By 22 October 2010 | Categories: news


AMD yesterday unveiled its second generation of DirectX 11 GPUs, the AMD Radeon HD 6800 series.
The 6800 series consists of the Radeon HD 6870 which boasts 1120 stream processors, a 900 MHz cock speed and 1 GB of GDDR5 memory and the Radeon HD 6850, sporting 960 stream processors, a 775 MHz core clock as well as 1 GB of GDDR5 memory.   
“AMD is the market share leader by a landslide in DirectX 11 graphics,” said Matt Skynner, corporate vice president and general manager, GPU Division, AMD.
“Through our sweet spot strategy and our open, industry standards approach, we’ve worked to deliver the best possible experience for gamers. Today, our laser focus on gamers continues with the introduction of what we think is far and away the best graphics card series today, the AMD Radeon HD 6800 series. With exceptional game performance, an unrivaled feature set including breathtaking DirectX 11 gaming, AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology, AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing, and more, the AMD Radeon HD 6800 series will have all gamers wanting to get Radeon in their systems.”
According to the company the new Radeon HD 6800 series graphics cards provide users with over 30% greater game performance than competing products and are also the first in the industry to offer support both DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 1.4a. The latter provides users with expanded options for multi-monitor configurations and display selection.
“One of the great advantages of PC gaming is the rapid pace at which the experiences evolve and improve, and the AMD Radeon HD 6800 series delivers on the promise of DirectX 11 gaming with significantly improved visuals and enhanced performance,” said Craig Owens, marketing director, EA.
“With Medal of Honor, EA is pushing the boundaries of gaming technology to deliver a whole new online experience, and it only makes sense that we leverage the latest DirectX 11 technology supported by AMD Radeon graphics cards to deliver an amazing experience for gamers.”
Local pricing details aren’t available yet but AMD did state that the AMD Radeon HD 6800 series is available immediately from retailers worldwide.
Local pricing details aren’t available yet but AMD did state that the AMD Radeon HD 6800 series is available immediately from retailers worldwide. 


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