyat from GSC Game World,
    • Dirt™ 2 from
      Codemasters,
    • Aliens vs. Predator™
      from Rebellion,
    • Update to The Lord of the
      Rings Online from Turbine,
    • Update to Dungeons and Dragons
      Online® Eberron Unlimited from Turbine.

    With over 20 DirectX 11
    titles currently in development, gamers can be ready with DirectX® 11 hardware
    this holiday season.

  • Today’s ATI Eyefinity technology enables up to three monitors to be used
    with a single ATI Radeon HD 5770 or ATI Radeon HD 5750 graphics card,
    delivering the most immersive gaming experience with a graphics card priced
    below $200.
  • New features and functionality of ATI Stream technology allow users to
    harness both AMD CPUs and the ATI Radeon™ HD 5700 series graphics cards  to
    maximize their computing experience, helping to improve the performance of 
    enabled media, entertainment and productivity applications.  ATI Stream
    technology and the HD 5700 series support both DirectX 11 Direct Compute and
    OpenCL industry standards.
  • For those who want to enjoy a home theatre experience, the ATI Radeon™ HD
    5700 series supports the latest HD audio technologies such as Dolby® TrueHD,
    DTS-HD Master Audio and HDMI 3.1. This high level audio support allows users to
    fully utilize the multiple audio channels embedded in today’s Blu-rayTM discs
    for the ultimate in HD home entertainment.
  • In addition to delivering tremendous DirectX 11 performance, the ATI Radeon™
    HD 5700 series also leads in power efficiency consuming as little as 16 watts at
    idle, less than a third the amount of power required by the average household 60
    watt light bulb.

Ecosystem support

The ATI Radeon™ HD 5700 series and ATI Radeon HD 5800 series of graphics
cards are supported by a dozen add-in-board companies, including ASK, Asus,
Diamond, Gigabyte, High Tech, MSI, Sapphire, Tul/Power Color, Visiontek and
XFX.

Supporting Quotes

Industry Analysts

Jon Peddie Research: I have to say that even the most
enthusiastic reviews of ATI Eyefinity don’t fully capture just how impressive
this technology is, not to mention the potential opportunities and applications
it unlocks.  AMD has taken a bold step forward by enabling three, and soon six,
monitors from one graphics card.” – Jon Peddie, founder, Jon Peddie Research

Mercury Research: "Over the last decade, graphics processors
supporting each new version of DirectX have achieved high volume shipments
earlier in their life cycles than their predecessors. Our forecast is that
DirectX 11 capable GPUs will continue this trend with the fastest transition
between technologies ever, resulting in shipments surpassing DirectX 10 GPUs in
2010." – Dean McCarron, founder, Mercury Research

Game Developers

Codemasters – Developers of DIRT 2: “DirectCompute 11 is a huge
step forward from DirectCompute 10 (which was all that was available in hardware
up to DirectX 10.1).  The increased flexibility means that for most uses it’s
far more efficient and there are cases of 2x or better improvement by moving to
DirectCompute 11. With DirectCompute 11and the awesome power of the ATI Radeon
HD 5700 and ATI Radeon HD 5800 series of graphics products, the future is really
here.” – Bryan Marshall, CTO, Codemasters

EA Phenomic – Developers of BattleForge: “I love the improvements
I see when BattleForge is played on DirectX 11 hardware.  AMD has been
tremendously supportive of our move to DirectX 11, making their ATI Radeon HD
5700 series cards available to us ahead of launch to ensure an incredible
experience when playing BattleForge, and it shows.  This game looks great and
performs better than ever.” – Dirk Ringe, vice president, EA Phenomic

GSC Game World – Developers of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of
Prypiat: "The entire S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series was designed to capture the
starkness of a post-apocalyptic world, and DirectX 11 has helped us to establish
that environment.  When coupled with support for ATI Eyefinity multi-monitor
technology, the visual improvements introduced with DirectX 11 create a level of
immersiveness that makes S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Prypiat a riveting game to
play." − Ruslan Didenko, Project Lead, GSC Game World

Rebellion – Developers of Aliens vs. Predator: “DirectCompute 11
offers a number of advantages over Direct Compute 10; better performance, more
features, and greater flexibility.  The ATI Radeon HD 5750 and ATI Radeon HD
5770 graphics cards  has DirectCompute 11 support today, so why would I even
think about using an older version of Direct Compute” – Chris Kingsley, CTO,
Rebellion

Turbine – Developers of The Lord of the Rings Online™ and Dungeons and
Dragons Online®: Eberron Unlimited™
: “Updating our titles to DirectX 11
is great for our players.  Microsoft’s latest API delivers performance
enhancements and image quality improvements, a one-two punch that is sure to
deliver an even better game experience!” – Christopher Dyl, CTO, Turbine

Trinigy – Developers of the Vision Game Engine: “For years,
Trinigy has prided itself on developing innovative game engine technology that
frees developers to create incredible game experiences. The Vision Engine’s
support for DirectX 11 and the ATI Radeon HD 5700 series of graphics cards keeps
us on the leading edge of game development by helping studios deliver superior
graphics and ultra-realistic game environments without compromising frame
rates.  We think that many developers using the Vision Engine will agree that
making games with DirectX 11 will lift their games to a whole new level of
realism.”
– Dag Frommhold, managing director, Trinigy

Unigine – Developers of the Unigine Game Engine: At Unigine we’ve
always prided ourselves on implementing and showcasing the latest in PC graphics
technology. DirectX 11 introduces new elaborated design and raises gaming
performance to amazing levels while providing great backward compatibility with
DirectX 10 and DirectX 9 hardware. With DirectX 11 we are able to include
support of DirectCompute 11 into Unigine that can be used for faster physics
simulation, cinematic special effects of dramatic impact and breathtaking water
simulation. HW tessellation empowers developers to create ultra-realistic scenes
complete in every detail based on Unigine technologies. It’s like DirectX 11 is
a rocket that just hit escape velocity!" − Alexander Zaprjagaev, CTO of Unigine
Corp

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