E' arrivato oggi, come peraltro ampiamente anticipato, l'annuncio ufficiale della scheda grafica dual-gpu ATI Radeon HD 5970, che si presenta non
soltanto come la soluzione flag-ship della linea di video card DirectX 11 Ready ATI Radeon HD 5000 ma anche, e soprattutto, come la scheda grafica più veloce
di sempre in ambito consumer.
Con il comunicato stampa di rito AMD non illustra le specifiche dell'hardware, già presentate
sostanzialmente nei giorni scorsi, ma ne esalta le principali feature e funzionalità, come il supporto, oltreché di Microsoft DirectX 11, anche delle
tecnologie ATI Eyefinity, ATI Stream e ATI CrossFireX, tutte portate ai massimi livelli come non mai.
Ma le nuove ATI Radeon HD 5970 si fanno notare anche per le buone doti di longevità che derivano dalla propensione per l'overclocking, che viene stabilizzato
mediante un sistema di cooling basato sull tecnologia "vapor chamber" e esteso a tutti gli utenti in virtù della facilità di utilizzo dell'utility ATI
ATI Radeon HD 5970 è pronta per i titoli con motore grafico DirectX 11 già sul mercato, ovvero BattleForge di EA Phenomic e S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of
Pripyat di GSC Game World, e per i prossimi in arrivo, tra cui Battlefield Bad Company 2 di EA DICE, DiRT 2 di Codemasters (disponibile il 1° Dicembre, conferma AMD, ndr), Aliens vs. Predator di Rebellion, The Lord of the Rings Online di Turbine e Dungeons and Dragons Online Eberron Unlimited della stessa Turbine.
ASK, Asus, Club 3D, Diamond, Gigabyte, High Tech, MSI, Sapphire, Tul/Power Color, Visiontek e XFX sono solo alcuni tra i principali board maker che commercializzeranno schede video ATI Radeon HD 5970. Tra i system builder si distingue come al solito Dell, che già propone i desktop gaming-oriented Alienware Area-51, Area-51 ALX e Aurora, tutti equipaggiati con la nuova top performer di AMD.
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. --11/18/2009 AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the flagship installment in the
award-winning line of graphics cards, the ATI Radeon HD 5970, the fastest card ever created.1 The new ultra high-end model joins a growing list of the
world’s first and only graphics cards to fully support Microsoft DirectX 11 technology and ATI Eyefinity multi-display technology.
Designed to support the most demanding PC games at ultra-high resolutions and image quality settings, the ATI Radeon HD 5970 has unlocked
overclocking potential, granting access to every bit of power the card has to offer through ATI Overdrive technology.2 Now shipping from retailers
and available in the channel, the ATI Radeon HD 5970 also launches today in new Alienware Area-51, Area-51 ALX and Aurora desktop PCs.
Record-breaking overclocking capabilities take Dragon Platform technology to the forefront for users that demand the utmost control in performance
tuning. The unrivaled overclocking capabilities of the ATI Radeon HD 5970 are enabled by the unique design of the card, which features advanced fan and vapor
chamber technologies and a fully vented exhaust to keep the card cool and ensure overclocking headroom using ATI Overdrive technology.2 The formidable
combination of AMD Phenom II processors, AMD 7-Series chipsets, and ATI Radeon HD
graphics deliver comprehensive tuning, immersive entertainment, and outstanding value.
Enthusiasts can expand their field of view, ATI Radeon HD 5970, driving up to three displays at once, delivering an unmatched maximum
resolution of 7680x1600 and creating an unparalleled game play experience.3 For the first time ever, ATI CrossFireX technology leverages the power
of multiple graphics processors to deliver even more game performance in 20 of today’s popular titles when using ATI Eyefinity technology, with more to
The ATI Radeon HD 5970 graphics card delivers nearly 5 TeraFLOPS of compute power, ensuring superior performance in the latest DirectX 11
games, as well as in previous versions of DirectX and OpenGL titles. With the world’s most powerful graphics core built on 40nm process technology harnessing
up to 3,200 stream processors, gamers can enjoy DirectX 11 games now, such as EA Phenomic’s BattleForge and S.T.A.L.K.E.R.:Call of Pripyat from GSC Game World, with many
more titles on the way, including:
New features and functionality of ATI Stream technology allow users to harness the ATI Radeon HD 5970 graphics card to enhance their
computing experience, helping to improve the performance of enabled media, entertainment and productivity applications.4 ATI Stream technology and
the HD 5970 support both Direct Compute 11 and OpenCL industry standards for application acceleration.
Delivering full-fledged performance when needed, the ATI Radeon HD 5970 also leads in power efficiency by automatically powering down
unused GPU resources when not in use, resulting in idle desktop power consumption as low as 42 watts.5
The ATI Radeon HD 5970 is supported by a wide range of add-in-board companies, including ASK, Asus, Club 3D, Diamond, Gigabyte, High Tech,
MSI, Sapphire, Tul/Power Color, Visiontek and XFX.
To celebrate the launch of the ATI Radeon HD 5970 and to conclude a series of contests created to celebrate AMD’s 40th anniversary year,
AMD is announcing the third and final contest designed to give back to AMD fans and supporters. Starting today, fans of AMD on Facebook will be able to enter to win one of 10 Microsoft Xbox 360s or one of 10 Wiis from Nintendo.
One gaming system will be given away every weekday for four weeks. Full contest rules and details available online: www.amd.com/40years
“With the arrival of the ATI Radeon HD 5970, the fastest graphics card in the world, we’ve cemented AMD as the unquestioned graphics
leader,” said Matt Skynner, vice president and general manager, AMD Graphics Group. “With the holiday shopping season right around the corner, the new card,
coupled with the awesome power of ATI Eyefinity technology, is the ultimate setup for serious gamers.”
“The extraordinary performance of the ATI Radeon HD 5970 is a perfect match for the Alienware Area-51, Area-51 ALX and Aurora desktops,”
said Frank Azor, senior product planning manager, Dell Gaming. “By offering this level of graphics capability as well as the visual and performance
enhancements made possible by DirectX 11 hardware, gamers will benefit from enhanced image quality enabling an incredibly intense gaming experience.”