AMD Unleashes ATI Radeon HD 3800 Series
AMD today announced the introduction and immediate availability of the ATI Radeon HD 3800 Series of graphics processing units, which deliver Microsoft's DirectX 10.1 support, 55nm process technology and tri- and quad- multi-GPU support with ATI CrossFireX. The complete specs are here.
At launch, the ATI Radeon HD 3800 series will support dual-GPU CrossFire with tri and quad-GPU support scheduled for January 2008.
The ATI Radeon HD 3800 series will be introduced in two variants at launch, from US $179 MSRP, the ATI Radeon HD 3850 with 256MB of GDDR3 memory and from US $219 MSRP, the ATI Radeon HD 3870 with 512MB GDDR4 memory.
This new series of graphics products also represent the first step in the launch of AMD's upcoming enthusiast platform codenamed “Spider.”
In addition to 55nm process technology, AMD has also 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 can dynamically adjust clocks and voltages depending on their usage scenario, which allows for a cool and quiet user experience.
The ATI Radeon HD 3850 and ATI Radeon HD 3870 support the Unified Video Decoder (as an Add-in-Board option).
The ATI Radeon HD 3800 series launches with support from the following AMD’s Add-in-Board (AIB) and Systems Integrators (SI) partners. AIB partners building boards based on the ATI Radeon HD 3800 series include Asus, Club 3D, Diamond Multimedia, Gigabyte, HIS, Info-Tek, MSI, Palit, Sapphire, Tul and Visiontek. Systems integrators launching ATI Radeon HD 3800 series include ABS, Alienware, AMAX, Canada Computers, CyberPower, Extreme PC Corporation, Falcon-Northwest, iBUYPOWER, Maingear, Systemax, Ultra Gaming and Velocity Micro.
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