AMD announces ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 and 4850 X2 graphics cards

Every time AMD releases a graphics card that beats the speed record of the antecedent card. This time again, AMD has released the ATI Radeon HD 4800 X2 series, that comprises of ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 delivering 80 percent more performance than the ATI Radeon HD 4870 and is claimed to be the world’s fastest card. Also included in the series is the 4850 X2 that delivers powerful performance at a reasonable price.

ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 The latest series from the producer of graphics card engages in it two ATI Radeon HD 4800 series GPUs combined with more effective and advanced cross-GPU connection based on the PCIe 2.0 standard, two gigabytes of memory and support for DirectX 10.1. With all these features, the graphics cards claim to be a best suit for any demanding game, delivering extreme frame rates, resolutions and image qualities.

“The ATI Radeon HD 4800 X2 series is proof that our graphics strategy is working. The response from OEMs, system integrators, game developers, press, and most importantly, from gamers regarding the ATI Radeon HD 4800 series products has been incredibly positive. Now, only a few short weeks after the launch of those products, AMD reclaims the ultimate performance crown and continues to deliver winning products to market in the ATI Radeon HD 4800 X2 series,” said Rick Bergman, senior vice president and general manager, Graphics Products Group, AMD.

ATI Radeon HD 4850 X2 “The ATI Radeon HD 4800 X2 series continues AMD technology leadership with support for DirectX 10.1, tessellation, and now 2GB of frame buffer. The new products join a line-up of stellar offerings, all of which are designed to give gamers experiences that approach eye-definition computing.”

The ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 not only boasts of being the world’s fastest card but also 2.4 teraFLOPS of processing power on a single card providing a cinematic experience. It owes its ultra-high speed to 2GB of ultra-high bandwidth GDDR5 memory. It also features two GPUs clocked at 750 MHz on the second generation 55nm technology, and not to forget the 1600 stream processors. The unique feature of the 4870 X2 is that it offers eye-definition computing gaming rendering real-time activity.

The ATI Radeon HD 4850 X2 is also power packed with 1600 stream processors, two GPUs clocked at 625 MHz and 2GB of GDDR3 memory.

The ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 is available at e-tailers worldwide right away for $549 SRP. The ATI Radeon HD 4850 X2 will be available in September at an estimated price of USD $399.