AMD announced it has shipped over 800,000 GPUs with DirectX 11 support since the Radeon HD 5800 series was introduced in late September. Even though the company was plagued by severe shortages, it claims it has shipped over 500,000 ATI Radeon HD 5700 series GPUs and over 300,000 ATI Radeon HD 5800/5900 series GPUs.
The company said that so far it has shipped over 500 thousand ATI Radeon HD 5700-series graphics processing units code-named Juniper and over 300 thousand graphics chips known as Cypress that power ATI Radeon HD 5800-/5900-series graphics adapters. Thanks to partly resolved supply issues with 40nm chips, AMD’s graphics business unit seems to have high chances of shipping around a million of DirectX 11-supporting graphics processors this year.
ATI’s DirectX 11 lineup consists of several offerings and covers performance mainstream, high-end and enthusiast market segments. The most affordable DirectX 11 graphics card – ATI Radeon HD 5750 is available for about $140 in the U.S. – whereas the most expensive – ATI Radeon HD 5970 – costs over $600.