AMD ha presentato ufficialmente la scheda video ATI Radeon HD 3870 for Mac & PC Edition (cfr. la foto seguente), soluzione che in accordo al produttore è "ottimizzata in via esclusiva per i sistemi Mac Pro di Apple". Basata sul processore grafico Radeon HD 3870, questa nuova video card è dotata di 512Mb di veloce RAM G-DDR4: l'ampiezza del bus di interfaccia tra il core grafico e la memoria on board è a 256-bit.
Le due uscite dual-link DVI permettono il controllo simultaneo di due display, il che rende questa Radeon idonea sia all'ambito consumer (multimedia e 3D Gaming in primis) che a quello business (promette un supporto di buon livello per le applicazioni come Aperture, Motion e Final Cut Studio).
La scheda ATI Radeon HD 3870 Mac & PC Edition sarà disponibile presso i rivenditori Mac di tutto il mondo a fine mese: il suo MSRP è pari a $219.
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- June 12, 2008 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the new ATI Radeon HD 3870 for Mac & PC Edition, delivering the power to go beyond high-definition visual computing for work and play. Optimized exclusively for Apple Mac Pro systems, the ATI Radeon HD 3870 Mac & PC edition can help drive productivity with built-in 256-bit 512MB GDDR4 frame buffer memory and 320 stream processors to deliver maximum performance for graphics-intensive applications such as 3D modeling, animation and games. Users also can expand visual workspace using twin dual-link DVI ports to connect two 30" Apple Cinema HD displays.
"AMD is introducing the ATI Radeon HD 3870 Mac & PC Edition to enhance the Mac experience to maximum levels of 3D gaming and HD performance," said Matt Skynner, vice president of marketing, Graphics Products Group, AMD. "Mac users demand the best when it comes to HD graphics performance, and the ATI Radeon 3870 Mac & PC Edition is designed to meet and exceed that need by delivering The Ultimate Visual Experience to our customers’ displays."
Delivers More Power for Professional Applications
Superior performance and visual quality make the ATI Radeon HD 3870 Mac & PC Edition ideal for creative and professional applications on Apple Mac Pro systems, including Aperture, Motion and Final Cut Studio. Users can take advantage of the latest graphics features and drive productivity at an extraordinary price.
Advance to the Next Generation of HD Gaming
ATI Radeon HD 3870 Mac & PC Edition takes HD gaming to a whole new level by delivering a superior immersive gaming environment while enhancing overall image quality. The Unified Shader Architecture provides the ultimate in realistic game play experience. With PCI Express 2.0 support, users are now ready for games that demand blisteringly fast throughput. Ultimately, with ATI Radeon HD 3870 Mac & PC Edition, Mac users can enjoy a more complete next-generation gaming experience.
Experience Break-through Efficiency
ATI Radeon HD 3800 Series graphics processors have break-through efficiency, with up to twice the processing performance-per-watt compared to previous generations of high-end AMD graphics processors. AMD also has added its patented ATI PowerPlay technology to the ATI Radeon HD 3800 series to provide increased control over the graphics processor in multiple power states. With PowerPlay technology, users benefit from dynamic adjustment of clocks and voltages depending on their usage scenario, which allows for a cool and quiet user experience.
With a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of USD $219, the ATI Radeon HD 3870 Mac & PC Edition is scheduled to be available late June at leading Mac retailers world-wide.
Source: AMD Press Release