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 AMD Radeon™ HD 8900 Graphics

AMD Radeon Graphics OEM
 
 
 

AMD Radeon™ HD 8900 Series

The world's most advanced and versatile GPUs.

 

 Overview

  • Ready for Microsoft Windows® 8 and DirectX® 11.1 gaming! Learn more.
  • Engineered for incredible DirectX® 11 gaming, the AMD Radeon™ HD 8970 enables staggering performance in the most demanding games, like DiRT® Showdown™, Sniper Elite V2 and Nexuiz.
  • Think of it as turbo for the GPU. Get automatic overclocking on the fly for better performance in your favorite games with AMD PowerTune technology, now with Boost.2
  • Accelerate the applications you use every day. Get faster performance in Adobe® Creative Suite® 6, Corel WinZip® and GIMP with AMD App Acceleration on the AMD Radeon™ HD 8970.3
  • The next generation of AMD Eyefinity technology is here, featuring all-new support for stereo 3D, universal bezel compensation and brand new display configurations for up to six monitors. Face it: the best just got better.4
  • Ready for the world’s highest-resolution displays: Featuring full support for HDMI® (with 4K) and DisplayPort 1.2 HBR2, the AMD Radeon™ HD 8970 is ready for displays up to 4096x2160.

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 System Requirements

  • PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard
  • For AMD Radeon™ HD 8950 GPU, 500W (or greater) power supply with one 150W 8-pin and one 75W 6-pin PCI Express power connector recommended8
  • For AMD Radeon™ HD 8970 GPU, 500W (or greater) power supply with two 75W 6-pin PCI Express power connectors recommended8
  • For AMD Radeon™ HD 8950 GPU, 850W power supply (or greater) with two 150W 8-pin and two 75W 6-pin
  • For AMD Radeon™ HD 8970 GPU, 750W (or greater) power supply with four 75W 6-pin PCI Express power connectors recommended for AMD CrossFire™ technology
    • NOTE: Minimum recommended system power supply wattage is based on the specific graphics card and the typical power requirements of other system components. Your system may require more or less power. OEM and other pre-assembled PCs may have different power requirements.  
  • For an AMD CrossFire™ system, a second AMD Radeon™ HD 8950 or 8970 GPU, an AMD CrossFire™ Ready motherboard and one AMD CrossFire™ Bridge Interconnect cable is required 
  • PCI Express power connectors recommended for AMD CrossFire™ technology.
  • Certified power supplies are recommended.  Refer to http://support.amd.com/en-us/recommended/power-supplies for a list of Certified products
  • Minimum 4GB of system memory
  • 8GB (or more) of system memory recommended for AMD CrossFire™ technology
  • Installation software requires CD-ROM drive, a keyboard, a mouse, and a display
  • DVD playback requires DVD drive and a DVD
  • Blu-ray™ playback requires Blu-ray drive and a Blu-ray disc
  • For an AMD CrossFire™ system, a second AMD Radeon™ HD 8970 GPU, an AMD CrossFire™ Ready motherboard and one AMD CrossFire™ Bridge Interconnect cable is required
  • Use of 3 or more displays with AMD Eyefinity technology requires a DisplayPort-capable panel or an AMD Eyefinity-validated dongle. See http://support.amd.com/en-us/recommended/eyefinity-adapters for a list of validated DisplayPort dongles.
  • 64-bit operating system highly recommended
  • Not for professional or commercial use. Please see AMD FirePro™ products for these applications.

