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AMD announces Radeon HD 6800 series GPUs
Press release, October 22; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES [Friday 22 October 2010]

AMD has introduced the AMD Radeon HD 6800 series, designed specifically for gamers by delivering unprecedented game performance starting at US$179. The new AMD Radeon HD 6800 series graphics cards provide more than 30% greater game performance than competing products, harnessing AMD's second-generation Microsoft DirectX 11-capable architecture, best-in-class energy efficiency, and an unmatched feature set, including AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology.

The AMD Radeon HD 6800 series graphics cards also support both DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 1.4a, providing PC users with expanded options for multi-monitor configurations, display selection, and new DisplayPort audio features.

With the AMD Radeon HD 6800 series graphics cards, AMD is introducing AMD HD3D technology, the result of the company's open 3D initiative for stereo 3D gaming and movies. AMD HD3D technology supports over 400 titles through its partners, and AMD's open 3D ecosystem approach encourages the broadest selection of 3D solutions, available at the most affordable cost.

The AMD Radeon HD 6800 series graphics cards is also fully supporting both DirectCompute and OpenCL, ensuring broad application support.

The AMD Radeon HD 6800 series graphics cards is supported by a dozen add-in-board companies, including Asustek Computer, Club 3D, Diamond Multimedia, Force3D, Gigabyte Technology, Hightech Information Systems (HIS), Micro-Star International (MSI), PowerColor, Sapphire Technology, VisionTek and XFX.

AMD Radeon HD 6870 graphics card

AMD Radeon HD 6870 graphics card
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