News
 

Bookmark and Share

(2) 

ATI, graphics business unit of Advanced Micro Devices, demonstrated the world’s first DirectX 11-capable graphics processing unit (GPU) at Computex Taipei 2009, exactly a year ago from today. The first ATI DirectX 11 chips - code-named Evergreen - were launched in late Septmber, 2009, and so far ATI has shipped more than eleven million of DX11 graphics chips.

“We have shipped over eleven DirectX 11 GPUs since we launched in the fall. It is a huge technology effect. Microsoft has told us that the transition to DirectX 11 has been the fastest transition for DirectX ever,” said Leslie Sobon, vice president of worldwide product marketing at AMD, during a press event at Computex Taipei.

According to ATI’s arch-rival Nvidia Corp. itself and independent analysts, Nvidia shipped around 400 thousand DirectX 11-capable graphics till mid-May 2010.

At present ATI is the only provider of desktop and mobile top-to-bottom DirectX 11 solutions. The main competitor – Nvidia – only ships graphics and computing solutions powered by the code-named GF100 chip, the monster, which contains over three billion of transistors and that is very expensive to manufacture. Nvidia’s mainstream DirectX 11 solutions that belong to Fermi generation are projected to launch in summer and fall of 2010.

Tags: ATI, AMD, Radeon, Evergreen, 40nm, Cypress, Juniper, Hemlock, Redwood

Discussion

Comments currently: 2
Discussion started: 06/02/10 02:11:35 PM
Latest comment: 06/04/10 01:27:53 AM

[1-2]

1. 
Good for ATi! Now I want a 5770 AGP version And I'm willing to pay 20$ more than the PCIe version too!
0 0 [Posted by: East17  | Date: 06/02/10 02:11:35 PM]
Reply

2. 
But according to the NV CEO it does not matter about DX11 shipments............yeah right hahahaha
0 0 [Posted by: alpha0ne  | Date: 06/04/10 01:27:53 AM]
Reply

[1-2]

Add your Comment




Related news

Latest News

Monday, April 14, 2014

8:23 am | Microsoft Vows to Release Xbox 360 Emulator for Xbox One. Microsoft Xbox One May Gain Compatibility with Xbox 360 Games

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

10:39 am | Microsoft Reveals Kinect for Windows v2 Hardware. Launch of New Kinect for Windows Approaches

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

1:57 pm | Facebook to Acquire Virtual Reality Pioneer, Oculus VR. Facebook Considers Virtual Reality as Next-Gen Social Platform

1:35 pm | Intel Acquires Maker of Wearable Computing Devices. Basis Science Becomes Fully-Owned Subsidiary of Intel

Monday, March 24, 2014

10:53 pm | Global UHD TV Shipments Total 1.6 Million Units in 2013 – Analysts. China Ahead of the Whole World with 4K TV Adoption

10:40 pm | Crytek to Adopt AMD Mantle Mantle API for CryEngine. Leading Game Developer Adopts AMD Mantle

9:08 pm | Microsoft Unleashes DirectX 12: One API for PCs, Mobile Gadgets and Xbox One. Microsoft Promises Increased Performance, New Features with DirectX 12

3:33 pm | PowerVR Wizard: Imagination Reveals World’s First Ray-Tracing GPU IP for Mobile Devices. Imagination Technologies Brings Ray-Tracing, Hybrid Rendering Modes to Smartphones and Tablets

2:00 pm | Nokia Now Expects to Close Deal with Microsoft in Q2. Sale of Nokia’s Division to Close Next Month