AMD seems to have finally decided on a launch date for its highly expected ATI Radeon HD 5830 graphics card – Thursday, February 25. The new card will form part of the company’s 58xx series cards, all of which have been created exclusively for supporting DirectX 11. The ATI Radeon HD 5830 card has been in the pipeline for several months and expectations have built-up over its release.
Over the last month or two, AMD has been highly active in its graphics card release, especially in the DirectX 11 segment. It released cards for both the enthusiast and entry-level markets and also announced new-technology chips for its soon-to-be-released six-core CPUs. Now it is ready to launch yet another DirectX 11 ready graphics card for the gamers’ market.
AMD has plans of releasing the new cards directly through its OEM partners instead of handling the launch on its own. So hardware partners would be free to release their own custom versions once AMD officially hands the GPUs over to them. The new cards are based on AMD’s Cyprus GPU technology and are clocked at 800MHz core speeds with 1GB of GDDR5 VRAM.
In terms of memory, the HD 5830 would work at 4000MHz speed on a 256-bit interface. The reference cards will have 1,120 stream processors and 56 texture units, with hardware manufacturers having the option to modify both. As with other cards of the 58xx series, the HD 5830 would also fully support DirectX 11 graphics, CrossFireX and Eyefinity.
Partners that have already signed-up for the new card include Gigabyte, Sapphire, PowerColor, HIS, and XFX. Pricing for the new card is however, yet to be revealed.
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