AMD’s Award-winning ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 Graphics Series Shipping in High-Performance PCs from Leading OEMs and System Integrators
– Nearly two million ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 series graphics cards have shipped to date, demonstrating incredible momentum for AMD discrete graphics products −
SUNNYVALE, Calif. --
AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced high-performance PCs from a wide array of leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and system integrators (SIs) are now delivering immersive game play thanks to the ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 line of graphics cards. The ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 series is available in numerous configurations, including systems based on AMD Phenom™ X3 and AMD Phenom™ X4 processors as well as Intel Core™ i7 and Core™2 processors.
To date, the ATI Radeon HD 4800 series has sold nearly two million units. The momentum continues with a growing list of high-performance gaming systems announced by OEM partners including Acer, Fujitsu Siemens, Gateway, HP, and Medion. In addition, Alienware, Falcon Northwest, Velocity Micro, Maingear, CyberPower, iBuyPower, Commodore Gaming, ExtremePC, Biohazard, Puget Systems and many other system integrators have announced systems shipping with ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 series graphics.
Across the board, the new designs cater to the computer user interested in The Ultimate Visual Experience™ while playing the latest video game titles, editing videos and photographs, and watching high definition content1. Personal computers supercharged with an ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 series graphics card can enable the type of immersive experience that is driving the continued growth of PC gaming.
“The tremendous reception for the ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 line of graphics cards is yet another indication that PC gaming is not only alive, it is thriving,” said Randy Stude, president of PC Gaming Alliance. “Interest in high-end personal computers with powerful graphics cards is directly connected to PC gamers wanting to experience every last visual detail of today’s cutting-edge games. With an estimated one billion personal computers globally by the end of 20082 , and great products like the ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 series, there is every reason to believe 2008 worldwide PC gaming hardware revenues could reach or surpass the 2007 high-water mark of $43.4 billion3.”
The new OEM and SI designs cover a broad spectrum of choices, from single card configurations utilizing the tremendous performance per dollar leadership of the ATI Radeon™ HD 4850 through to the world’s fastest quad GPU configurations delivered by combining the sheer might of two ATI Radeon™ HD 4870 X2 graphics cards utilizing ATI CrossfireX™ technology.
“From support for cutting-edge technologies such as DirectX® 10.1 to HDMI 7.1 Audio, the full line of ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 graphics cards can help enhance the overall experience delivered by any computer system in which it is included,” said Rick Bergman, vice president and general manager, Graphics Products Group, AMD. “Customers have clearly stated that they want high-performance graphics, and partners are turning to the ATI Radeon HD 4800 series to deliver.”
The ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 4850
The first graphics card to deliver a full TeraFLOPS of compute power, the ATI Radeon™ HD 4850 graphics card has quickly established itself as the card of choice for under $200.
ATI Radeon™ HD 4870
The ATI Radeon™ HD 4870 has the distinction of being the first commercial product to utilize cutting-edge GDDR5 memory. The use of a GDDR5-based frame buffer effectively doubles the memory bandwidth relative to the previous generation of GDDR4 memory, significantly enhancing the performance of the ATI Radeon™ HD 4870 graphics card.
ATI Radeon™ HD 4870 X2
The ATI Radeon™ HD 4870 X2 is the epitome of design efficiency. By combining two highly efficient graphics processors on a single graphics board, AMD has made it possible to substantially improve performance over single GPU solutions. As a testament to the strength of this design approach, the ATI Radeon™ HD 4870 X2 has received recognition as the “world’s fastest graphics card” from technology enthusiasts around the world.4
"With the launch of the ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 series, AMD has made itself a force to be reckoned with in enthusiast graphics. Our newest Raptor™ Z90 and Edge™ Z55 computers have both received prestigious industry awards this week, greatly assisted by the gaming performance of the ATI Radeon™ HD 4870 graphics cards powering the visual experience."
- Randy Copeland, president & CEO, Velocity Micro
"The reigning king of single card graphics performance, the ATI Radeon™ HD 4870 X2, fits into our award-winning small form factor FragBox like a hand in a glove. The incredible combination of the FragBox and ATI Radeon™ HD 4870 X2 graphics continues to rewrite expectations for SFF systems, and together they have netted us a number of awards. Keep up the great work AMD!"
- Kelt Reeves, president, Falcon Northwest
"With every system we ship, Alienware strives to deliver the best gaming experience to our discerning and well informed customer base. When paired with the latest, cutting-edge microprocessors, ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 series graphics cards redefine high-performance gaming and computing."
- Patrick Cooper, director, product planning, Alienware
"At Maingear, we're dedicated to building state-of-the-art gaming computers. When we first heard the ATI Radeon™ HD 4870 X2 had more than 2.4 TeraFLOPS of compute power, we immediately knew we had to build a system to take advantage of that level of performance. In fact, we've added the entire ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 series to our line up!"
- Wallace Santos, CEO and founder, MAINGEAR Computers
"Every product in the ATI Radeon™ HD 4000 series punches above its price. Not only do iBuyPower PCs with ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 perform incredibly well, they offer the best technology in the market. Our customers are ready for everything from today's DirectX 9 and DirectX 10 titles, to the latest DirectX 10.1 titles that are arriving on store shelves now."
- Darren Su, executive vice president, iBuyPower
For further information on systems with ATI Radeon™ HD 4000 series graphics, please visit game.amd.com.
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1Viewing HD content requires an HD capable monitor.
2Based on PC Gaming Alliance presentation, August 19, 2008.
3Based on PC Gaming Alliance presentation, August 19, 2008. Figures based on PCs shipped with discrete graphics capable of playing DX9.0c games.
4As of November 16th, 2008, the ATI Radeon™ HD 4870 X2 is the fastest, most powerful graphics card based on the 3DMark Vantage v.101 extreme top score of 6920.
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