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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

AMD Launches Two-Chip Graphics Card For Gamers

The ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 combines two graphics processors on a single board, giving it nearly double the performance of the single chip Radeon HD 3870 introduced in November 2007. The latest graphics card tops a Teraflop, or 1 trillion floating point operations per second, which is the equivalent of a trillion mathematical calculations per second.

High end graphics cards target hardcore gamers looking for realism in 3D effects used in many video games today. To get peak performance, game enthusiasts will use multiple graphics cards and use software tools to boost the clock speed of CPUs.

AMD's latest product would compete with Nvidia's GeForce 8800 Ultra that starts at $630. The Radeon HD 3870 X2 has a suggested retail price of $449. With the card comparable in performance to Nvidia's highest end product, but selling for substantially less, the new card places AMD ahead of its rival, Peddie said. Nvidia, however, is likely to respond quickly to the competition.

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