Radeon HD 5870 will be 40% faster than Radeon HD 4890 ?
April 24, 2009, 6:44 am
Published in this month boosters Radeon HD 4890 and GeForce GTX 275 long captured the attention of enthusiasts of computer games and away from the impending change in the area of productive solutions. However, progress does not stand still. It is increasingly reminiscent of a next-generation graphics processors AMD RV870 and NVIDIA GT300, which will have hardware support API DirectX 11. According to sources close to Taiwanese manufacturers of graphics cards, the first open an era of DirectX 11 is destined to the company AMD. Work on the new flagship accelerator is expected to be completed in the third quarter of this year, most likely in the second half of July. Exit onto the market the first products to 40-nm core of RV870 is scheduled for August. Representatives of the site HKEPC.com is called, even the exact date of announcement - August 7. Unfortunately, no details on the technical characteristics of the Asian news sources are not reported. Simply asserted that the graphics architecture of the future must clearly superior in flexibility and efficiency of all existing development of AMD and NVIDIA. German resource ATi-Forum. de proved somewhat more open and more specifically to the statements on RV870, stating, with reference to reliable sources that the graphics chip the new generation of AMD reaches 1, 9 Tflops (trillion floating-point operations per second, or a trillion floating-point operations per second ). This is much larger than had been predicted earlier. Let us recall that the graphics card Radeon HD 4850 (RV770 Pro) first reached the level of 1 Tflops. Her older brother Radeon HD 4870 (RV770 XT) demonstrates the theoretical performance of 1, 2 Tflops, but odnochipovy current flagship Radeon HD 4890 (RV790) is capable of 1, 36 Tflops. Consequently, according to German sources, RV870 graphics chip promises 40 -% increase in performance on the RV790. In the opinion of staff ATi-Forum. de, a new 40-nm core of the beginning, at least two graphic cards to the market name of Radeon HD 5850 and HD 5870. Go to the 40-nm manufacturing process offers hope for some reduction in power consumption and heat generation RV870 compared to the 55-nm core of RV790. Therefore, we can not exclude the fact that AMD engineers choose to develop a model of a dual Radeon HD 5870 X2.