AMD revealed in yesterday's earnings call that it has shipped over six million DirectX 11 graphics cards since the launch of the Evergreen GPU in September 2009.
“In graphics, we shipped a total of over six million DirectX 11 enabled units to date, and expanded the family into the mainstream and value segments,” said Dirk Meyer, the chief exec of AMD.
AMD’s graphics business group launched the world’s first DirectX 11 graphics chip on the 23rd September of 2009, about six months before Nvidia. Since then, ATI has released a lineup of DirectX 11-enabled GPUs for mainstream, entry and mobile segments. ATI Radeon HD 5000 family of graphics chips are also OpenGL 4.0 and OpenCL 1.0-capable.
With virtually 100% of DirectX 11 GPU market ATI can ensure that game developers will optimize the forthcoming titles for the Radeon HD 5000-series graphics processors.