AMD Radeon HD 7970 / 7000M graphic cards are now available
Following the paper launch last month, AMD Radeon HD 7970 single-GPU graphics cards for desktop PCs are officially on sale today (January 10). AMD have also announced the availability of mobile devices using Radeon HD 7000M series mobile graphics this week, raising the bar for immersive video output and image quality. Built using a 28nm process, this card represents the first in a range of new GPUs offering a significantly higher performance for a lower power usage.
Launched on December 22, the HD 7970 graphics cards have been on sale since January 9, and were officially announced as available from January 10. AMD are targeting gamers who want nothing but the best with these cards, which also have a vastly improved compute core. The first graphics card to market using a PCI-E 3 interface, it is ready for DirectX 11.1, due later this year.
AMD HD 7000M mobile GPUs are built using existing 40nm production techniques and have a few power saving technologies built in. AMD dynamic switchable graphics technology puts the GPU into a power saving mode when an APU or CPU with integrated graphics is available and providing enough graphics performance for the current task load. AMD Powerplay technology, in conjunction with software, configures the GPU to optimize power usage depending on the current workload. The mobile GPUs are available in various laptops from HP and Lenovo.
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