 Specs

AMD Radeon™ HD 8970 GraphicsAMD Radeon™ HD 8950 Graphics
  • 1GHz Engine Clock (up to 1.05GHz with boost)
  • 3GB GDDR5 Memory
  • 1500MHz Memory Clock (6.0 Gbps GDDR5)
  • 288GB/s memory bandwidth
  • 4.3 TFLOPS Single Precision compute power
  • 1.01 TFLOPS Double Precision compute power
  • GCN Architecture
    • 32 Compute Units (2048 Stream Processors)
    • 128 Texture Units
    • 128 Z/Stencil ROP Units
    • 32 Color ROP Units
    • Dual geometry units
  • ​850MHz Engine Clock (Up to 925MHz with Boost) 
  • 3GB GDDR5 Memory
  • 1250MHz Memory Clock (5.0 Gbps GDDR5)
  • 240GB/s memory bandwidth
  • 2.87 TFLOPS Single Precision compute power
  • 717 GFLOPs Double Precision compute power
  • GCN Architecture
    • 28 Compute Units (1792 Stream Processors)
    • 112 Texture Units
    • 128 Z/Stencil ROP Units
    • 32 Color ROP Units
    • Dual geometry units
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  • Dual Asynchronous Compute Engines (ACE)
  • PCI Express 3.0 x16 bus interface
  • DirectX® 11.1-capable graphics
    • 9th generation programmable hardware tessellation units
    • Shader Model 5.0
    • DirectCompute 11
    • Accelerated multi-threading
    • HDR texture compression
    • Order-independent transparency
  • OpenGL 4.2 support
    • Partially Resident Textures (PRT)
      • Ultra-high resolution texture streaming technology
  • Image quality enhancement technology
    • Up to 24x multi-sample and super-sample anti-aliasing modes
    • Adaptive anti-aliasing
    • Morphological Anti-Aliasing (MLAA) 2.0
    • DirectX® 9/10/11 Super Sample Anti-Aliasing (SSAA)
      • Automatic LOD adjustment (Requires AMD Catalyst™ 12.4 or higher)
    • 16x angle independent anisotropic texture filtering
    • 128-bit floating point HDR rendering
  • AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology4
    • Up to 6 displays supported with DisplayPort 1.2 Multi-Stream Transport
    • Independent resolutions, refresh rates, color controls, and video overlays
    • Display grouping
      • Combine multiple displays to behave like a single large display
  • AMD App Acceleration3
    • OpenCL 1.2 Support
    • Microsoft C++ AMP
    • DirectCompute 11
    • Double Precision Floating Point
    • AMD HD Media Accelerator
      • Unified Video Decoder (UVD)
        • H.264
        • VC-1
        • MPEG-2 (SD & HD)
        • MVC (Blu-ray 3D)
        • MPEG-4 Part 2 (DivX/Xvid)
        • Adobe Flash
        • DXVA 1.0 & 2.0 support
      • Video Codec Engine (VCE)
        • Multi-stream hardware H.264 encoder
        • Full-fixed mode: 1080p @ 60 FPS encoding
        • Hybrid mode: Stream Processor-assisted encoding
      • Enhanced Video Quality features
        • Advanced post-processing and scaling
          • Deblocking
          • Denoising
          • Automatic deinterlacing
          • Mosquito noise reduction
          • Edge enhancement
          • 3:2 pulldown detection
        • Advanced video color correction
          • Brighter whites processing (Blue Stretch)
          • Independent video gamma control
          • Flesh tone correction
          • Color vibrance control
          • Dynamic contrast
          • Dynamic video range control
  • AMD HD3D technology5
    • Stereoscopic 3D display/glasses support
    • Blu-ray 3D support
    • Stereoscopic 3D gaming
    • 3rd party Stereoscopic 3D middleware software support
  • AMD CrossFire™ multi-GPU technology6
    • Dual, triple or quad-GPU scaling
  • Cutting-edge integrated display support
    • DisplayPort 1.2 
      • Max resolution: 4096x2160 @ 60 Hz per display
      • Multi-Stream
      • 21.6 Gbps bandwidth (HBR2)
      • High bit-rate audio
      • Quad HD/4K/UHDTV display support
      • 1080p60 Stereoscopic 3D (Frame Sequential Format) 
    • HDMI® (With 4K, 3D, x.v.Color™ and Deep Color)
      • Max resolution: 4096x2160 @ 30 Hz
      • 1080p30 Stereoscopic 3D (Packed Frame Format)
      • Quad HD/4K/UHDTV video display support
    • Dual-link DVI with HDCP
      • Max resolution: 2560x1600
    • VGA
      • Max resolution: 2048x1536
  • Integrated HD audio controller
    • Output protected high bit rate 7.1 channel surround sound over HDMI with no additional cables required
    • Supports AC-3, AAC, Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio formats
  • AMD PowerPlay™ power management technology7
    • Automatic power management with low power idle states
  • AMD PowerTune technology7
    • Intelligent TDP management technology
    • Dynamic clockspeed/performance enhancement for games
  • AMD ZeroCore Power technology7
    • Ultra-low idle power when the system’s display is off
    • Efficient low power mode for desktop work
    • Secondary GPUs in an AMD CrossFire™ technology configuration power down when unneeded
  • AMD Catalyst™ graphics and HD video configuration software
    • Software support for Windows® 7, Windows Vista® and Windows® XP.
    • AMD Catalyst™ Control Center - AMD Catalyst™ software application and user interface for setup, configuration, and accessing features of AMD Radeon products.
    • Unified Graphics display driver - AMD Catalyst™ software enabling other PC programs and devices to use advanced graphics, video, and features of AMD Radeon™ products.

  

  

  

  

  

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