AMD has announced a new graphics card under its wing in the ATI Radeon HD 4890 GPU. This new video card joins the rank of the Dragon series which boasts of 1.35 TeraFLOPS of power. This GPU can be clocked up to almost 1GHz and it has support for DirectX 10.1 titles such as Stormrise from SEGA, Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. from Ubisoft and BattleForge from Electronic Arts. What’s great is this graphics card can handle super high resolutions, intense gaming graphics and can be combined with up to three other ATI Radeon HD 4890 cards by using the ATI CrossFireX tech.
The demand for higher capable graphics card is obvious in the market today and AMD aims to cater to these requirements. Whether the intent is for gaming or for graphical designing, the point here is that the higher capacity graphic cards are needed to boost the graphic rendering to produce the needed visualization and pixilation required by users today.
Other features include ATI Stream technology, Unified Video Decoder 2.0, HDMI support, 7.1 surround sound and more. Eventually this card will be included in PCs from Diamond Multimedia, MSI, ASUS and others, though you can buy it outright right now for $250.
It looks like laptops are expanding their use and it has become a preference even for people who want a laptop mainly for gaming. And though laptop manufacturers would want these mobile gadgets mainly for business use, it is one demand aspect that is certainly hard to pass up.
So the solution here is to really try and gear up the internal peripherals from the motherboard, memory and video card requirements to adhere to the demand of mobile gaming geeks. And it looks like the long rumored release of the Mobility Radeon 4870 X2 is why such has been announced.
Initially shown at this year’s CES as part of the performance powerhouse Asus W90 notebook, the Mobility Radeon 4870 X2 should become AMD’s top performing part in the mobile world, most likely surpassing Nvidia’s current mobile performance king, the GeForce 9800M GTX SLI.
This new Radeon notebook friendly graphics chip ships features core and memory clocks of 600 and 900MHz, respectively, with 1GB of graphics memory available to its disposal.
The Asus W90Vp notebook just became available today on newegg, confirming earlier rumors of this GPU release. For $2200, Asus packs a Core 2 Duo T9600 processor, a huge 18.4″ Wide UXGA screen, 6GB of memory and a single 320GB hard drive. A DVD superdrive and multiple connectivity options become obvious additions in this large, 11+ lbs. heavy chassis.